CHALLENGES & APPRAISALS: AN IN-DEPTH EXAMINATION OF THE WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS' PERFORMANCE

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  • Saba Lodhi Lecturer, Department of Gender Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

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https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/05-02-2024-13-155-171

Abstract

This qualitative study delves into multifaceted issues and challenges faced by elected women parliamentarians as they carry out their parliamentary duties and perceptions and appraisals of their performance by their male colleagues, assembly officials, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Thus, 10 semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore these dimensions. Study reveals a range of challenges faced by elected women parliamentarians, including gender-based biases, unequal opportunities, and limited access to resources. Male colleagues often cited issues related to gender stereotypes and traditional gender roles as barriers to women's effectiveness in parliament. In contrast, assembly officials and NGO representatives generally held more positive views about services as provided by elected women parliamentarians, accepting their dedication and commitment to addressing critical social issues. The significance of this research lies in its potential to inform policy changes, foster gender equality and encourage the active participation of women in political leadership. Recommendations include the need for increased support and resources for elected women parliamentarians and the promotion of gender-sensitive policies within legislative bodies to enhance the efficacy of parliamentary services.

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Published

28-06-2024

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Saba Lodhi. (2024). CHALLENGES & APPRAISALS: AN IN-DEPTH EXAMINATION OF THE WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS’ PERFORMANCE. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, 5(2), 155–171. https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/05-02-2024-13-155-171

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