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About Us

Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan is published twice a year by Pakistan Association for Women's Studies (PAWS). PAWS, its friends and supporters believed that to encourage analytic responses to feminist issues and to make connections between the newly established Women's Studies discipline at the University of Karachi and Women's Studies world-wide we must have a scholarly journal. Our deliberations and discussions convinced us that this journal should act as a bridge between the activists and the academics. The first issue of Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Niswan appeared in 1994.

The second part of our name Alam-e-Niswan (Arabic-Farsi phrase) means women’s world and shows our commitment to remain constantly engaged in dialogue with women globally and not to remain restricted either by political disputes or by geographical boundaries. Over the years, Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies has not only remained committed to its goal of generating and disseminating interdisciplinary scholarship but it has also participated in global conversations and has made alliances with similar journals world-wide.


Articles in this Journal are abstracted / indexed in:

Alternative Press Index, EBSCO, Gale Group, Feminist Academic Press Column, Index Islamicus, Sociological Abstracts, Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts, Sociology of Education Abstracts, SocIndex, Women’s Studies Abstracts.

Editorial correspondence, including manuscripts for submission should be addressed to the Editor at the Journal’s mailing address.
C 31, Noman Heaven, Block 15,
Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi- 75290,

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Books for review should be sent to the Journal’s mailing address in Karachi.
Business correspondence, including orders and remittance relating to subscriptions and back issues should be addressed to the publisher.