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An Opportunity to Remedy Inequality in Pakistan

Land Reform Needed to Bring Equality for Rural Women, People in Poverty

The Sindh provincial government in Pakistan has taken an important step to mitigate harm from last year’s devastating floods and also provide redress for gender inequality and barriers to land ownership, particularly for women living in rural areas.

Cataclysmic flooding in Pakistan in July 2022, triggered by unprecedented monsoon rainfall and glacial melting, damaged or destroyed more than 2.1 million homes countrywide.

The floods submerged one-third of the country, killing 15,000 people and displacing 8 million.

The worst affected areas were rural parts of…

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