Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Ms N. (Nashia) Ajaz MPhil


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
  • Visiting address
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam
  • N.Ajaz@uva.nl

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 visiting 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 Publications as First Author:

  • 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 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; will be published in proceedings
  • 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. Published in proceedings http://www.cd.aaou2013.com/pdf/121.pdf
  • 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; will be published in conference proceedings
  • 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; abstract published in conference proceedings
  • 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. Proceedings published
  • Education Management in the Capital: Providing Equal Access to Everyone- An Evaluation Report of National Plan of Action- ICT. Paper presented in the International Conference on Emerging Trend in Management (ICETM) 16th October 2014, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan
  • 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. Abstract will be published in proceedings
  • “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. Abstract will be published in proceedings

Dissertations:

  • 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

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