The present research study was conducted in two public sector universities
in Islamabad, Pakistan to explore the relationship between womens
education and empowerment. In this research we have looked at the five major dimensions of
the womens empowerment in conjunction with education i.e. (1) freedom of movement, (2)
economic activism, familial and social affairs (3) freedom from domination and support by the
family, (4) decision-making in daily life, and (5) political participation and community
engagement. The data was collected from 30 female respondents (15 university teachers and 15
recently passed-out university graduates). The selection of the respondents was made through
purposive sampling but with a special inclusion criterion. Based on the research findings, we
can suggest that higher levels of education could positively be associated with the higher levels
of womens empowerment.
1-Sarfraz Khan Assistant Professor,Department of Sociology,Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Syed Imran Haider Assistant Professor,Department of Sociology,Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Saadia M.Phil Scholar,Department of Development Studies,Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Education, Gender, Islamabad, University Graduates, University Teachers, Women’s Empowerment, Pakistan