Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will expand research work on gender studies in order to give academic support to women empowerment.
This was stated by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the concluding session of first-ever national conference on gender studies that was held to promote academic research, relating to women’s role and contribution in the country’s socio-economic development.
He announced they will soon publish a research journal on gender and women studies to promote the cause of women. Such event will be an annual feature, and next year an international conference will be organised to construct and disseminate knowledge so as to enhance respect and social status of women.
Gender and women studies attempts to expand the definition and perceptions of existing gender dynamics between women and men in the society.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2017.