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About NGSC

The department of Gender & Women Studies, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad welcomes researchers to a national conference on Gender Studies; Perceptions, Practices, and Possibilities taking place in August 2017 at AlOU Islamabad Campus.

The Rationale of the Conference:

This conference is devoted to provide a platform to academics, researchers, and students from the discipline of Gender & Women studies and Social Sciences for exchange of experiences, ideas and innovations in doing empirical Gender research. Gender research responds with multifaceted critical practices of knowledge and currents of thought. As an intricate, interdisciplinary research area with manifold topics, it questions the claim of alleged objective sciences, humanities, cultural- and social sciences, as well as law and economic sciences. This conference is envisaged to provide an opportunity to the academicians and researchers to analyze the perceptions and practices of gender research by employing an indigenous perspective. Focusing on the practices that are prevailing in gender research, the challenges may be dealt and potentials may be explored.


– To provide platform to the academics, researchers, and students from the discipline of Gender studies and Social Sciences to showcase their research work.

– Dissemination of knowledge and research findings related to Gender Studies discipline.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 Jun 2017
Abstract Acceptance Notification: 20 Jun 2017
Full text paper submission Deadline: 10 Jul 2017


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