Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. | Supported by:Ali Turab :::: Developed by:Tajwar Masood
Funded By:Aurat Foundation, Oxfam
Raising her voice is a collection of project, each with its own priorities and approaches that take into account local realities and opportunities.
However, projects focus on four broad ‘clusters’ of activists to network, campaign, and advocate;
Working with public institution and decision-making forums, including traditional structures;
Empowering civil society organizations to achieve poor women’s rights as citizens, through awareness raising, capacity building, and training ; and Disseminating lessons and good practice through innovative media and communication work.
In District Layyah (Punjab) union councilor Aayashaan Mai has taken the lead in her district by exploring the reasons why women do not obtain ID card, and encouraging adult women to register. She discovered that the offices of the National Database Registration Authority are located in far areas, and that there are no segregated registration arrangements for woman, meaning that that they have to have their thumb prints taken by man Aayashaan Mai negotiated with officials to arrange for mobile teams to visit her village. She used loudspeakers at the mosques to publicize the visit and took thumb prints herself. As a result, 390 women were registered and received ID cards for the first time.