Gender, Local Governance, and Culture


This paper examines some of the ways in which Pakistan’s local governance system attempts to produce legal and political stability by streamlining administrative procedures, and the creation of legitimate spaces for women’s political participation. It highlights both, areas in which potential opportunities have been created and obstacles resulting from an interaction of maladministration, legal ambiguities, and local customs have arisen.


WEMC Working Paper, 6 pp.

Gender, Local Governance, and Culture

Published 1 January 2007