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Ammar A. Malik

Ammar A. Malik is a Senior Research Associate at the Center on International Development and Governance at the Urban Institute in Washington DC. His research focuses on the consequences of global urbanization, including women’s physical mobility and their economic empowerment.

A Lahore side street. Credit: Guilhem Vellut via wikimedia commons.

Claiming rights for women in Pakistan’s informal economy


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Urban growth in Pakistan brings new challenges for women and new gender inequalities. Hadia Majid and Ammar A. Malik  identify key factors which could help women workers in the informal economy to advocate for better recognition, greater access to services and a larger share in economic growth. Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world and it is …