Women’s Substantive Role in Local Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Challenges and Opportunities

Authors

  • Latif ullah Department of Sociology, Institute of Social & Cultural Studies University of Punjab, Lahore
  • Khalil Ahmad Department of Sociology, Institute of Social & Cultural Studies University of the Punjab Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v20i1.66

Keywords:

Women’s substantive representation, Challenges, Opportunities, Council’s business, Financial resources, Mobilization

Abstract

Women’s political representation is the common concern of the entirefeminist. However, the idea of women representation in politics is criticized thatto how women should be represented in politics. The present study aimed to analyse the challenges and opportunities to the women substantive role in local government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The study adopted the qualitative method of research to analyse women’s substantive representation. The women’s substantive roles were assessed by pre developed themes as;women’s participation in the local council business, Women’s influence on political party, women’s access to local government financial resources, and women’s role in civil society’s mobilization. The researchers further asked leading questions under eachtheme to collect respondent’s views with respect to challenges and opportunities to women substantive role in local government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The study was conducted in District Mardan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The researchers conducted 10 in-depth interviews with women councillors elected on reserved seats in village/neighbourhood council of district Mardan by using purposive sampling technique of qualitative research.

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Published

2020-03-08

How to Cite

ullah, L., & Ahmad, K. (2020). Women’s Substantive Role in Local Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Challenges and Opportunities. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 20(1), 73–88. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v20i1.66

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