IWSL short courses catered to the needs of Pakistani female and male women rights’ activists from NGO, government, academic, development, media, and other professional sectors.  All courses were residential, and conducted on IWSL/ASR premises. In most of the courses the resource persons from the ASR and Institute’s staff and key members of the faculty or other resource persons. From 1998 to 2012 the following courses were held:

Sr # Title

Date Resource person Number of participants

1. Conflict, Peace and Feminist Perspectives / Experiences
 
April 1998 Dr. Saba Khattak (SDPI), Nighat Said Khan 22
2. Advocacy, Leadership, and Assertiveness skills
 
31st March – 4th April 1999 Nighat Said Khan 25
3. Film Theory and Aesthetics Classes
 
1 Feb – 19 April, 1999 Dr. Sharmila Sen (Harvard University)

25
4. Globalization and its Impact on Women

10 – 14 July 1999 Dr. Azra Tallat, Tallat Mehdi, Khalid Hussain, Dr. Rubina
Saigol
 
25
5. Feminist Perspectives on Development Theories and
Movements

26 September
– 03 October 1999

Nighat Said Khan,
Dr.
Lubna Chaudhry (New York City University)
Samina Rahman, Hina Jilani, Dr. Rubina Saigol, Salima
Hashmi
 
35
6. New Frontiers in Women’s Studies: Conflict, Citizenship
and the Family
 
15 – 20 October,
1999
Nighat Said Khan, Farida Shaheed, Hina
Jilani, Dr. Rubina Saigol, Dr. Lubna Chaudhry (New York City University)
Shahtaj Qazilbash, Uzma Noorani, Najma Sadiq, Dr. Azra
Tallat
 
22
7. Debates in
Feminist Theories
 
29 – 30 January,
2000
Professor Christine Delphy (feminist scholar. France) 15
8. Gender/Feminism: Patriarchy and Sustainable Development 01 – 05 March,
2000
Nighat Said Khan, Kamla Bhasin (SANGAT Delhi) 30
9. Design and Craft Production
 
10 – 15 March,
2000
 
Salima Hashmi (NCA), Nazish Attaullah (NCA), Shahnaz
Ismail, Meera Hashmi
 
32
10. Feminist
Perspective on Mainstream Education
13 – 17 July, 2000
 
Samina Rahman, Shirin Gul, Ayesha Hasan
 
27
11. Sexual Harassment and male violence against women
 
8 – 11 August,
2000
 
Shirin Gul, Ayesha Hasan, Nighat Kamdar
 
25
12. Feminist Perspectives on Portrayal of Women in Media
 
13 – 17 Sep 2000 Shirin Gul, Ayesha Hasan
 
17
13. Women as Property & Women and Property” Women Labour
and Women’s Rights in Rural Communities in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh &
Nepal
3 – 7 January,
2001
Dr. Manoshi Mitra 30
14. Two weeks South Asian Artists Workshop on Peace titled
‘Rumors of Spring’
7 – 20 April, 2001 Salima Hashmi (NCA), NazishAttaullah (NCA)   20
15. Conflict and Peace workshop
 
10 – 12 June, 2001 Nighat Said Khan 30
16. Conflicts: Historical Context and Initiatives Towards
Resolution
 
19 – 23 June 2001 Nighat Said Khan 35
17. Feminist Research
Methods
21 – 25 January,
2002
 
Nighat Said Khan, Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university)   22
18. Health, Women and
Workers: A Third World Perspective
 
03 – 07 May, 2002
 
Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university) 28
19. Women, Use,
Production and Conservation of Natural Resources; A Critique of Development
Planning
 
27 – 31 May, 2002
 
Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university) 23
20. Women and the
Legal System in Pakistan: A Feminist Critique
 
26 – 30 August,
2002
 
Dr. Huma Haque (Quaid-e-Azam university), Shahla Zia 20
21. Creative writing
 
19 – 23 October,
2002
 
Nighat Said Khan, Uzma Aslam Khan 20
22. Patriarchy,
control of Women’s sexuality, multiple identities and the Women’s movement.
 
5 – 12 May, 2007 Dr. Uma Chakravarti (Dehli University), Dr. Nivideta Menon, Nighat Said Khan, Rubina Saigol, Anis Haroon 17
23. CEDAW Consultation

December 2009 Nighat Khan, Shahnaz Wazir Ali 35
24. Workshop on
Women’s Movement and Feminism
 
13 – 14 Feb, 2010 Dr. Uma Chakravarti (Dehli University), Nighat Said Khan 25
25.
 
Conflict in
Pakistan and its Impact on Women
28 – 29 April,
2010
Nighat Said Khan 25
26. Extremism and
Violence against Minorities and Women in Punjab
 
10 – 11 August
2010
Nighat Said Khan 26
27. The Flood in
Different parts of Pakistan, impact on the women and poor, towards people
based policy restructuring, rehabilitation and reconstruction
23 – 24 September
2010
Nighat Said Khan 25
28. Workshop on
Women’s Movement and Feminism
25- 27 Nov, 2010 Nighat Said Khan 30
29. Workshop on
Women’s Movement and Feminism
28 – 30 Dec  , 2010 Nighat Said Khan 30
30. ASR Programmatic
Approach to Address the Impact on Women in Conflict Situation Zones and to
work women and children as Peace makers.
24- 26 March 2011 Nighat Said Khan 25
31 ASR Programmatic
Approach to Address the Impact on Women in Conflict Situation Zones and to
work women and children as Peace makers.
30-31 July 2011 Nighat Said Khan 18
32. ASR Programmatic
Approach to Address the Impact on Women in Conflict Situation Zones and to
work women and children as Peace makers.
 
14- 16 November
2011
Nighat Said Khan 25
33. Consultation
workshop on Women, Peace and Security
21 – 23 December
2011
Nighat Said Khan 25
34. Workshop on Women, Peace and Security: Taking the Process
Forward: Towards A People’s Plan Of Action on Women, Armed Conflict and
Peace.
27-29 April 2012 Nighat Said Khan 25
35. Consultation
workshop on Women, Peace and Security
24 – 25 December
2012
Nighat Said Khan 25

These workshops are normally for five to fourteen days
and are residential. Some are only open to women but others have both men and
women participants. They can be international, national, provincial, or from
specific areas, although most of the above have been national and international.
We have had some participants from the government and the International development
sector or from the UN but despite many attempts few government or agency
officers seem to think that this is a priority.