DELIVERING ON THE SDGs

The United Nations Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030”.

Achieving gender parity in rural Pakistan schools: A postcolonial perspective (Part 2)

In this second post that explores the challenges of achieving gender parity in rural Balochistan schools, I argue that various policy developments are problematic in postcolonial Pakistan. In this post I draw on three overlapping forms of globalization: commodification of human efforts; expansion of western culture; and influence of global policies to the state policies […]

Achieving gender parity in rural Pakistan schools: A postcolonial perspective (Part 1)

Image Credit The historical status of girls’ education in the rural parts of Pakistan such as Balochistan is bleak. Various national and international reports, intrastate discourse and political rhetoric argue that patriarchy, remoteness, poverty, security and rugged topography are mainly responsible for the indicators of girls’ low enrolment and high dropout in the rural schools of Pakistan. I want to emphasize, […]


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