International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Education and Empowerment of the Women in Rural Areas of Balochistan: The Views of Baloch Tribal Men
Shumaila Umer, Zaheruddin Othman, KalthumBt Haji Hassan

Education and empowerment are prerequisite for the advancement of women throughout the globe. However, women in Balochistan are living in the quagmire of centuries old traditions made by the Baloch tribal men of the local communities, which barricade their access to education and empowerment. This study examines that what are the views of Baloch tribal men about the education and empowerment of the women. This study has been conducted in sub Tehsil Punchpahee district Quetta (Rural Balochistan).The data has been collected through indepth qualitative interviews of Baloch tribal men, who were selected through Purposive sampling. The interviews demonstrated that the socio cultural status of women, and consequently their access to education, remains deeply tied to Balochi Rawaj (tribal code). However, the ideas and stereotypes arising from their Baloch codes, culture, religion and politics were found to meaningfully shape men‘s views about women‘s participation in development of the community and education.

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