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Events

Donation to Khatoon Welfare society

Students and faculty of Social Work Department joined hands with a renowned local NGO Khatoon Welfare Society, District Shaikhupura, Punjab. Under supervision of Kahtoon Bibi, this organization is serving for last fifteen years. It has established a free dispensary hospital and an old age home. Besides, this NGO is also working for women welfare and empowerment. This year, this organization is organizing collective marriage ceremony of 12 orphan and destitute girls on March 5th, 2017. In this regard, students of Social Work Department have arranged donation of fancy clothes and shoes for all brides. On 14th February, 2017, this donation was handed over to Khatoon Bibi.

Seminar on Inner Peace and Conflict

A seminar on Inner Peace and Conflict: A Journey towards Inner Healing was organized by the students of Social Work Department, LCWUplaced in Urban Community Development Project no. 3, Lahore. The event was organized in collaboration with Anjuman e Himayat e Islam, on January 28th, 2017 in Quaid e Azam Hall, Anjuman e Himayat e Islam Tibbiaya College, Lahore.

Mr. Justice (R) Manzoor Hussain Sayal, President Anjuman e Himayat e Islam was chief guest for this seminar. Mr. Asif Mehmood Jah, President of Custom Health Care Society, Lahore, Ms. Zainab Tariq, Clinical Psychologist, Dr. BushraYasmeen, Deputy District Officer, UCD Project # 3, Lahorewere present as speakers on this occasion.

Ms. ZainabNaeem, student of Social Work Department gave opening speech and shared a presentation on trends and ratios of depressionand inner conflict among youth.

Mr. Asif Mehmood Jah described reasons of inner conflict among youth of Pakistan. He also explained significance of religious teaching in attaining inner peace and self-sustainability. He described spiritual nurture as the sole remedy of psycho-emotional conflicts.

Ms. Bushra Yasmeen discussed need of self-actualization specially in present circumstances of Pakistan. She also described effectiveness of self-harmony on all three micro, mezzo and macro levels of social life.

Ms. Zainab Tariq explained effects of inner conflicts on psychological well-being of young adults. She also shared remedies to handle emotional blockings, frustrations and pessimism.

Mr. Justice (R) Manzoor Hussain Sayal, discussed role of NGOs in imparting harmony in society. He highlighted the need and significance of inner peace in social development of Pakistan. He also appreciated the initiative of Social Work Department, LCWU Lahore in arranging such an impressive interaction session.

Ms. Sitwat Farooq, Lecturer of Social Work Department, LCWU gave concluding remarks. She alsothanked to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty of Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University, Anjuman e Himayat e Islam Law College, Tibbiya College Anjuman e Himayat e Islam and representatives from civil society.

Media persons of different channels and newspapers also covered the event. Video footage can be watched at this link: http://youtu.be/kj7FKMsPSp8

Seminar on Role of Students against Narcotics Use

A seminar on Role of Students against Narcotics Use was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with Safe Child Foundation, on January 27th, 2017.

Mr. Anjum Shahzad, founder of Safe Child Foundation, Mr. Khalid Mehmood, General Secretary of Safe Child Foundation, Ms. Amna Munir Clinical Psychologist were present as speakers on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.

Mr. Kahlid Mehmood gave opening remarks describing prevalence of drug uses and its contributing factorsamong youth. He also discussed role of NGOs in Pakistan.

Mr. Anjum Shahzad discussed types of narcotics and significance of religious orientations inn reducing ratios of drug usage. He also discussed role of students in addressing this social evil. He further explained the ratios and factors of drug use specifically in female population of Pakistan.

Ms. Amna Munir discussed prevalence of narcotics use on educational campuses.  By stating the psychological factors and physio-psycho effects, she also explained preventive measures of narcotics use.

After question and answer session, Mrs. Iram Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, LCWU discussed role of social workers in narcotics use prevention. Thanking all speakers and students, she concluded the session.

Free Medical Camp

Department of Social Work, LCWU has always been a prominent part of community services. Keeping this tradition, a Free Medical Camp was arranged by students of Social Work Department, on 25th January, 2017 in BabuSabu, Lahore.
This camp was arranged in collaboration of Urban Community Development Project No. 3, and renowned NGO Custom Health Care Society Lahore. Ms. Zainab Naeem, Ms. Ayesha Akram and Ms. AiqaAsjad students of Social Work Department, LCWU were organizers. Whereas Dr.Muhammad AwaisMunir (MBBS, RPM) examined the patients providing prescriptions and advices regarding healthy life style.  

The purpose of this one-daycamp was to provide general health services to local population besides raising awareness about healthy life style and preventive measures of contagious diseases.

Gifts for Syrian Refugees

Date: 25th January, 2017

The Department of Social Work, Lahore college for Women University has always been serving humanity through various activities both on national and local levels. In line of these activities, three students of Social Work department, Ms. Zainab Naeem, Ms. Aiqa Asjad and Ms. Ayesha Akram placed for their field work in UCD Project no. 3, arranged donations of warm clothes and shawls and few food items for children for Syrian Refugees. It was a one week community based activity in collaboration with renowned NGO Health Care Customs Society, Lahore. Students not only motivated community people for this noble cause but also collected donations of warm clothes from other students of department. After collection, all stuffs were handed over to Health Care Customs Society, Lahore which facilitated in transportation of donation to the desired destiny.

Seminar on Social Exclusion of Transgenders

A Seminar on Social Exclusion of Transgenders was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with Khawja Sara Support Programme (KSSP) by Akhuwat and Foundation House, on January 20th, 2017.

Ms. Taimoor Aashi and Ms. Saima Butt (representatives of She-male community), Ms. Saima Naseem, Project Manager KSSP, Dr. Shahid A. Zia, representative of Fountain house and Dr. Izhar ul Haq Hasmi representative of Akuwat were present as speakers on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.

Dr. Shahid A. Zia gave opening remarks and discussed social status of transgenders with reference of stigmatization and social exclusion.

Ms. Taimoor Aashi and Saima Butt narrated their own life stories and explained hardships of being transgender in Pakistan. They also admired efforts of Social Work Department, LCWU for raising awareness regarding this sensitive issue.
Ms. Saima Naseem gave briefing about KKSP and its contributions for welfare of this marginalized community in Pakistan.
Mr. Izhar ul Haq Hashmi discussed role of NGOs in rehabilitation of transgenders. They highlighted the contributions and facilities of Fountain House. He also appreciated determination and enthusiasm of students and faculty of Social Work Department for social inclusion of specific groups including transgenders.

Mrs. Iram Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, LCWU highlighted the significance of family in social inclusion of transgenders. With concluding remarks, she thanked to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

Seminar on Online Harassment

A seminar on Online Harassment was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with Search for Justice Foundation, on January 18th, 2017.

Mr. Iftekhar Mubarak, Chairperson, Search for Justice Foundation, Ms. Huda Jilani, Project Assistant Digital Rights Foundation, Mr. Syed Shahid Hassan, Project Director National Response Centre for Crime FIA Pakistan, were present as speakers on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.

Mr. Iftekhar Mubarak gave opening remarks and briefed audience about online harassment. He also discussed various types of digital exploitation of users by stating local case studies.

Ms. Huda Jilani explained the importance of digital privacy, users’ unconscious negligence and methods of digital harassment. Mr. Syed Shahid Hassan discussed governmental initiatives to address cybercrimes and specifically online harassment. He also explained the procedure of reporting cybercrime specially for females.

Mrs. Iram Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, LCWU She described significance of cyber privacy specially in gender perspective.With concluding remarks she alsothanked to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

Issues of Burn Victims in Pakistan

A seminar on Issues Of Burn Victims in Pakistan was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with Burn Care Welfare Society, Pakistan on January 11th, 2017.

Mr. Mujeeb Ur Rehman Shami, currently President of CPNE and the chief editor of Daily Pakistan, Mr. M. Taqweem, Organizer Burn Care Welfare Society, Ms. Sadia Sohail MPA, PTI Punjab, and Ms. Dr. Fatima, renowned psychiatrist were present as speakers on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.

Mr. Mujeeb Ur Rehman Shami threw light on the scarce medical treatment facilities available in Pakistan. He also emphasized on establishing medical units specifically serving the burn victims in country.  

Ms. Dr. Fatima, discussed the psychological problems of burn victims. She specifically highlighted the exclusion and stigmatization of patients by community leading towards psychological disorders. Ms. Sadia Sohail explained initiatives of Government of Punjab for welfare of such patients. She shared future implications for such victims with reference of law enforcement and compensations.
Mr. M. Taqweem gave briefing on role of NGOs for rehabilitation of Burn Victims in Pakistan. He also discussed the future plans of establishing a burn care hospital in Lahore.

Mrs. Iram Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, LCWU discussed the role of social workers in rehabilitation of burn victims in Pakistan. In the end, she concluded the event with note of thanks to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

seminar on Life Based Skill Education

A seminar on Life Based Skill Education was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with Rahnuma - Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP), on December 20th, 2016.

Mr. Sarfaraz Kazmi, Director Punjab Rahnuma-FPAP, Mr. Umer Shahzad Provincial Coordinator Pumjab Rahnuma - FPAP and Mr. Hassnain Tirmazi Director Programmes, The Media Foundation were present as speakers on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.

Mr. Sarfaraz Kazmi presented an introductory presentation on present situation of need for LBSE from gender perspective in Pakistan. Mr. Umer Shahzad discussed about basic ideas of LBSE. Mr. Hassnain Tirmazi sensitized students regarding harassments of teen agers and highlighted the significance of familial trainings in this regard.

Mrs. Iram Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, LCWU highlighted the significance of LBSE. She also explained that Dept. of Social Work has already imparting this education through field activities in both major and minor programmes of university.  With concluding remarks, she thanked to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

seminar on Issues of Informal Labour in Pakistan

A Seminar on Issues of Informal Labour in Pakistan was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with HomeNet, Pakistan on December 14th, 2016.

Mrs. Nasira Javaid Iqbal, Retired Chief Justice LHC, Mrs. Mahnaz Rafi, member Standing Committee on Rights of Women Punjab and renowned Women Rights Activist, Ms. Maria Kokab, representative of HomeNet Pakistan were present as speakers on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.
Mrs. Nasira Javaid gave opening remarks. She highlighted the economic issues of informal female workers in Pakistan. She also described the legislative violations of women’s rights and lags in civil procedural laws in this regard.

Mrs. Mahnaz Rafi, discussed the socio-demographic factors of exploitation of female informal workers. By revealing her personal life experiences, she described domestic level problems of women in this sector.

Ms. Maria Kokab, shared contributions of HomeNet Pakistan in empowerment of home based workers. She also presented services of her NGO through presentation on successful case studies from field.

Mrs. Iram Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, LCWU discussed the role of social workers in research and advocacy for informal workers in Pakistan. She also shared the services of social workers for rights of homebased workers specially in Punjab. In the end, she concluded the event with note of thanks to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

Seminar on Human Rights

A seminar on Human Rights was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University with the collaboration of SPO (Strengthening Participatory Organizations) on January 11th, 2016.

Salman Abid, Regional Director SPO, Lubna Mansoor, Regional Director Ministry of Human Rights, Mumtaz Mughal, Regional Director Aurat Foundation, Sadia Sohail MPA PTI, Dr. Alliya Aftab MPA PMLN spoke on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.

Salman Abid threw light on the services of SPO (Strengthening Participatory Organizations)  
Lubna Mansoor explained Basic fundamental rights of a common citizen and institutional & state’s role in achieving them. She also speaks on the AGENDA OF HUMAN RIGHTS that was passed in 1948.

Mumtaz Mughal threw light on Human rights issues & challenges, the problems which we face in getting our rights which government has given us.

Dr, Allia Aftab & Sadia Sohail explain the role of parliamentarian and the political parties in achieving human rights and to make them easy to approach for a common person.

After that a puppet show was shown to audience with the given theme of human rights so that the message conveyed more effectively.

In the end, Mrs. Irum Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, concluded the event with note of thanks to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

Seminar on Street Children

A seminar on Street Children was organized by the students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University in collaboration with Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan on January 06th, 2016.

Mr. Anas Wahidi President Lahore Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, Ikram Subhani Secretary Punjab Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, Dr. Mushtaq Mangal Secretary General Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan spoke on this occasion. The event was attended by the large number of students along with the faculty and representatives from civil society.

Anas Wahidi threw light on the services of Al-Khidmat Foundation.

Ikram Subhani said that

 “An estimated 1.2 to 1.5 million children are on the streets of Pakistan's major cities and urban centers, constituting the country's largest and most ostracized social group.”

Dr. Mushtaq Mangal shared his concern about the problems that are faced by street children. Violence, Health, Drugs, Indulgence in crime are the situations that they face. He said that street child is like any other child having and deserving freedom and opportunity for education and a good environment.

In the end, Mrs. Irum Shahid, Head of Social Work Department, LCWU concluded the event with note of thanks to all the guest speakers and students for their response and participation.

Maternal & Child Health Care


Social Work Department arranged a seminar on “Maternal and Child Health Care” With the collaboration of Maternity and Child Welfare Association of Pakistan (MCWAP) & Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) on 16th November, 2015 in IT Conference Room, LCWU.
The main objective of the seminar was to sensitize the students about the significance of maternal and infant health care.

Sarfaraz H.Kazmi (Regional Director FPAP), Dr. Rukhsana Bashir (Spokesperson from FPAP), Dr. Rubina Sarmad (Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Institute of Public Health), Dr. Ubaida Nighat (Head of Environmental Health, Institute of Public Health)

“The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030”

The Students of Social Work Department, Lahore College for Women University along with collaboration of Children Advocacy Network and Alliance against Child Marriages with the support of Action Aid celebrated International Girl Child Day on 15 October 2015. The celebration was included a PLAY  to highlight the effects of “Child Marriages” on a Girl’s life followed by a Policy Dialogue between Young Activists on Child Rights and Parliamentarians on Girls Issues.

Play Cast (highlighting the effects of “Child Marriage”) students of Social Work Dept (LCWU).

Miss. Mary Gill (MPA at Provincial Assembly of the Punjab), Dr. Alia Aftab (MPA),  Mr. Salman Abid (Regional head of SPO) pledged to table resolution for inclusion of Women & Children Rights in Curriculum
Panel of Policy Dialogue on "Girl's Issues"               
Mr. Irfan Mufti (Dy. Executive Director SAP-PK) sharing his views on SDGs

Head of Social Work Department along with faculty and a view of Participants of Policy Dialogue