The IWSL has undertaken these long-term research studies.
- Women’s Representation in the Print Media in Pakistan, published as ‘Watching Them, Watching Us. The media study was done extensively over a four year period and several aspects have been analyzed.
- Violence Against Women. This study focused on violence (including economic violence) in 5 villages of the Punjab. Integrated into this were intensive discussions with men on why men are violent. Unpublished.
- A Question of Land. Land and Tenancy Rights of Women and women in tenant/peasant struggles from the Tebhaga Movement to the Anjuman e Mazahireen. The empirical work was done in rural Punjab (with some experiences from Sindh) over the years 2000-2003 bringing up to date information on rural women in these same villages over a 26 year period. Publication is in process, the title being “Class Conflicts, the Peasantry and Women in the Peasant Movement”.
- Conflicts, divisions; partitions especially the partition of India in 1947. Voices of Women has been an ‘ongoing’ study from 1984 and is now in three parts: “A Map is not a Territory”; “And Then They Told Their Story”; “The Present as History”.
- Religious Minorities in Pakistan particularly Hindu Dalit Women. This study included a mapping of all religious minorities in Pakistan, surveys, intensive and qualitative work, fact findings, and focus group discussions. The publication focuses on the Hindu, Christian and Qadiani (!) minorities.
- Inter and Intra State conflicts; impact of conflicts on women; women as peace makers; women in peace resolution. This study also raises questions on the Federation and on citizenship.
- UNDP/MOWD Preparation of Bibliography on “Gender Issues in Pakistan” for the MoWD website.