Women Stereotyping and its Impact on their Education A case study of Rawalpindi
Author: Zara Manzoor Bajwa

This dissertation investigates the impacts of stereotyping on women education in school, college, university and organizational level. The aim of the study is to look at the dynamics of gender roles and socio-cultural pressures towards education and women stereotypes behind them. The study also aims to explore the realities which women face when they speak against stereotypes. It also aims to identify the factors which affect both genders differently in stereotypes of education and to recognize those factors which stop women to take stand against gender stereotyping. Qualitative research strategy and descriptive research design has been used for this study. Observing participant, Rapport building, Unstructured interviews, semi-structured interviews, interview schedule and focus group discussion are used as research methods. Stratified random sampling and purposive sampling is used as sampling techniques. The main findings of study are that patriarchal society play a major role in women stereotyping. The biased interpretation of gender roles by religious institutions enhance women stereotyping. It has been seen that professions for women are defined by society. The cultural dynamics of female education, social stratification, and differentiated gender ideologies leads towards women stereotyping. Supervisor:- Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

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Keywords : Cultural dynamics, Differentiated gender ideologies, Gender roles, Patriarchal society, Social stratification, Socio-cultural pressures, Women stereotyping
Supervisor: Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro

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