2015 International Conference on Women in Development (WiD)


November 11, 2015 – November 12, 2015

The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) is proud to announce the 2015 International Conference on Women in Development (WiD) to be held from November 11-12, 2015. We cordially invite you to participate in this premier event.


Conference participants will be discussing women’s role in contemporary development phase and their empowerment in the labor market and access to financial resources. Examples of best practice from South Asia will be analyzed taking into account the degree of women’s involvement in business since this contributes to sustainable development of environment, economy and society. A special focus will be placed on the rights of girls and women in goals of global development. Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls is one of the key priorities to be discussed in this conference. Special attention will be paid discrimination against women in workplace, and the underlying causes – educational opportunities, career options, and the gender wage gap.


Who Should Participate?



-Policy makers

-PhD students

-NGO worker

We encourage you to participate in this conference by presenting your paper and All theoretical, empirical and practical papers from scholars and professionals in the above fields are welcome. Acceptance of research papers will be subject to blind peer review by two members of the Editorial Board.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers of related disciplines to redress gender inequality, reduce the gender gap, and formulate a pedagogy which instills critical selfhood and consciousness in women and to promote higher education and skill development in women of the Conference.


We will be accepting Abstracts till October, 15, 2015 and we look forward to some very insightful paper presentations. Please find Call for Papers flyer and Details for Abstract Submission

​For further information, please contact the undersigned.


Urfi Khalid Husain

Senior Fellow

Center for Area and Policy Studies

Contact Person for WID Conference

Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

Korangi Creek, Karachi-75190

Tel: (9221) 111 002 004  Ext 388

Email: urfi.khalid@iobm.edu.pk



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