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Education: Women’s Religious: Pakistan
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Historically, Pakistani women across class boundaries have been underrepresented in the educational realm for two reasons: 1. the need for women to serve as labor in the fields in the rural areas and as maids in the cities, and 2. the religio-cultural construction of women as nurturers and therefore as suitable only for learning home economic skills. Ironically, the denial of secular educat…

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Riaz, Sanaa, “Education: Women’s Religious: Pakistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0714>
First published online: 2011

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