“Flight from Marriage: Youth Transition and Social Change”

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Group photo at the end of session.
Group photo at the end of session.

Rawalpindi – Department of Sociology, Fatima Jinnah Women University, has organized one day seminar as a part of research grant received by journal of international women’s studies, USA for conducting study titled “Social-Cultural Stigmas and Encounters Faced by ‘Still Unmarried’ Women and their Families”

The purpose of the seminar was to disseminate the research findings and to highlight the socio cultural issues faced by still unmarried women in Pakistan to ponder on social changing patterns that are creating acceptability of delay marriages as well as stigmatized as leftover. Moreover, the speaker program and panel discussion hasenabled to generate academic discussion to contribute towards constructing novel theoretical perspective/ model on the subject matter.

Guest speakersof the seminar wasDr. AneelaRehmanAssistant Professor, Department of Sociology, FJWU, Dr. KiranNazir Assistant Professor, Center Of Excellence In Gender Studies, Quaid E Azam University, Islamabad, Dr. SadiaSaeed Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Quaid E Azam University, Islamabad, Dr. AnilaAfzal Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, all Guest speakers agreed on one thing Singlismis not a curse , we have to enjoy our life as we want and don’t take social pressures to ourselves.

At the end concluding remarks given by Dr. ShaheenaAyubBhattiDirector Women Research and Resource Center FJWU and presented souvenirs to all Guest speakers.

A large number of faculty members from others departments and students participated in it.

R to L Dr. Anila Afzal, ,Dr. Sadia Saeed,Dr. Kiran Nazir, Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti, Dr. Aneela Rehman.
R to L Dr. Anila Afzal, ,Dr. Sadia Saeed,Dr. Kiran Nazir, Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti, Dr. Aneela Rehman.

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