This report sets out to establish how well social enterprise really does address gender inequality and women’s empowerment in Pakistan. It is part of a series of reports commissioned by the British Council to look at the link between social enterprise and women’s empowerment across five countries: Brazil, India, Pakistan, the UK and the US. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of social enterprise as a mechanism for empowering women and considers different ways it is being used to this end. It also examines the idea that social enterprise as a business model might advance women’s empowerment even when that is not a specific objective.

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