Globalization is a multidimensional process which affects millions of women lives and economic globalization is playing the major part in it. The effects of economic globalization are diverse. This research article is examined the effects of economic globalization on the lives of self-employed women of Karachi. In Pakistan economic freedom provides many opportunities to women to participate in informal sector, especially for rural women who migrate to cities in search of employment. Self-employed women are easily exploited by middle man because of their unawareness of market trends.
These women are paid low wages, suffer from job insecurity, have long working hours with no medical benefits and insurance coverage. Their role in economy remains invisible and hidden. Their economic conditions working environment and outcome of their work are the core issues of the research. Results show that gender discrimination, absence of quality primary and secondary education, vocational training, ill health, poverty, lack of vital knowledge about reproductive health.
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