Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Social Exclusion of Women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Causes and Remedies

Sadia Fayaz , Sumaira Gul , Shaista Taj
Women, Social, Exclusion, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. ,


Social exclusion is a situation of society where an individual is denied to take part in different social activities. Social exclusion have three dimensions: economic, political and societal/cultural. Majority of women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa especially of rural areas have been facing social exclusion. They are deprived of many of their rights and limited to a marginalized section of society. This article aim to inquire into the causes of women’s social exclusion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and suggest remedies to it. The methodology of the study will be descriptive and analytical. Both primary and secondary data will be used.

Majority of women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa face hurdles in their social, political and economic life. They lagged behind in every field of life i.e. education, politics, economics and recreational activities. They are deprived of even to have access to health facilities. There are many factors involved in it which should be addressed to give females their due status in the society. For economic development of an area social inclusion of women is very important. Excluding almost half of the population from different economic, political and cultural activities is detrimental to stability and development of a society.