Navigation Links
‘Family Honour’ Hinder Pakistani Girls In Getting Educatin

Many girls in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, cannot go to school because their parents fear that sending them outside their neighborhoods// would go against their 'family honour', states a World Bank report.

"The net primary enrolment rate for girls in Pakistan is only about 42 to 45 percent. As the girls transit to middle school, there are a high number of dropouts. So virtually, very, very few girls go on to complete middle school and very, very few thereafter go onto secondary or high school," said the report.

Stating that the overall concern about the security of the girl and the reputation of the family was restricting women's movement outside their homes, the Country Gender Assessment (CGA) report stated that it was also "limiting their access not only to education but also to medical care, opportunities for paid work, voting, and other forms of political and community participation".

The report quoted Naseem, a mother from Lodhran in southern Punjab, as saying: "Our village elder, my father, said that if our daughter goes outside the village to study, it will become a problem of our honour."

The findings have prompted the World Bank to mull the "idea of offering families in Pakistan stipends to ensure that girls have safe transportation to schools. It's an idea the bank would like to propose to the government of Pakistan," said Tara Vishwanath, the lead author behind the World Bank report.

"They are concerned about allowing a girl to walk outside her community alone. And that comes not necessarily from the fear of them being kidnapped or anything like that. It's much more related to the cultural practices which take the form of seclusion practices - purdah - and things that we know about."

Alongside the financial constrain of constructing more schools in local communities, the report highlights a major hurdle - there are simply too few educated women in many Pakistani villages to staf f schools for girls.

A lead economist in the World Bank's South Asia Region, Vishwanath says that restrictions on mobility are undercutting the ability of women to access services.

The report also notes improvements in Pakistan in several sectors. Vishwanath says that overall the gains have mostly been in immunization of children and small improvements in antenatal care.

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Archaic Law Hindering HIV Prevention In Namibian Prisons
2. How to Hinder Gene Amplification? - Researchers Revealed
3. Obesity Hinders Medical Diagnostic Tests
4. Common Sleep Disorder Hinders School Performance
5. Smoking Hinders Pregnancy
6. Fear of Possible Harm Hinder Nanotech Development
7. Popular Herbal Supplement Hinders the Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells
8. Surgeons in India to Mend ‘Pakistani Hearts’ by treating 70 Childrn
9. Pakistani Quake Survivors Face Outbreak Of Diarrhea
10. Pakistani Boy Undergoes Liver Transplant In India
11. Chennai Hospital Treats Pakistani Blue Baby
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The Muscular ... Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, launched the 14th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign on ... muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... George H. Van Allen have signed a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. ... pathway toward associate and baccalaureate degrees at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps ... in Dover, NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally ... one hour from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York, New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... in gym use and find themselves having to wait longer to access the treadmills. ... on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape by joining ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point ... Best in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report ... independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , February 5, 2016 ... new market research report "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and ... Antepartum), Warmer, Incubator, Pulse Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the global market over ... is estimated at USD 6.28 Billion in 2015 and ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 2016 For hospitals considering enrollment in the ... in the program, the Health Resources and Services Administration,s ... , Mega-Guidance , could have significant impact on plans ... September 2016. Essential Insights , Daniel ... summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed changes, including a new ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... FOSTER CITY, Calif. , Feb. 4, 2016 ... (the "Company") today announced it has entered into ... and Exchange Commission (SEC) fully resolving the SEC,s ... Practices Act (FCPA).  Under the terms of the ... total of $12.8 million, including disgorgement, pre-judgment interest ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: