- Khalida Ghous
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Human Rightsand International Relations
University of Karachi, Social Policy and Development Center
University of Karachi
Khalid M. Ishaq
doctoral_students = Huma Baqai (Internationa Relations expert)
Human Rights, Gender issues
Prof. Dr. Khalida Ghous or Khalida Ghaus ( Urduخالدہ غوث) is an eminent scholarof International Relations& Human Rightsand a prominent activistfrom Pakistan, who holds the distinguished honour of being "First Ph. D. in Human Rights" from her country. Currently she is the Managing Directorof Social Policy and Development Center, a Karachibased Pakistani research center of international repute.
Dr. Khalida holds M.A. &
Ph.D.degrees in International Relations from University of Karachi. She did her Ph. D. under the supervision of eminent jurist and scholar Khalid M. Ishaqon the " Institutionalizationof Human Rights with the particular reference to the European Court of Human Rights".
* Managing Director, Social Policy and Development Center, Karachi.
* Professor and ex-
Chairperson, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.
* Ex-Director, Center of Excellence for Women's Studies, University of Karachi.
* Ex-Editor, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Karachi.
HonoraryDirector, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
* Honorary Director, Pakistan Center for Democracy Studies.
Honors and Fellowships
* Delegate in the "General Assembly" of "World University Service" in
Lima, Peru, 1988.
* "Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Fellowship", July 1992.
Salzburg Seminaron "Transnational Law and Human Rights", 12-24 July 1992, Salzburg, Austria.
United Statesunder the "International Visitor’s Programme" on Conflict ResolutionTensions in South Asia. 10 Oct – 8 Nov. 1992.
Asia-PacificRegion in International World University Service Delegation at the 50th and 51st Session of " United Nations Commission on Human Rights", 20-27 February 1994 and February 1995, Geneva.
* Asia Fellow at the
Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington D.C. 1st June – 30th July 1999.
Works and positions
Being one of the senior Professors, Dr. Ghous has completed her first term as Chairperson of the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi from September 2003 to September 2006 & now on a long leave from university. She has also remained Director of the Center of Excellence for Women's Studies University of Karachi. She also serves as the Honorary Director of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Honorary Director of the Pakistani Center for Democracy Studies. She has been a delegate to the
United Nations Commission on Human Rights& was invited by European Unionto deliver a talk in Brussels. Dr. Ghous has been teaching Human Rights & Foreign PolicyAnalysis for more than twenty years, and has written extensively on the subjects. Having a bookand monographto her credit, she has also been involved in the policy-making both with the Federal and ProvincialGovernments on gender-related issues. She is a member of several professional bodies and is a nominee of the SindhGovernment in the monitoring committee constituted on Women Empowerment. She also teaches at the distinguished Institute of Business Administration(IBA), Karachi & gives lectures in renowned institutions of country & abroad. Human Rights, Far Eastand Pakistan's Foreign Policy are her areas of interest. Her other interests include Women Rightsand GenderIssues. Dr. Ghous has extensively published in internationally acclaimed journals, contributed articles in many books, and completed several research projects. She has participated and organized many National & International Seminars & Conferences and delivered lectures in American Universities as guest speaker and various Staff Colleges at home. She is regularly invited by the television channels to give her expert opinion on the issues of International Relations & societal/gender issues. She has guided many students for M.Phil./Ph.D. degrees & herself remained research fellow of some distinguished institutes of the world. She is author of a book on "Rights of Women in Islam", and co-editor of ‘Pakistan's Foreign Policy: Problems and Prospects’.
Activism and Track II Diplomacy
Dr. Khalida is deeply involved in the Pakistan-
Indiaback channel diplomacybeing an active member of India-Pakistan Neemrana initiative. [ [http://onlypunjab.com/fullstory2k5-insight-News-status-5-newsID-38870.html News Item] ] Many of her important suggestions were considered by Indo-Pak governments.
In 2006, Khalida Ghous was one of the 18 prominent people who sent an open letter to
President Pervez Musharraf, calling on him to resign either as President or as Chief of Army Staff. [ [http://www.nation.com.pk/daily/july-2006/23/index5.php The Nation, news item] ]
*Ghaus, Khalida, 2006 "Trafficking of Women and Children in South Asia and Within Pakistan", New York: Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA)
*Ghaus, Khalida, 2002 "Female homebased workers : the silent workforce", Karachi: Centre of Excellence for Women Studies, University of Karachi.
*Ahmed, M. and Ghaus K., (ed.), 1999 "Pakistan: Prospects and Perspectives", Karachi: Royal Book Company
Notes & Sources
References & External Links
* [http://www.ribt.org/kuird/html/khalida_ghous.html Bio details, University of Karachi]
* [http://www.spdc-pak.com/units/peopledisp.asp?id=khalida Social Policy and Development center]
* [http://www.stimson.org/southasia/?SN=SA200702071209 Henry L. Stimson Center]
* [http://www.dailyfpost.com/women/wom-27/womenachiver27.htm An interview with the "Financial Post"]
* [http://us.rediff.com/news/2005/sep/21jk1.htm Important role in Indo-Pak track II diplomacy]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/pakistan/2003/pakistan-030506-2b19641e.htm Voice of America takes her comments]
* [http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnist1.asp?main_variable=Columnist&file_name=MEHTA38.txt&writer=MEHTA&validit=yes "The Pioneer" editorial]
* [http://www.presidentofpakistan.gov.pk/AKRProgramTranscript.aspx?nProgramId=260 President of Pakistan's website]
* [http://www.dawn.com/2007/04/12/ed.htm "Dawn" Pakistan's largest english daily praises Dr. Khalida in Editorial]
* [http://wpaf.org/wpa2005_SessionA.aspx International Conference]
* [http://www.governorsindh.gov.pk/pressrelease/news.asp?id=1141 Activism]
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