Of the 11 million girls aged 15 to 19 years in Pakistan, nearly half (47 percent) are “not in education, employment, or marriage” (NEEM). This brief presents highlights from a qualitative study conducted in Punjab province of Pakistan to probe the lives, perspectives, and aspirations of NEEM girls regarding education and involvement in economic activity and identify locally acceptable ways in which their lives may be positively transformed through access to education and safe and fair work opportunities.
Kamran, Iram, Tahira Parveen, and Rehan M. Niazi. 2019. "Adolescent girls' voices on enhancing their own productivity in Pakistan: Highlights 2019." Islamabad: Population Council.