Bringing women’s work into focus in Pakistan

Agriculture, the backbone of Pakistan’s economy, can help improve nutrition. The role of the women workers who drive the sector has been a blind spot amongst policy makers who fail to recognize how women in agriculture often work for cheap rates or even for free. The negative effect of this on their health and the nutritional wellbeing of their children is missing from policy discourse. In 2017, LANSA Pakistan tried to bring focus to this issue by giving inputs into provincial-level programming and by obtaining public pledges of support from policymakers and civil society organisations at the national and provincial levels for the legal recognition of women agricultural workers.

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South Asia Focus

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This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies

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