Syeda Aisha Furrukh

Dissertation Project

Women Workers in a Globalised World - An Analysis of Social Human Rights and Core Labour Standards in Textile Sector in Pakistan

The project encloses a qualitative research study on conditions, position and treatment of women workers in textile industry in Pakistan. Another focus of this research is to understand the fine line between cultural differences after internationalisation. There is a need to identify the practices of working culture and then relate them to how actors feel, think, and react in different settings. In order to understand the right to work, education, healthcare and social security we have to figure out the complexity of social human rights, their political, legal and normative implications, as well as their social and cultural preconditions and consequences. Hereby the subjective experiences of women, their vulnerability and the analysis of the relationship between globalized, Universalist standards and local contexts play an important role.

Prof. Dr. Angelika Poferl


Syeda Aisha Furrukh
Hochschule Fulda
Fachbereich SK
Promotionskolleg Soziale Menschenrechte
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda

Research Interests
There is a deep gap between human rights standards and the social reality in which women live. In human rights discourse, women have always been among the most vulnerable groups. A central question of my research is the importance of social human rights and the associated validity in specific local contexts. My interest in research is to examine the specific vulnerability of women from a human rights perspective, using the example of Pakistani workers, and to understand them in their social, cultural, political and normative conditions.



DAAD-Prize 2015 for outstanding achievements of foreign students of the

Hochschule Fulda, University of Applied Sciences


10/2013 – 07/ 2015

Graduation: Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and European Studies ICEUS (M.A.)

7/2004 – 10/2004

Aaj TV, Karachi / Pakistan

Professional training as a Copy Editor, International News Desk

01/2002 – 12/2002

University of Karachi-Pakistan
Graduation: M.A. Mass Communication

01/1999 – 12/2001

University of Karachi-Pakistan

Graduation: B.A. Hons. Mass Communication

01/1995 – 12/1998

Karachi Board of Education, Karachi / Pakistan

01/1997 – 12/1998

Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Graduation: Higher School Certificate (H.Sc)

01/1995 – 12/1996   

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Graduation: Secondary School Certificate (S.Sc)


Work Experience

since 09/2015

Project Manager

International Office, Hochschule Fulda

Pre-Study Program and

Establishment of a buddy program for students with migration background

Marketing Media Support

Film Projects


Establishing Photo Archive

since 10/2015


Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Hochschule Fulda

Bachelor-Studies BASIB, Module 15c, „Globalization and sustainable development“. Seminar under the title of „Labour Union and Women’s’ Participation. Views from Asia”

Bachelor-Studies BASIB, Module 10,“World Language and Language Contact”

"Presentations in English: Public Speaking Skills" B2 Certification Level

since 10/2013

English Speaking Trainer/Freelance

Macfarlane Training Services GmbH & Co.KG, Tübingen

Educom GmbH, München

09/2013 - 07/2015

Assistant Marketing and Research

Department of Communication, Hochschule Fulda

04/2014 – 03/2015

Qualified Peer-Consultant  

Writing Center (Schreibwerkstatt), Hochschule Fulda

02/2015 – 08/2015

Documentary Director

Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Hochschule Fulda

Title: Aid or Trade?

EU GSP Plus Scheme and Textile Industry in Pakistan