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									      ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
                  (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)
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     OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN
     “AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.

Guidlines for Assignment Preparation:
As this is a take home type examination, you are free to consult book, internet and
other information sources. However don’t completely copy your answers from these
books or the internet. Typed assignments are not accepted. Please arrange your
answers with an introduction, main discussion with sub topics and conclusion. If
reference of other researches being quoted, it should be properly acknowledged. All
questions carry equal marks.
                              ASSIGNMENT No. 1
                                      (Units: 1–5)

Course: Women and Development (4652)                          Semester: Autumn, 2011
Level: M. Sc.                                                        Credit Hours: 03
Total Marks: 100                                                      Pass Marks: 40

Note: Attempt all questions.
Q. 1 Write a comprehensive note on the education situation of women in the world with
     special emphasis on developing countries.                                   (20)

Q. 2 What are the factors impeding the increase of female employment in Pakistan?
     Suggest some measures to encourage women’s labour force participation.  (20)

Q. 3 Define women empowerment. Discuss the approaches to women empowerment in
     the light of Identity Empowerment Theory.                          (20)

Q. 4 Discuss in detail how new agricultural technologies has adversely affected the rural
     women. Support your answer with reasons.                                        (20)

Q. 5 Write notes on the following:
     a)    Economic Dualism                                                         (10)
     b)    Benefits of economic independence for women                              (10)
                            ASSIGNMENT No. 2
                                    (Units: 6–9)
Total Marks: 100                                                     Pass Marks: 40

Note: Attempt all questions.
Q. 1 What are the various function that women perform as agents of rural development?
     Also discuss the constraints in their formal recognition as agents for rural
     development.                                                                (20)

Q. 2 Discuss how environmental problems have directly affected the women and also,
     why it is necessary to involve women in environmental protection?       (20)

Q. 3 What is peace Feminism? Are women better peace makers than men? Argue with
     reasons.                                                              (20)

Q. 4 Discuss the role of media in the development for women and how does the
     stereotypical portrayal of women impedes the process of development? (20)

Q. 5 Write notes on the following:
     a)    Electronic media as tool of development for women.                    (10)
     b)    Role of women in food chain activities                                (10)




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