The Impact Of Women's Empowerment On Sustainable Development In The District Of Sargodha

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Hafsah Batool , Muhammad Imran , Abdul Rehman


There is clear discrimination based on a person's gender in all walks of life in Pakistan. Women's rights are constantly being trampled upon. Promoting fundamental women's rights on an equitable and partnership basis is central to achieving sustainable development. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as sustainable development, the end of poverty, and the establishment of sound governance, depend on the participation and leadership of a fully empowered female population. The purpose of this research is to assess the effects of women's empowerment on sustainable development by identifying the various socio-cultural and economic factors that influence women's empowerment in the domestic sphere. Multistage random sampling was used to select a total of 384 women from the district of Sargodha in Punjab, Pakistan, to interview for this study. Binary logistic regression is used in addition to descriptive and bivariate analysis. Issues of key concern for women's empowerment in the study area were identified, including women's and husbands' education; access to and control over economic resources; guarantees of property rights; economic independence; enhanced decision-making capacity; a supportive environment; paid employment participation; knowledge of contraception and family planning matters; and a supportive environment. This research emphasised the significance of government and NGO involvement and individual level suggestions in empowering women and achieving sustainable development, MDGs, and SDGs.

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