Department of Gender Studies

Contact No: 92919221043


The field of Gender Studies is rich and diverse; full of controversy and active debates over significant questions and appropriate answers concerning gender differences and inequalities. In recent years, the very categories of ‘woman’ and ‘man’ as self-evident or unified source of experience and identity have been questioned, thus raising important issues about interpretation, meaning and implementation. Being multi-disciplinary in nature, each discipline examines the ways in which distinctions of gender and socio-political inequalities are defined, interpreted, and discussed; various conceptual frameworks are evaluated; and some of the contributions made by Gender Studies to current scholarship in the humanities and social sciences assessed. Because of its wide range and scope, the Department of Gender Studies draws its faculty from all the relevant departments of the University as well as national and international institutions and organizations.

Major Areas

  1. Academic
  2. Research
  3. Trainings


Being interdisciplinary in nature the Department of Gender Studies examines various disciplines in ways in which distinction of gender and socio-political inequalities are defined and discussed. The Department would also offer research and training opportunities not only to students but to government and non-government sector professionals in order to stimulate evaluation of contemporary development approaches and strategies as they affect gender roles in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular and the nation at large.


Our main objective is to interrogate the power play behind gender roles and expecially by exploring identity formations and political “correctness.”

  • To theoretically analyze various dimensions of Gender Studies.
  • To promote a critique of existing knowledge in relation to gender and other disciplines.
  • To enable the students to organize development projects more ffectively, keeping in view gender needs.
  • To help develop sustainable strategies for combating poverty, health, and environmental hazards. To mainstream gender perspectives in national development.


To produce a gender sensitized human resource which can promote the vision and mission of the department and be able to respond to the National and International commitments of the nation, such as CEDAW, SDGs, etc.