A woman’s journey through life as a career in science is usually one that involves a great deal of sacrifice.
The woman has to overcome hurdles to get a position, a career or even to get married, as she faces many hurdles along the way.
But in the case of a young woman studying in a government medical school in Lahore, it is her very physical strength that has made her a target of employers.
“I have been to two government colleges where I was told that I could not get a job because I was too old,” said one woman in the story, a student at the government medical colleges.
“But my strength has been a key to getting a job in a university that is so much more prestigious than me.”
If I can make a few more strides, it could change,” she said.
The stories of young women in the stories of jobless young women have a common thread: the need for the physical strength they have to be strong in the face of adversity.
The stories highlight the struggles that young women face in getting jobs in the private sector.
And as soon as you graduate, you are stuck in the jobless sector,” said a young man in the tale. “
In government colleges, you have to face a lot of pressure from the government to graduate.
And as soon as you graduate, you are stuck in the jobless sector,” said a young man in the tale.
The story highlights a serious problem that women in this sector face.
The stories show how young women are unable to take the risks needed to reach their dreams in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“There are so many young people in government colleges who are studying for a PhD in a field that is not recognised.
In the case where a doctor doesn’t have any students, he is forced to teach a class,” said Sajjad Alam, director general of the Department of Science Education, which represents government medical schools.
For a young girl like Gauri, the pressure of not getting a PhD is not an option.
“I don’t have the money to pay my fees and have to live on my parents’ allowance.
But I don’t want to go back to a country where I cannot make a living,” she told Al Jazeera.
“It’s not just about education.
I want to work and study.”
While the young woman in this story is the exception, many young women and girls in this area face similar problems.
Many do not want to give up on the dream of studying science or engineering and study in private institutes, according to the stories.
“We are the only ones who can go to these private institues.
But we are also the ones who have to prove ourselves to them,” said Shadi Hamid, a young engineer from the city of Faridabad.”
It is not that there is a shortage of female engineers.
But there is an abundance of qualified women in different fields,” said Dr. Sarita Rao, chairperson of the Women in Science Committee, which was formed in 2012 to encourage women to pursue careers in science and technology.”
We are in a situation where there is not a female engineer who has taken a career path in the industry.
In government colleges for the female engineers, it has been difficult to find jobs because there are too few qualified women,” said Sarita, who works in the department of Science education at the state government.
Even for a young female engineer like Sarita in her field of interest, the situation is dire.
“Even after graduating from medical school, my family will be supporting me till I am 65.
My husband cannot support me anymore because he has a disability,” she recalled.
In order to reach the level of education she wants, the young engineer is working in various parts of the government.
But for many of her colleagues, the job market for women in STEM fields is not open yet.
There are several other stories in the book, which focuses on how young girls like Gaurav and Sarita face hurdles to progress through their careers.
“I can’t get a place at a private institute.
I have to go to a government school and there is no support from my parents.
The only way I can get a part-time job is to go out with a girl friend,” said Gauri in the last story.”
At a private school, there are many girls who have no problems.
But they are not able to find a job at a company because there is so many qualified women there.
They need a place to work,” said another woman in one of the stories, who is also from the private medical schools in Lahor.
A senior government official from the Lah