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Ms N. (Nashia) Ajaz MPhil

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
Photographer: Albena Sotirova

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Ms. Nashia Ajaz is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). She holds an M.Phil. degree in Government and Public Policy from National Defence University, Pakistan. She has previously done her Bachelors in Gender Studies from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan. She has been awarded the PhD scholarship within the “Her Choice: Building Child Marriage Free Communities” programme.

    In Pakistan, Ms. Ajaz is working as a lecturer in the department of Gender Studies at Fatima Jinnah Women University. She is also working with a Non-Governmental Organization named Partners in Sustainable Development (PSD). Previously she has worked with Mehergarh: a Center for Learning, in which she carried out national level researches on women sensitive issues.

    Her research areas mainly include gender issues, women rights, child rights, public policy, governance, household food security, etc.

  • Research and Publications

    Research Publications as the First Author:

    • Ajaz, N., Zakir, W. (2019). Gender, Health and Household Food Security- Evidence from Rural Pakistan. Pakistan Administrative Review. Vol. 3, No. 1. (ISSN (print) 2520-5463 (online) 2521- 0203).

    • Ajaz, N., Zakir, W. (2018). Equal Education for Everyone; An Evaluation Report of National Plan of Action- ICT. Journal of Political Studies. Vol. 25, Issue 1. (ISSN (Print)1994-1080 (Online) 2308 -8338). (X Category). Also presented as a paper titled Education Management in the Capital: Providing Equal Access to Everyone- An Evaluation Report of National Plan of Action- ICT in the International Conference on Emerging Trend in Management (ICETM) 16th October 2014, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan.

    • Ajaz, N. (2013). Globalization, Pushing towards a Diseased Pakistan: The Voice of Youth. Journal of Asian Development Studies. Volume 2, Issue 4. (ISSN 2304-375X).

    • Ajaz, N; Zakir, W. (2013). Cost effectiveness of Open and Distance learning in Pakistan. International Journal of Health & Education (IJHE). Published in July 2014 issue. (ISSN 2227-2798). Presented as a paper in the 27th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities- 1-3 October 2013

    Research Publication as the Second Author:

    • Ali, Z; Ajaz, N. (2014). Social Media and Indo-Pak Relations- Applying Agenda Setting Theory. Journal of Asian Development Studies. Volume 3, Issue 1. (ISSN 2304-375X)

    Conference Presentations:

    • Forced by Hunger: Transactional Sex as a Survival Strategy-A study of 2010 Floods in Rajanpur. Paper presented in “International Conference on Gender and Disaster Management: Facing Disasters, Making Decisions” on May 23-25, 2013 at Fatima Jinnah Women University, the Mall, Rawalpindi.

    • Education for anyone, anytime and anywhere: Open and Distance learning in Pakistan. Paper presented in the 27th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities- 1-3 October 2013.

    • Women’s Right to Control their Income: A Comparative Study of Societal Perceptions and Islamic Viewpoint. Bachelors thesis presented in Women Conference on “Emerging Role of Women in Muslim Societies: Opportunities and Challenges. 28-29th November 2013.

    • The demarcation of “Should” and “Do”: A Dilemma of Twenty first century Pakistan. Paper presented in International Conference on Engaging the Learner: Rethinking Education. February 10-12, 2014.

    • Increase in Remittances- Expectations and Realities: A case study of Pakistan. Paper presented in International Conference on Migration, Education and Development in South Asia. 27-28th March 2014, Pakistan. Published in proceedings.

    • Water Consumption and Food Choices- How Can We Help? Paper Presented in the 2nd International Water Conference “Water, & Sustainable Development”. 5-7th June 2015, Islamabad.

    • “Water for Life”- Integrating Gender Approach to Water Resource Management Paper Presented in the 2nd International Water Conference “Water, & Sustainable Development”. 5-7th June 2015, Islamabad.

    • Gender, Health and Household Food Security- an evidence from Rural Pakistan Paper Presented in International Conference on Governance and Public Policy (ICGPP’18). 16-18th February 2018, at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

    • Ending Child Marriages: Suggestions based on Success Stories Paper Presented in 1st National Conference on Promoting Tolerance and Wellbeing: Emerging Trends, Challenges, and Implications for Research. 15-17th March 2018, at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

    • Reflections of Influence of Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Projects on Familial Decisions About Early Marriages Initial findings of Ph.D. dissertation presented in the Provincial Conference and Parliamentary Dialogue on Addressing Violence Against Girls in Punjab. 28th– 29th November 2018, in Avari Hotel, Lahore.

    • How Climate Change Relates to Feminization of Poverty; Reflections on the Unexplored Link Paper presented in 2nd International Conference of Gender Studies-ICGS on Perspectives, Realities and Challenges: Gender Issues” December 3rd-5th, 2018.

    • Combining Transect Walk and Spatial Mapping Methods for Ethnographic Research- A Toolkit to Understand Gendered Power Relations Paper Presented in International Conference on Contemporary Women's Studies. 7th-8th March 2019 at Istanbul University, Turkey.

    Dissertations:

    • Ph.D. (In Progress): Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equality, and Early Marriage: A Feminist Ethnographic Research
    • M.Phil: Household Food Security and the Role of Gender: Empirical Evidence from Tehsil Jatoi
    • Bachelors: Women’s Right to Control their Income: A Comparative Study of Societal Perceptions and Islamic Viewpoint
  • Ancillary activities
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