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1. June 2019-June2020: Women and the Future of Work Project
Friedrich Eburt Stiftung Asia
I am part of a two project starting June 2019 funded by the FES Regional Office in Asia that aims to look at the debates on how women in Asian countries will be affected by increased automation and digitalization of work. This project kicked-off with an international conference taking place in Bali, Indonesia 25th -28th June 2019 where I presented a paper. Currently, the subgroup I am part of is working towards a webinar being hosted on 22nd April 2020 titled, “The Digital Economy in Asia – Feminist Perspectives” https://www.fes-asia.org/news/webinar-the-digital-economy-in-asia-feminist-perspectives/
2. February 2017 to June 2019: Political Feminism in Asia Project
Friedrich Eburt Stiftung Asia
It was along running project that connected various teams throughout Asia facilitated by FES country offices. I was a member of both their national group as well as one out of four Pakistani women who then represented Pakistan on the regional group.
The national group met up a couple of times each year to charts out projects, publications and other gender transformative work that that could be supported by FES. Country studies on the past and present of feminism in Pakistan, India and China were commissioned under this project. Similarly, the regional group from members across all Asian countries meets once a year in a Futurelab to work on a parallel regional project. The idea was to provide national as well as regional platforms for critical debate and theory and create linkages between academia, industry, businesses, labour class women, media etc driven by political feminism. The group also explored agendas for economic equality and division of labour, while challenging the mainstream thinking within capitalism and neoliberalism.
As part of the regional group I authored a short story titled, “Wearing Off Harassment?” which was turned into a short animated film.
3. January 2017: International PPGG-Research Methodology Expert Workshop
Organised a 3 day International PPGG-Research Methodology Expert Workshop supported by DAAD Academic Exchange Service and funded by German Foreign office titled, “Challenges of Researching on Conflict-induced Displacement and Migration in Europe and South Asia – Negotiating Space, Gender, Language, Volatilities and Hegemonies.”
4. Feb 2016- to March 2019: Collaborative Research Partner with Hanns Seidel Foundation
I was a collaborating partner with the Hanns Seidel Foundation on a 3-year research project titled: Ideas, Issues and Challenges of Nation-Building in Pakistan. The project entails the following annually:
- Five QAU MPhil/PhD students and young faculty are funded for a research project.
- One International Conference
- One International Expert Workshop
- A guest lecture series every month of bi-weekly
5. June 2014: Lead Researcher
Empowerment of Women in SAARC Countries
Designing and conducting research on empowerment of women in the SAARC member states for SAARC Human Resource Development Centre.
6. Dec 2011: Evaluation Consultant
Care International, Pakistan. Mid-term Evaluation Survey 2011 conducted in ten districts over the four provinces of Pakistan titled, “Promoting Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Pakistan.”
7. Jan-Dec 2011: Independent Researcher
Secured a grant by SANAM (South Asian Network to Address Masculinities) for research on masculinities. Research Project titled, “Masculinities of Men in Transnational Marriages” conducted in the Pothohar region of Pakistan. Report available at