If the women of Pakistan were to work side by side with the men, the economic and social relief that they would induce is far greater than we can imagine. Global research giants such as McKinsey have shown that women in developing countries, if given the chance to earn, will reinvest 90% of their earnings back into their families and homes. Men, on the other hand, reinvest only 40%. The higher re-investment rate essentially means that these women who earn are giving more to their children and their families.
Our local research showed that after just three months of vocational training and employment for economic gains, within six months, more than 51% of the women were investing more into the lives of their children. This means that within six months, more than half of the families were benefitting from the economic earnings of their female members. While this research is localized and time-bound, it shows the difference that small-scale grass-root level change can bring.