Gender and Health


   Published Articles:

  1. Rizvi, S., Zakar, R., Zakar, M. (2015). Factors associated with low birth weight of children  among employed mothers in Pakistan. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI:10.1007/s10995-015-1708-zImpact Factor:  2.24
  2. Zakar, R., Zakar, M., Aqil, N., Naruallah, M. (2015) Paternal factors associated with neonatal mortality and births with low weight: evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-015-1674-5Impact Factor:  2.24
  3. Zakar M. Z., Zakar, R., Aqil, N., Qureshi, S.,  Saleem, N., Imran, S. (2015). “Nobody likes a person whose body is covered with mud”: Health hazards faced by child laborers in the brick kiln sector of the Okara District, Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Behavioral ScienceCanadian Journal of Behavioral Science. 47(1):21-28. DOI:10.1037/a0036262, Impact factor: 0.66
  4. Jalil. A., Zakar, R.,  Zakar, MZ. (2015). A secondary anlysis of maternal factors determine low birth weight in Pakistan. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 44(1), 136-137.
  5. Zakar, R., Zakar, MZ., Abbas, S. (2015). Domestic violence against rural women in Pakistan: An issue of health and human rights. Journal of Family Violence. DOI:10.1007/s10896-015-9742-6, Impact Factor:  1.17
  6. Nasrullah, M, Zakar, R., Zakar, MZ., Abbas, S.,Safdar, R. (2015). Circumstances leading to intimate partner violence against women married as children: a qualitative study in Urban Slums of Lahore, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015, 15:23 doi:10.1186/s12914-015-0060-0, Impact Factor:  1.37
  7. Muazzam Nasrullah, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar. (2014). Child Marriage and Its Associations With Controlling Behaviors and Spousal Violence Against Adolescent and Young Women in Pakistan. Journal of Adolscent Health, 55, Issue 6, Pages 804–809,Journal of Adolscent Health, 55, Issue 6, Pages 804–809, Impact factor: 3.75
  8. Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Z Zakar, Shazia Qureshi and Florian Fischer. (2014). Harnessing information technology to improve women’s health information: evidence from Pakistan. BMC Women's Health 2014BMC Women's Health 2014, 14:105, doi:10.1186/1472-6874-14-105,, 14:105, doi:10.1186/1472-6874-14-105, Impact factor: 1.66
  9. Ayisha Bugvi, Rhala Rahat, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer, Muazzam Nasrullah. Riffat Manawar. (2014). Factors associated with non-utilization of child immunization in Pakistan: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07. BMC Public Health, 14:232BMC Public Health, 14:232Impact factor: 2.32

  10. Zakar, R., Zakar, M. Z., & Krämer, A. (2013). Spousal violence and its association with women’s mental health in Pakistan. Health Care for Women International.Impact factor: 0.63.
  11. Zakar, R.,Zakar,  M.Z. , Mikolajczyk, R., & Krämer, A. (2012). Intimate partner violence and its association with women’s reproductive health in Pakistan. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 117(1)10-14.Impact factor: 2.045.
  12. Zakar, R., Zakar, M. Z.,  Hornberg, C., &  Krämer, A. (2012). Coping strategies adopted by pregnant women in Pakistan to resist spousal violence. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 116 (1) 77-78.doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.08.006. Impact factor: 2.045.
  13. Zakar, R., Zakar, M. Z., & Krämer, A. (2011). Primary health care physicians’ response to the victims of spousal violence against women in Pakistan. Health Care for Women International, 32(9), 811-832.Impact factor: 0.63.


  1. Coping Strategies for Addressing Barriers to Immunization of Children in Punjab, Pakistan sponsored by World Health Organization (WHO), Year 2015.
  2. Development of Curricula on Human Rights and Health Equity in Public Health Response sponsored by World Health Organization (WHO), Year 2015.
  3. Qualitative Addendum: Assessment of Management Information Systems in health for stillbirths in Pakistan sponsored by Care International Pakistan (CIP), Year 2014.
  4. Rapid Assessment of Chief Minister’s Health Initiative on Improving for attainment and Realization of MDGs Project, Reduction of Maternal and Infant Mortality sponsored by Technical Resource Fund (TFR), Year 2013.
  5. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) Survey of Adolescents with respect to their health risk behavior of contracting HIV/AIDS in Lahore (Principal Investigator) sponsored by Punjab AIDS Control Program/ Department of Health, Government of the Punjab, Year 2005.
  6. ‘Impact Assessment of Resettlement and Community Health Intervention’, Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project, Wapda, Pakistan sponsored by WAPDA/World Bank, Year 2002.