Kaarvan fully embodies its Persian name, which means in the
pursuit of people
Kaarvan strives to create a world of cooperation and collaboration where
men and women stand side by side as equal participants.
More interrogation of our societies, our relationships,
our lives and imagine / create a new way of being and living.
Keeping The Kalasha Spirit Alive With UNESCO
Craft Sector Trainings in Kalasha Valleys funded by SDC in collaboration with UNESCO and Kaarvan Crafts Foundation carried out design aesthetics handicraft workshops with objective to enhance skills, aesthetics, and introduce market linkages to Kalasha artisans.
Social Justice Week Rural Women And Fellow Change Makers
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.
Image Of Public Spaces And Human Rights Workshop At Lums
Kaarvan &LUMS’s society Hum-Aahang collaborated and discussed the interaction between public spaces and human rights. How do we, THE CITIZENS, utilize, transform and reclaim spaces in our daily lives? What are the commonalities and differences of “claiming” space in urban & rural areas?
Aanganpk.com, A Digital E-Commerce Platform
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!
Women Economic Empowerment Program
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.
Bending Gender Rules
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?
Celebrated International Rural Women’s Day
Bridging the distance between urban and rural women through creative workshops held at multiple institutions such as Training Institute in Kasur, BNU and LUMS. Mainstreaming a gender perspective through radio, social media engagement and press releases.
Expanding Market Participation Digitally With British Asian Trust
Building on top of previous learnings of market linkage interventions. Working with British Asian Trust to help identify learnings of what works and what does not work at regional and international level of development work.
Learning, Unlocking, Accessing The Market
In collaboration with the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, the Market Linkages project has turned out to be extremely successful in giving the women an opportunity to sell to high quality markets. This has led to talented women capturing market shares in the apparel industry.