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    International Conference on Gender, Human Rights & Islam, Dated 23th-24th November, 2017

    Posted on: October 17, 2017 in Misc. News category


    Dated 23th- 24th (Thursday, Friday) November, 2017
    Organized by: Department of Sociology
    Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan


    Conference Background and Aims

                Gender equality has become a generally accepted refrain and gained secure positioning within international approaches to, and discourse on, development and human rights. However, it took decades of advocacy for gendered diversities to become effectively acknowledged as relevant to the international human rights system. In this process, the recognition that “women’s rights are human rights” played a central role.

    In response, legal and normative instruments have been introduced to address the marginalization of women and girls, such as the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA). Increasingly, other issues relevant to gender equality are gaining attention, for instance those pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity and the role of men and boys in achieving gender equality. International policies and strategies such as gender mainstreaming have been developed to advance the achievement of gender equality in practice. Significant steps continue to be taken to build a human rights system that recognizes the need for gender equality and diversity to be inherent to approaches for securing human rights for all.

                 This International Conference will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can contribute to our understanding of Gender, Human rights and Islam.

    We are currently seeking research contributions from academics, researcher, professionals, students, and activist in this connection. We would thus like to encourage the submission of innovative papers of empirical and/or conceptual nature in the areas.


    The conference would cover the wider main theme. To cover some of the areas of social sciences, sub-themes are presented to cover in depth issues within main theme as under:

    Main Themes

    • Discrimination and human rights’ violations
    • Women’s sexuality and reproductive rights: sexual health, cultural, social and economic issues.
    • Violence and criminality: Gender differences
    • Sexual harassment and sex crime
    • Gender differences in coping with traumatic life events
    • Feminist Theory, Politics & Activism
    • Intersections of Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality in the mirror of the ages
    • Equal opportunities & resources in Education: opportunities at local, regional and global level
    • Gender, ethnicity and civil society: Coercion, discrimination and exclusion
    • Decision Making & Leadership among women vs. men
    • Enslavement and human trafficking
    • Identities & Diversity: Gender role attitudes and role divisions according to sexual orientation

    Abstract Submission

    Please submit your abstracts via email to: socconference@bzu.edu.pk in Word Format not exceeding more than 250 words only in English Language.


    The conference will be conducted at the Jinnah Auditorium, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan.

    Paper Publication
    Upon assessment of reviewers, top rated papers will be published in

    Pakistan Journal of Sociology (PJS)” Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan


    Registration Fee: Rs.2000/-

    Account title: BZU SOCCONFERENCE
    Account No : 12717902289903
    IBAN: PK97HABB0012717902289903

    The registration fee includes conference pack, lunch, tea, certificate & conference Proceedings.

    Important Dates

    Submission of abstracts

    November 5st  , 2017

    Acceptance of abstracts

    November 10, 2017

    Submission of papers (Full Paper)

    November 15,  2017

    Notification of Acceptance

    November 17, 2017

    Authors’ Registration and submission of power point slides

    Latest by November 18, 2017

    Confirmation of Booking and Accommodation

    November 19, 2017

    Conference Committee

    Prof. Dr. Tahir Amin
    Vice Chancellor, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

    Chief Organizer
    Prof.Dr. Azra Asghar Ali
    Dean Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
    Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan

    Conference Secretary
    Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Warraich
    Teacher Incharge
    Department of Sociology
    Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan
    Contact # 03116782148

    Organizing Committee
    Ms.Saima Afzal (Assistant Professor)
    Dr. Kamran Ishfaq (Assistant Professor)
    Dr. Waseem Aslam (Assistant Professor)
    Dr. Tehmina Sattar (Lecturer)
    Mr. Muhammad Sajid Nadeem (Lecturer)
    Ms. Hina Fazal (Lecturer)
    Mr. Muhammad Kashif Nadeem (Lecturer)
    Mr. Kashif Siddique (Lecturer)
    Mr. Adeel-ur-Rehman
    Mr. Muhammad Luqman
    Mr. Siraj Hussain Raza
    Mr. Muhammad Umair Ashraf



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