PhD defensc: Abda Khalid
Abda Khalid gave her trial lecture on "Implications of pluralistic legal orders in Tribal Societies: A theoretical Review" on Thursday 28 January at 10:15.
The lecture and the defense took place at the auditorium at SKP
By Josie Teurlings
The title of her PhD thesis is: Exploring Gendered Dimensions of Ownership, Access and Use of Land-Based Resources in Post Crisis Swat, Pakistan
Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence:
10:15 Trial lecture
12:45 Public Defence
Place: Auditorium in SKP (nr 61 on the map)
Professor Masooda Bano, Department of International Development, Oxford University, UK
Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali, Warwick Law School, University of Warwick, UK
Associate Professor Kirsti Stuvøy, Noragric, NMBU
Associate Professor Ingrid Nyborg, Noragric
Associate Professor Bahadar Nawab Khattak, COMSATS, Pakistan
Exploring Gendered Dimensions of Ownership, Access and Use of Land-Based Resources in Post Crisis Swat, Pakistan
Gendered dimensions of ownership, access and use of land-based resources in rural economies in Pakistan are still negotiable and under-researched. Not only is land ownership highly gendered, but also it is underpinned by multiple power dynamics. Such issues become more complicated and complex in traditional and culturally strict societies like those present in the Swat Valley, Pakistan.
Strict gender roles, highly gendered access to resources, and legal pluralism attached to various dimensions of ownership, inheritance and access, make the situation challenging to study and understand. In addition, Swat underwent two overlapping disasters, i.e. militancy and a severe flood, which created a ‘complex emergency’ and further complicated the situation. Men and women recovering from the effects of militancy in the area were soon hit by a devastating flood and reverted to early recoverymode. As a result, Swat society has seen changes in social structures and gender relations that were hitherto unknown. This study aimed to explore and understand the gender dimensions of different legal and practical systems involving land use, ownership, distribution, and access in post-crisis Swat.