Concept Of Power Among Burusho And Shin Women: A Case Study Of Danyore Gilgit
Author: Gulshan Pervin

This study aims to explore the concept of power in women across two sects, Shin and Burusho community at District Gilgit Danyore. The study includes the indicators of education, income, mobility, exposure, religion and asset accumulation along with some other important indicators. This study has collected data from two ethnic sects of Gilgit Baltistan (GB), where one is Shin community and other is Burusho community from Danyore. Focus group discussion was also conducted with working women in Danyore, GB. The researcher has used descriptive statistics and indices for purpose of analysis. Women power index is calculated for both Shin and Burusho women. The determinants of women power are explained for both communities through regression analysis, followed by the results of focus group discussion. The study found that the number of male kids, education, income sources, purdah, accumulation of assets, and exposure are reflective of power among women. This study has compared the power indices calculated for Burusho and Shin women, which highlights that the Burusho Women score is high than Shin Women and the detailed reasons for this are briefly explained. Supervisor:- Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

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Keywords : Burusho community, Danyore, Gilgit, Shin community, Women Power
Supervisor: Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro

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