—It is the need of the time that females must also be
provided with opportunities to participate in decision making,
so that the pace of social development of the country could be
accelerated. But unfortunately in our society women has not
yet been given opportunities to make independent decisions in
any important issue. She has to consult men and seek his
consent and obey his command before taking any action. The
study discussed that men are dominant in decisions over
household and the other family members especially females.
Men do not even consider the view point of the women before
taking any family decisions. This may be because men are
mostly earning members of the society or because they have
more chances of academic qualifications so that they impose
their decisions in all works on their women.
—Education and awareness, family
decisions, male dominance, women.
Raazia Hassan Naqvi is with Department of Social Work, University of
the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Raazia Hassan Naqvi and Muhammad Ibrar, " Views and Opinion of Rural Women of District Multan about
their Involvement and Participation in Family Decisions: A
Means for Women’s Empowerment in Pakistani Society," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 204-208, 2015.