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Pakistan Journal of

Gender Studies (PJGS)

Print ISSN: 2072-0394
Online ISSN: 2663-8886

Y-Category Journal
HEC Recognized
Biannaul; Published by CEWS

About us


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The Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies (CEWS) at the University of Karachi is the leading centre in the field of teaching and research in Women's Studies in Pakistan. Established as a project in 1989 by the Ministry of Women Development, Government of Pakistan, CEWS has a special appeal for students from all over the country.

In 2002 Centre initiated M.Phil / Ph.D programme. In 2004 it has introduced Women's Studies as a subsidiary course at First Year (Hons.) level. From 2007 BS (Hons.) 4 years programme was launched and from 2009 MS / Ph. D classes have started. In 2010 M.A (Evening) programme was also started. Inspired by our guiding motto that Women's Studies is a catalyst for change, we at the Centre remain engaged in bridging the gap between academic knowledge about women and their every-day life experiences. Innovative courses and seminars offered at the Centre and research conducted here aims at generating a functional knowledge base with the purpose of identifying hitherto under-used and neglected human resources for national growth.

Our Goals

  • To create a better understanding of the scope and concepts of Womens Studies in the context of Pakistan;
  • To critically analyze the status and role of women, both historically and contemporaneously;
  • To critically evaluate development approaches and strategies as they affect women in particular and society in general;
  • To enhance an increasing participation of women in mainstream national development through an effective and judicious use of information technology;
  • To help develop sustainable strategies for combating health, poverty, and environmental hazards.
  • Aims & Scope

    The journal aims to promote research and disseminating information about gender issues. PJGS explores topics about all teaching-learning relationships where the learners are geographically separated, and communication takes place through technology. The journal covers all aspects of gender and women issues. The research environment has undergone tremendous transformation phase in recent years, focusing on various complex issues. It also aims to gather knowledge along with building skills and shaping societal attitudes, which will provide a competitive environment for the researchers to create new and innovative ideas.