Gender Mainstreaming in Global Governance: The Case of Pakistan
The aim of gender mainstreaming is to provide gender equality by considering development processes, increasing potential to influence, women obligations, opportunities, and policies for equal rights. There are many factors involved within gender mainstreaming such as resource allocation, institutional structures, policies, decision making assemblies, and advocating gender equality. This strategy is also considering the relative situations and conditions of different groups in society for developing interventions, strategies, and developmental policies. Although, key focus is made to consider gender equality but development cooperation sector lacks the transformatory aspects. Pakistan’s government highly comply with international organisations, whereas massive changes have been identified within legislations and laws of Pakistan such as National Commission on Status of Women Act 2012 and “The Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010”. It was identified that international donations has improved the financial conditions of Pakistan’s women by developing “The First Women Bank” in Pakistan. These donations have increased the participation of women in political practise of Pakistan. More women are getting employed after the implementation of 2012 harassment at workplace act. But many critics identified that women empowerment and liberty is destroying the cultural values of Pakistan and makes women more like western women.
Keywords - Gender, Mainstreaming, Women, Governance