Briefs, Reports & Posts

10th November 2023

The question is: how do we reduce inequalities while ensuring economic opportunities so that all citizens may enjoy dignified and productive lives? 

21st October 2023

Twenty-three per cent of women aged 15-plus are in the formal labour market. Much has been made of this statistic. It's certainly among the lowest in the world. And it underscores the potential GDP being lost because of our sub-optimal labour force participation rates. 

1st July 2023

Research is shaped primarily by participants, their experiences, and responses. Their demographics, interactions with researchers and sometimes also their body language are all important aspects that make up ‘insights’ gained from research projects. While the information that builds the foundation of any mindful and nuanced research comes from participants, analysis goes beyond just the responses of participants.

7th April 2023

The last several years have seen a rapid increase in the use of information and communication technologies in developing countries to enable economic growth and employment, and to increase access to healthcare, education and social connections. However, increasingly, it is also becoming apparent that the impact of these technologies in the Global South is not gender-neutral; instead, it amplifies the existing inequities.

25th March 2023

ONLY 52 per cent of adult Pakistani women own a mobile phone and Pakistan has one of the widest mobile gender gaps in the region. Women are 49pc less likely than men to use mobile internet, and according to some studies, nearly six in 10 women face some sort of restrictions in using the internet. 

1st January 2023

While digital technologies are pushed as the one stop solution to women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion, the women who are the intended beneficiaries of these technologies are disdainful of the simplicity, limitations and naivete of such applications.

29th March 2022

Maryam Mustafa

I moved back to Lahore 3 years ago after more than a decade of living abroad. The city had moved on, grown, evolved and I no longer recognized the streets, the trees or the neighbourhoods.

4th April 2022

Hadia Majid

World Bank poverty estimates show that 44 percent of global extreme poverty is concentrated among children. Moreover, there are 105 girls for every 100 boys living in extremely poor households. 

12th September 2022

Taqdees Aziz

Technology access and adoption are taking place at an accelerated pace across the world. Yet, vast swathes of the global population still remain outside the digital realm. 

Domestic & Home-based Women Workers' Vulnerabilities during COVID-19 and the Role of Digital Technology

The aim of this project is to understand how the lives of domestic and home-based workers in Lahore and Kasur were affected by the challenges presented during Covid-19. The policy brief highlights research findings and policy recommendations compiled by Dr. Hadia Majid and Dr. Maryam Mustafa with the help of specialists from various women empowerment NGOs across Pakistan. 


GenTech Co-Director Dr Maryam Mustafa presents her project 'Awaz-e-Sehat: Empowering Maternal Healthcare with Voice-Enabled Electronic Record Management' at 78th United Nations General Assembly