Gender and Women Studies is an interdisciplinary programme. The programme acts as a catalyst to highlight the role of gender in all aspects of life in the national development. It is to integrate their gender in the academic disciplines that have been historically male dominated. Gender and Women Studies attempts to expand the definition and perceptions of existing gender dynamics between women and men in the society .It encourages critical analysis of the interplay of gender, class, ethnicity, religion and race in the society. Furthermore it offers the holistic approach to knowledge by infusing it with a new perspective to shape a better future for all people. The courses are designed thus to encourage further research and analysis on gender and women’s status in Pakistani society. It will prove beneficial in many careers especially in-service people such as, journalists, educationists, community workers, administrators and human resource development projects etc.
Introduction to Gender and Women Studies as an academic discipline through distance learning system.evelopment of courses and programs in the discipline of Women’s Studies.Conducting researches, which are related to contemporary gender issues.Creating awareness and sensitization to gender issues at community level through seminars/conferences and workshops.
Future Plans :
1.The department remains consistently involved in planning and performing the following academic activities:·
Development of New Course · Development of New Programmes·Research ·Organizing conferences/Seminars
2.Journal of Gender and Women StudiesThe department is planning to publish a Women’s Studies Journal, which will be focused on contemporary gender issue having a national and international Perspectives.
3.Extension Services Department plans to organize need based trainings workshops on wide range of vocational, technical and professional subjects for rural women and women entrepreneurs.
Academic Facilities :
Postal Address :
DEPARTMENT OF GENDER AND WOMEN STUDIES BLOCK NO.: 11 ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY,H-8, ISLAMABAD.44000