The Women Development Centre (WDC) is an initiative of the Women Development Department (WDD) under the Government of Punjab’s ADP Scheme. The Centre was established at the University of Home Economics in November 2021, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Home Economics and the Women Development Department, Punjab.

The primary aim of the WDC is to empower young women in various areas, including:

  1. a) Crafting Effective CVs
  2. b) Job Hunting Strategies
  3. c) Web Development Skills
  4. d) Report Writing Proficiency
  5. e) Awareness of Legal Rights
  6. f) Interview Techniques
  7. g) Career Planning & Professional Development
  8. h) Engaging in Research Activities
  9. i) Participation in Training Workshops; and more.

In charge: Women Development Centre 

Dr. Iram Rubab holds the position of Assistant Professor in Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Home Economics. She serves as the In Charge of the Women Development Centre and also holds the position of Director of Student Affairs. With a robust background as a published researcher, she has an extensive experience in both academia and management sector.

Her achievements include being honored with the prestigious Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship at King’s College London. Dr. Rubab plays a pivotal role in the establishment of the Gender Studies Degree program at UHE. Drawing from her proficiency in curriculum development within the Gender Studies and Sociology Departments, including oversight of MPhil and Ph.D. programs, she contributes as a valued member of the National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The Women Development Centre at the University of Home Economics operates with a visionary goal: to empower women through skill enhancement and research initiatives. Our aspirations extend beyond the scope of the memorandum of understanding signed with the Women Development Department Punjab. We are committed to fostering a robust research culture that reaches new horizons.


Dr Iram Rubab

In Charge Women Development Centre, University of Home Economics, Lahore.

Ms. Laiba Butt

Focal Person Women Development Centre, University of Home Economics, Lahore.

SOCIAL ACCOUNTS OF Women Development Centre, UHE