The Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women In Rural Area In Quetta


  • Sadia Barech Department of Social Work, University of Balochistan
  • Syed Ainuddin Department of Disaster Management, University of Balochistan



Water Scarcity, Women, Rural Area.


The distribution of water world is socially influenced, replicating incessant global gender inequalities and discrimination by those who hold leading perspectives on water. In the global varying situation, water is becoming scarier and significant owing to its non-availability for the communities in nearly each corner of the world. Concentrating on the significance of the water a study was conducted on the socioeconomic effects of water scarcity and its effect on women, the purpose of the learning was to manuscript the approaches of women in the rural area of Quetta and their role in justifying water scarcity with a purpose of providing a set of recommendations. As the outcome of the comparatively uncharted nature of women’s approaches, the study was exploratory. Primary data was collected through a questionnaire, secondary data from different generals, line departments and reports. The universe of the present study was district Quetta which consists of the rural areas of Quetta and the sample size of the present study was 400. The findings of the study indicate that due to water scarcity male respondents were more affected economically as compared to female respondents. The findings of the study indicate that water scarcity has affected the health of women in rural areas of Quetta. The results show that women are more effected as compare to men.






How to Cite

Barech, S., & Ainuddin, S. (2019). The Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women In Rural Area In Quetta. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 18(1), 129–143.