DEPARTMENT OF GENDER STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB LAHORE


Established in 1989 by the Ministry of Women Development in the five public Universities across Pakistan as Centre of Excellence in Women s Studies.

The Project was part of the overall commitments of the government to raise womens status in the country.

These Centre were an initial step towards the efforts made in Pakistan to conduct research and gather information on the condition and problems of women.

The Centre of Excellence in Womens Studies at the University of the Punjab became operative in June 1997.

In less than 3 years, the CEWS did substantial research work and worked hard in developing Scheme of Studies, Statues, Rules and Regulations for starting M.A Womens Studies

In 2001, the CEWS was transformed into regular department of the University.



AIMS AND OBJECTIVE


* Provide and promote facilities for advanced study and research in Women/Gender Studies.

* Provide trained personnel for various department/organizations working for the development and emancipation of women, and also to increase their employment in such institutions.

* Develop a body of knowledge in women/gender studies so as to sensitize various quarters of the society about gender issues, the expected and ideal roles of women in society.

* Facilitate the development of interdisciplinary scholarship related to women.

* Provide support services to women by offering continuing education programs/certificates and degrees.

* Establish a Library and Resource Centre with a good collection of books, journals and other materials.

* Conduct research on women related issues, publish and disseminate the results of such research.
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