Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Gender Equality is a fundamental human right and important for a sustainable world. CERB believes in advocating for economic empowerment for women to boost Pakistan’s economy and creating equal workplaces where both men and women can excel. This is beneficial for all individuals to achieve their full potential, for the economy to utilize the skills and productivity of the workforce efficiently, and for society to increase social cohesion.

Pakistan’s female participation rate remains low at 22%. The gender gap is decreasing but the female labor force participation remains low in urban areas particularly. The culture in Pakistan around women’s economic participation is unfriendly and poses many challenges for women once they are married and have children. At CERB, we believe effective recruitment and retention HR practices are critical when it comes to increasing female participation rate. We need to create safe and dignified workplaces for women so they are able to participate as full economic actors in Pakistan’s development and growth.

As part of the SDG leadership programme, CERB manages awareness sessions and workshops on SDG targets for SDG 5: Gender Equality. CERB can also help companies with building their female talent pipeline and build capacity for women in leadership roles; please look at our services page for more details.

Publications

Publication

Baseline Survey of Gender Diversity in the Business Sector of Pakistan

By: Javeria Ameen (Coordinator and Research Associate - Transforming Business Culture), Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate), Zaimal Azad (CIRCLE)

Publication

The Gender Employment Gap: Challenges and Solutions

By: M. Bisello, M. Mascherini, Rioboo Leston

From Our Blog

Apr 2020

The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Apr 2020

Family-friendly workplace redefined

By: Shirin Mehri (Programme Manager - Ethics and Governance)

Nov 2018

Breaking Boundaries: Gender Equality in the Workplace by signing the WEPs

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Aug 2018

A Review of “Pursuing Women’s Economic Empowerment – A study by the IMF”

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Mar 2018

News Update: CERB Event for International Women’s Day

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Mar 2018

Reducing the bottlenecks to increasing gender representation in your business

By: Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)