Depending on a country, gender differences can mean that women face various problems, including the inability to pursue occupations of their choice, wage gaps, discrimination in workplaces, and the lack of legislation relating to gender equality. The concept of gender equality is an important issue for trade unions.
In Pakistan, while there are also religious factors involved, traditionally there is a deep-rooted belief that women should not go outside the home to work. Therefore, most women only do housework and look after their children. At the seminars, held with the Pakistan Workers' Federation (PWF) as the counterpart, opportunities were provided for participants to study the problems faced by women at the social, workplace, and household levels, the rights of women, and the role of trade unions and to discuss gender analysis among themselves. From now on participants will discuss how issues should be solved and connect this to the strengthening of union organizations.