Activities

Activities

The following activities and methodology were used in first quarter of the project.

  • Name of Activity: Grant Opening Ceremony
  • Date: January 09, 2017 (Monday)
  • Total Number of Participants: 05
  • Main Proceedings:The proceeding started with the introduction and opening remarks by Mumtaz Mughal, Resident Director at head office of Aurat Foundation in Lahore. Detailed sessions were held on airing of GEP documentary, quick review of universities’ LOGs, reporting requirements, monitoring mechanism, branding and marking requirements, financial reports, compliance and GST requirement. These sessions were conducted by Hasna Cheema, Rizwana Waseem , Azmat Deol and Asim Paracha. The “Grant Opening meeting” was ended in with vote of thanks.


  • Name of Activity: Grant Launching Ceremony
  • Date: January 27, 2017 (Friday)
  • Total Number of Participants: 150
  • Main Proceedings:The proceeding started with the recitation of versus of Holy Quran followed by National Anthem. Formal proceeding started with introduction and opening remarks given by Prof. Naila Arshad, Chairperson English Department / Program Coordinator Aurat Foundation/USAID Grant. She has given the detailed briefing of project background, project description, and activities to be completed during project time period. Ms. Hasna Cheema, Deputy Program Manager, Aurat Foundation Lahore has given the introduction of Aurat Foundation and USAID. Dr. Asif Tufail, Deputy Commissioner District Sialkot was the Chief Guest at this occasion. He briefly talked about the importance of women in our life.



Prof. Dr. Farhat Saleemi, the proud Vice Chancellor of GCWUS ended the ceremony with vote of thanks to Aurat Foundation/USAID. She also appreciated the efforts made by Aurat Foundation regarding the Gender Equity Program.


  • Name of Activity: National Women’s Day
  • Date: (February 13, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 100
  • Purpose: The National Women’s Day was celebrated to create the awareness among the students and faculty members.
  • Main Proceedings:This event consists of following sessions:
    • Speech Competition on topic of “BOL K LUB AZAAD HAIN TERY”:

      This session was conducted in the auditorium of GC Women University. 15 students were participated and delivered the speeches on the topic given above. 3 judges were selected from Islamic Studies, English and Urdu department to judge the speeches. The students were taken very active part in this competition. The cash prizes were given to position holders along with certificates to all participants.
    • Poster competition on topic of “Womankind is awakening”:

      This was conducted outside the auditorium. 14 students from different disciplines were participated in the competition. 3 judges were selected from Fine Arts department to judge this competition. The students were taken very active part in this competition. The cash prizes were given to position holders along with certificates to all participants.


  • Name of Activity: 1st Workshop on “Gender sensitization workshops for non-teaching staff”
  • Date: (February 17, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 34
  • Purpose: This activity will aid in the development of the non-teaching staff’s capacity and sensitivity towards gender and women issues resulting in positive transformative behavioral change through a gender lens.
  • Main Proceedings:This training was conducted by Prof. Naila Arshad, Chairperson English Department. The lectures were delivered on the Violence against women and harassment at work place. The following outcomes arises:
    • Raising awareness on Importance of the Gender Sensitization.
    • Developing insights into the issues of various forms of harassment at workplace and its consequences on productivity of organization.
    • 34 non-teaching staff were trained first time in GCWUS about the gender sensitization.
    • Developed an understanding on Gender and work place between men and women.
    • The non-teaching staff were sensitized about the violence.


  • Name of Activity: 2nd Workshop on “Gender sensitization workshops for non-teaching staff”
  • Date: (February 23, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 35
  • Purpose: This activity will aid in the development of the non-teaching staff’s capacity and sensitivity towards gender and women issues resulting in positive transformative behavioral change through a gender lens.
  • Main Proceedings:This training was conducted by Ms. Razia Anjum, Lecturer Psychology Department. The lectures were delivered on the Violence against women and harassment at work place. The following outcomes arises:
    • Raising awareness on Importance of the Gender Sensitization.
    • Developing insights into the issues of various forms of harassment at workplace and its consequences on productivity of organization
    • 35 non-teaching staff were trained first time in GCWUS about the gender sensitization.
    • Developed an understanding on Gender and work place between men and women.
    • The non-teaching staff were sensitized about the violence.


  • Name of Activity: 3rd Workshop on “Gender sensitization workshops for non-teaching staff”
  • Date: (March 21, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 35
  • Purpose: This activity will aid in the development of the non-teaching staff’s capacity and sensitivity towards gender and women issues resulting in positive transformative behavioral change through a gender lens.
  • Main Proceedings:This training was conducted by Ms. Raheela Sohail, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department. The lectures were delivered on the Violence against women and harassment at work place. The following outcomes arises.
    • Raising awareness on Importance of the Gender Sensitization
    • Developing insights into the issues of various forms of harassment at workplace and its consequences on productivity of organization
    • 35 non-teaching staff were trained first time in GCWUS about the gender sensitization.
    • Developed an understanding on Gender and work place between men and women.
    • The non-teaching staff were sensitized about the violence.


  • Name of Activity: 4th Workshop on “Gender sensitization workshops for non-teaching staff”
  • Date: (March 22, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 35
  • Purpose:This activity will aid in the development of the non-teaching staff’s capacity and sensitivity towards gender and women issues resulting in positive transformative behavioral change through a gender lens.
  • Main Proceedings:This training was conducted by Ms. Rifat Chaudhary, Lecturer Urdu Department. The lectures were delivered on the Violence against women and harassment at work place. The following outcomes arises.
    • Raising awareness on Importance of the Gender Sensitization.
    • Developing insights into the issues of various forms of harassment at workplace and its consequences on productivity of organization.
    • 35 non-teaching staff were trained first time in GCWUS about the gender sensitization.
    • Developed an understanding on Gender and work place between men and women.
    • The non-teaching staff were sensitized about the violence.


  • Name of Activity: Sports and Cultural Event
  • Date: (March 10, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 100 students participated in different games and cultural event. Students from all departments joined during the activities.
  • Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to encourage female participation and cultural activities arranged showing the cultural differences and heritage. The impact of such activities encourages the participation of females in extra-curricular activities and bring about positive change in the inclusion of all regardless of gender for health and well-being.
  • Main Proceedings:
    • 12 races / games were organized.
    • 3 cultural events were presented.
    • Sports and Cultural Event (in line with UN International Day for Sports and Development of Peace) was held on March 10, 2017 in GC Women University Sialkot.
    • Different types of races i.e. Ralley race, 10 meter, 200 meter, three leg race, juvaleine through, long jump, lemon race, sac race, tug of war (Female faculty), Tug of war (Male faculty and Admin staff), Aerobics/PT show and musical chair game (faculty members).
    • Nominations for cultural show was taken from all the departments of the University.


  • Name of Activity: Tutorial Session
  • Date: (March 29, 30 & 31, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 1000 faculty members and students
  • Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to organize 04 participatory interactive seminar/tutorial session for the faculty and students. Other gender related developed documentaries by GEP such as Lal-o-Gohar displayed.


  • Name of Activity: Sports and Cultural Event
  • Date: (March 16, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 500 faculty members and students
  • Purpose: The purpose of celebrating this Social Work day is to spread knowledge about the social work and motivate other people to do the same. As Gender Equity Program envisions to generate widespread societal demand and commitment for a socially just, democratic, caring and gender responsive society in Pakistan, so this event helped a lot to achieve this goal.


  • Name of Activity: Theater Performance
  • Date: (March 30, 2017)
  • Number of Participants: 500 faculty members and students
  • Purpose: This event has been organized with the aim to give the participants a platform to show their talent and perform in true spirit. Over 50 students from 4 departments participated.