Mindful Mastery: Empowering Women's Well-Being through the Transformative Power of Education in Malakand Division, Pakistan

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Umar Daraz
Jahan Ul Mulk (Corresponding Author)
Ikram Ali


This study explores the empowering impact of education on women's health in Malakand Division, Pakistan. Historically, women in Pakistan, particularly within the Pakhtun society, faced barriers to education, hindering their social and economic development. Recent decades have seen positive shifts in gender parity and educational policies, emphasizing the importance of female education. The study underscores the pivotal role of women's education in societal and communal empowerment, linking it to enhanced decision-making powers, improved health conditions, and economic independence. Women with higher levels of education are less prone to reliance on men, thereby enhancing the welfare of their families and promoting self-sufficiency. The research focuses on the unique cultural and regional dynamics of Malakand Division, addressing a noticeable gap in the existing literature. Through a quantitative cross-sectional design, the study collects data from educated women in seven districts, employing stratified random sampling to ensure representation. The findings from the examination, encompassing cross-tabulation, directional and symmetric measures, correlation coefficients, and regression models, consistently underscore a robust positive correlation between education and the empowerment of women's health. Educated women demonstrate heightened health awareness, prioritize health, seek proper treatment, and embrace modern health technologies. The correlation coefficient of 0.93 and an R² of 0.877 in the regression analysis emphasize the substantial correlation and predictive power of education in women's health empowerment. The findings have significant policy implications, suggesting that policymakers in Malakand Division should prioritize initiatives promoting and enhancing educational opportunities for women. Investing in accessible and quality education can serve as a potent strategy for improving health outcomes among women. Collaborative efforts between the education and health sectors are crucial for comprehensive policies that address the interplay between education and women's health, contributing to the overall health resilience of the community in Malakand Division.

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Umar Daraz, Ul Mulk (Corresponding Author), J., & Ikram Ali. (2024). Mindful Mastery: Empowering Women’s Well-Being through the Transformative Power of Education in Malakand Division, Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(1), 18-32. Retrieved from https://ijhs.com.pk/index.php/IJHS/article/view/355