Pakistan: Education and Gender Policy Girl’s Education: A Lifeline to Development

Chapter I: Part I of the first Chapter defines profile of women in Pakistan and presents the
issue of education deprivation of women. Part II describes the purpose of research. Part III
outlines the methodology and limitations of the study.
Chapter II: Part I defines trends in literacy in Pakistan, the male/female; rural/urban
enrolment and drop-out rates, status of primary schools and teacher’s education in Pakistan,
using statistical information. Part II highlights factors that affect literacy in Pakistan. Part III
discusses the major constraints to girl’s education in Pakistan.
Chapter III reviews past policies and programs implemented during the last decade,
highlighting progressive measures, including incentive schemes, education policy making, the
role of media, development of gender supportive material and the contribution of the NGOs
and the private sector, which had an impact on girl’s education.
Chapter IV: Part I focuses on the results of the Education For All 2000 Assessment and
reflects current policies and programs, adopted to improve access of girls to primary
education, identifying the gaps that need to be bridged. Part II visualizes a possible future
scenario for girl’s education in Pakistan, in the general context of gender equity, gives policy