Women and girls in Pakistani
households bear a disproportionately high share of the burden of
poverty. Widespread gender inequality rooted in a host of cultural and
social practices and discriminatory laws restrict women's equal
participation with men in the country's development.
commitment to gender equality is well known to partners and
stakeholders in both Canada
and Pakistan and
given this positive reputation, CIDA finds itself well-positioned to
work towards advancing gender equality in Pakistan.