Our bodies, our minds, our men: working South Asian women

Citation: Pio, E., and Syed, J. (2013). Guest Editorial: our bodies, our minds, our men: working South Asian women. Gender in Management, 28(3/4): 140-150.


This paper is a guest editorial piece in the Special Issue of the “Gender in Management” Journal on “Gender equality at work in South Asia”. In this paper, we not only introduce the papers selected for the special issue but also offer an overview of the current state of female employment, economic activity and gender equality at work in countries in South Asia.

2011: Dr. Jawad Syed Awarded Civil Decoration by President of Pakistan


Cross-posted from University of Kent

Every year, the president of Pakistan honours citizens and foreign nationals for excellence in various fields of activities on the country’s Independence Day.

On Pakistan’s 65th Independence Day (14 August 2011), President Asif Zardari conferred the honour of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) on Dr. Jawad Sarwar Naqvi Syed, senior lecturer in Human Resource Management at Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK. Dr. Syed was awarded Continue reading “2011: Dr. Jawad Syed Awarded Civil Decoration by President of Pakistan”

Sharifs vs Sharif


Cross-posted from Daily Times, 17 Oct 2011

Post-May 2, Nawaz Sharif was the only national leader who talked of the military’s accountability while Prime Minister Gilani’s capitulation in parliament has shamed the PPP’s anti-establishment insiders.

Not unlike many other Pakistanis, I too was shocked to learn that former Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif will defend Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed murderer of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer. The inclusion of Justice (retd) Khawaja Sharif in the panel of lawyers is an important development in this high profile case, which has assumed a sensitive turn after Continue reading “Sharifs vs Sharif”

World Report 2015: Human rights aren’t wrong in tough times

(Beirut) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter hrw

serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report.

In the 644-page World Report 2015, its 25th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In his introductory essay, Executive Director Kenneth Roth highlights the counterproductive circle-the-wagons approach to human rights that many governments adopted during the past tumultuous year.

“Human rights violations played a major role in spawning or aggravating many of today’s crises,” Roth said. “Protecting human rights and ensuring democratic accountability are key to resolving them.”

An overview of the report can be accessed at the following web site:


World Report 2015 is Human Rights Watch’s 25th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.