This paper focuses on the impact to women engaged in agriculture specific to the construction of Sahiwal Coal Power Plant project in Qadirabad, Punjab, Pakistan. The power plant was developed in relation to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative. This plant was built on private [agricultural] lands. This study, relies on data collected via a field survey, judgmental sampling, and case study methods. Observations and data collected surface the changing occupational roles of women, who prior to the development of the coal plant had been employed primarily as agricultural workers. A noted adjustment of female labor to domestic service and tailoring surface not only the occupational impact of the development of the coal powered plant, but also the relationship between the plant’s construction and occupational opportunity, life style, status, and social power dynamics as it relates to women.
Niazi, Komal; He, Guoqiang; and Ullah, Shakir
Lifestyle Change of Female Farmers through CPEC’s Coal Power Plant Project Initiative.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(3), 154-167.
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