A weeklong of interactive workshops was held at 5 districts of Punjab: Gujranwala, Nankana Sahib, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Bahawalpur — a great gathering of change makers as Punjab Commission on the Status of Women and Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan also joined us alongside women artisans — as we discussed the idea of justice, fairness, inclusivity and participation through interactive activities with rural women.
Eighty Pakistani female artisans from far-flung villages of Lahore, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Lodhran, Multan Kasur, Gujranwala, Nankana, Sheikhupura are tap ping into opportunities and global economy via Aanganpk.com. Kaarvan Crafts Foundation and Samsung are taking technology to the grassroots!
Skills enhancement trainings of 1320 women, while 60 Micro-Entrepreneurs have been trained in both conventional and digital market linkages via collective learning workshops where field experts from relevant organizations come address rural communities’ challenges and opportunities of scaling-up.
Kaarvan collaborated with Aitchison College in their annual 2017 Art Fest using art as medium for creative expression and social awareness regarding gender responsibility. Through the informal set-up of photo-booth and a giant paper scroll spread across the table – the prompt asked participants: If you could bend a gender rule…what would you do?