Dr. Shahla Tabassum

Assistant Professor/ Incharge


  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
    Assistant Professor (Dec 2007 - To Date).
  • University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan.
    Visiting Faculty (Sep 2006 - Mar 2007).
  • Consultant, Action aid Pakistan, Area office, Lahore (October - December 2004)
  • Trainer/ program officer, Action aid Pakistan, Area office, Lahore (Nov. 2001-2003)
  • Program Coordinator, Community Development, Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) Office in Lahore, Punjab (Sept 97 to August 98)
  • Field Officer – Women, Youth, Environment Section, Family planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) Lahore, Pakistan (Nov 87 – July 97).
  • Serve as a teacher and promoting peace and understanding through a course in English “Global Understanding’ a colloberative project with East Carolina, University,USA and FJWU.
  • Teaching ‘Violence against Women’ and ‘Seminar on Women studies’ at Masters Level at University of the Punjab,Lahore as visiting Faculty.
  • Teaching and designed course “Marriage, Family and Family Laws” at University of the Punjab, Lahore as visiting Faculty.


  • MS in Sociology
    International Islamic University, Islamabad (2008-2011)
  • Masters in Women’s Studies
    Universsity of the Punjab, Lahore (2003-2005)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Demography
    Universsity of the Punjab, Lahore (1986-1987)

Research Publication :

  • Tabassum, S., & Zaman, S. (2008). Impact of Education and Income on Reproductive Decision Making among Working and Non Working Married Women. Journal of Gender & Social Issues , 7(2) 41-49.
  • Pervez, R & Tabassum, S.(2009) “Representation of women in Pakistani print media: A content Analysis” Nabila Jurnal Pusat Studi Wanita Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia: XIII(1):7-14.

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