The Gender and Development Studies Department at LCWU started functioning in 2004. The major objective of the establishment of this department, besides imparting education in a newly emerging discipline, is to inculcate awareness, assertiveness, self confidence, and entrepreneurial zeal in the students. Today our students are a batch of active citizens who have adopted a school for educating child labor. They excel in curricular and co curricular activities, have established their own NGOs, and have been successfully executing their income generation projects. The department is housed in two premises. The undergraduate classes are run at the LCWU campus whereas the MS program is run in the new building at 5 – Race Course Road, Lahore.
Department of Gender and Development Studies has made a number of significant achievements under the vibrant leadership of our Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor. The most recent is our three year partnership with George Washington University, USA. Under this partnership, our students will be attending summer semester at GWU every year and faculty will be visiting GWU in autumn. GWU professors are also imparting training to LCWU students and faculty.