Challenges faced by Pakistani Women Social Entrepreneurs in War against Terrorism affected Areas

Nida Hussain, Li Baoming


In recent years, Pakistan controls on terrorism activities and move forward towards economic stability. For this stability and sustainability both genders are supposed to contribute in economic development and growth. According to study only 1% women social entrepreneurs out of 21% of male social entrepreneurs are operating in Pakistan. This shows the lowest rate of females operating in social business ventures inside Pakistan. This research is based on identifying the challenges faced by women Social Entrepreneurs from KPK and FATA (terrorism affected areas), Pakistan. Women in these areas have sturdy social and cultural influence. Therefore, it is important to identify what factors affecting the process of their operations and in executing their businesses in the local market. Moreover, about 88 to 90% of females started their businesses in social defiance. Hence, most of them work quietly for the first year in business. This research will address those challenging factors faced by women social entrepreneurs of KPK and FATA in daily life.

Keywords: Social Entrepreneur, Women Empowerment, Start-ups, Gender-gap.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/12-18-17

Publication date:June 30th 2020

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