The Impact of Globalization on Women Political Participation (A Case Study of Pakistan 1999-2010)


1 Lecturer Government Postgraduate College, Bhakkar Pakistan

2 Lecturer Government Postgraduate College Asghar Mall, Rawalpindi Pakistan

3 Assistant Professor, Government Postgraduate College, Bhakkar, Pakistan

4 Assistant Professor Government College Lodarian, Pakistan


Globalization is a multi-dimensional process of economic, political, cultural, and ideological change. It has had a mixed impact on women’s rights. On the one hand, it has led to increasing violations of women’s economic, political, and cultural rights in large measure due to the withering away of the welfare-developmental state, the feminization of poverty, the expansion of religious fundamentalisms, and new forms of militarism and conflict. On the other hand, aspects of globalization have provided women with increasing opportunities to work in solidarity at national, regional, and international levels to demand their rights. Our objective is to advance and share knowledge about the gendered aspects of globalization and help promote mechanisms that strengthen the positive aspects and consequences of globalization, especially with respect to women’s human rights and gender equality. In my paper the role of UNO for women rights has been discussed. Then I tried to analyze the status of women in Islam. Then I discuss the rights of women given in Pakistan by different governments. In last political participation of women in Musharraf regime has been analyzed.