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Short Courses

IWSL short courses catered to the needs of Pakistani female and male women rights activists from NGO, government, academic, development, media, and other professional sectors.  All courses were residential and conducted on IWSL/ASR premises.

From 1998 to 2012 the following courses were held:

Sr # Title Date Resource person Number of participants
1. Conflict, Peace and Feminist Perspectives / Experiences   April 1998 Dr. Saba Khattak (SDPI), Nighat Said Khan 22
2. Advocacy, Leadership, and Assertiveness skills   31st March – 4th April 1999 Nighat Said Khan 25
3. Film Theory and Aesthetics Classes   1 Feb – 19 April, 1999 Dr. Sharmila Sen (Harvard University) 25
4. Globalization and its Impact on Women 10 – 14 July 1999 Dr.Azra Tallat, Tallat Mehdi, Khalid Hussain, Dr. Rubina Saigol   25
5. Feminist Perspectives on Development Theories and Movements 26 September – 03 October 1999 Nighat Said Khan, Dr. Lubna Chaudhry (New York City University) Samina Rahman, Hina Jilani, Dr. Rubina Saigol, Salima Hashmi   35
6. New Frontiers in Women’s Studies: Conflict, Citizenship and the Family   15 – 20 October, 1999 Nighat Said Khan, Farida Shaheed, Hina Jilani, Dr. Rubina Saigol, Dr. Lubna Chaudhry (New York City University) Shahtaj Qazilbash, Uzma Noorani, Najma Sadiq, Dr. Azra Tallat   22
7. Debates in Feminist Theories   29 – 30 January, 2000 Professor Christine Delphy (feminist scholar. France) 15
8. Gender/Feminism: Patriarchy and Sustainable Development 01 – 05 March, 2000 Nighat Said Khan, Kamla Bhasin (SANGAT Delhi) 30
9. Design and Craft Production   10 – 15 March, 2000   Salima Hashmi (NCA), Nazish Attaullah (NCA), Shahnaz Ismail, Meera Hashmi   32
10. Feminist Perspective on Mainstream Education 13 – 17 July, 2000   Samina Rahman, Shirin Gul, Ayesha Hasan   27
11. Sexual Harassment and male violence against women   8 – 11 August, 2000   Shirin Gul, Ayesha Hasan, Nighat Kamdar   25
12. Feminist Perspectives on Portrayal of Women in Media   13 – 17 Sep 2000 Shirin Gul, Ayesha Hasan   17
13. Women as Property & Women and Property” Women Labour and Women’s Rights in Rural Communities in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Nepal 3 – 7 January, 2001 Dr, Manoshi Mitra 30
14. Two weeks South Asian Artists Workshop on Peace titled ‘Rumors of Spring’ 7 – 20 April, 2001 Salima Hashmi (NCA), NazishAttaullah(NCA)   20
15. Conflict and Peace workshop   10 – 12 June, 2001 Nighat Said Khan 30
16. Conflicts: Historical Context and Initiatives Towards Resolution   19 – 23 June 2001 Nighat Said Khan 35
17. Feminist Research Methods 21 – 25 January, 2002   Nighat Khan, Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university)   22
18. Health, Women and Workers: A Third World Perspective   03 – 07 May, 2002   Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university) 28
19. Women, Use, Production and Conservation of Natural Resources; A Critique of Development Planning   27 – 31 May, 2002   Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university) 23
20. Women and the Legal System in Pakistan: A Feminist Critique   26 – 30 August, 2002   Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university), Shahla Zia 20
21. Creative writing   19 – 23 October, 2002   Nighat Khan, Uzma Aslam Khan 20
22. Patriarchy, control of Women’s sexuality, multiple identities and the Women’s movement.   5 – 12 May, 2007 Dr. Uma Chakravorti (Dehli University), Dr. Nivideta Menon, Nighat Said Khan, Rubina Saigol, Anis Haroon 17
23. CEDAW Consultation December 2009 Nighat Khan, Shahnaz Wazir Ali 35
24. Workshop on Women’s Movement and Feminism   13 – 14 Feb, 2010 Dr. Uma Chakravorti (Dehli University), Nighat Said Khan 25
25.   Conflict in Pakistan and its Impact on Women 28 – 29 April, 2010 Nighat Said Khan 25
26. Extremism and Violence against Minorities and Women in Punjab   10 – 11 August 2010 Nighat Said Khan 26
27. The Flood in Different parts of Pakistan, impact on the women and poor, towards people based policy restructuring, rehabilitation and reconstruction 23 – 24 September 2010 Nighat Said Khan 25
28. Workshop on Women’s Movement and Feminism 25- 27 Nov, 2010 Nighat Said Khan 30
29. Workshop on Women’s Movement and Feminism 28 – 30 Dec  , 2010 Nighat Said Khan 30
30. ASR Programmatic Approach to Address the Impact on Women in Conflict Situation Zones and to work women and children as Peace makers. 24- 26 March 2011 Nighat Said Khan 25
31 ASR Programmatic Approach to Address the Impact on Women in Conflict Situation Zones and to work women and children as Peace makers. 30-31 July 2011 Nighat Said Khan 18
32. ASR Programmatic Approach to Address the Impact on Women in Conflict Situation Zones and to work women and children as Peace makers.   14- 16 November 2011 Nighat Said Khan 25
33. Consultation workshop on Women, Peace and Security 21 – 23 December 2011 Nighat Said Khan 25
34. Workshop on Women, Peace and Security: Taking the Process Forward: Towards A People’s Plan Of Action on Women, Armed Conflict and Peace. 27-29 April 2012 Nighat Said Khan 25
35. Consultation workshop on Women, Peace and Security 24 – 25 December 2012 Nighat Said Khan 25

These workshops are normally for five to fourteen days and are residential. Some are only open to women but others have both men and women participants. They can be international, national, provincial, or from specific areas, although most of the above have been national and international. We have had some participants from the government and the International development sector or from the UN but despite many attempts few government or agency officers seem to think that this is a priority.