The Department of Sociology organized a workshop on marginalized populations where reputed professors and doctors came in to talk about recent research done on the marginalized population in Pakistan. The workshop was organized in an attempt to bridge together these two strands of research within the context of Pakistan by focusing on the marginalized populations that may or may not be necessarily poor. It is an inaugural session in the series of events that are planned for the upcoming year for studying marginality from an interdisciplinary perspective. The topics to be discussed in this workshop were issues related to child labor, eradicating poverty through micro-finance systems, socio-economic vulnerabilities of the aging population, women, poverty and disempowerment, and voting behaviors of religiously minorities are multi-faceted themes that relate to and address the over-arching issues of the marginalized populations in Pakistan. The workshop was very successful with experts sharing their views and researches in the topics.

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