Rutgers Pakistan organized the SRHR Operational Research (OR) Symposium (What young people want, What young people need in Pakistan) on 16th November 2015 in collaboration with Bahria University Karachi Campus, PME Core Group & ASK Youth Empowerment Alliance (YEA) Pakistan. This OR symposium was first of its kind in Pakistan which brought together senior and young researchers, consultants, academia and development practitioners to identify promising practices and enabling factors for youth participation in the ASK program.
YOU(TH) Do IT! is a project within the ASK programme. YOU(TH) Do IT! is a platform which provides information, courses and tools for youth to become well-informed leaders of the future! You(th) can enrich their knowledge and skills on human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, meaningful youth participation, youth friendly services, advocacy, awareness raising and leadership.
Young people are working towards making a difference to provide access to services and knowledge on SRHR to their peers. They are advocating through different channels; media, theatres, community awareness and reaching out to policy makers for their rights. Young and In control encapsulates the efforts of young people under ASK program.
The objective of the visit was to compile a report which highlights the efforts and initiatives of young people in SRHR domain. This video was shot in the central Amsterdam to inspire other young people and relevant stakeholders of the community regarding their work on SRHR.
The second Youth ASK Leadership Conclave ended here in Islamabad with the resolve by the young leaders to continue working with the policy makers for the realization of their reproductive health rights. The conference was organized by Rutgers WPF Pakistan and part of ASK Initiative.
The aim of this conclave was to bring together youth who are actively engaged in promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in their respective areas to form an extensive Alliance that will advocate for the sexual and reproductive health rights of the young people at all appropriate forums.
She flits from car to car, asking for alms and bestowing blessings when she receives a fiver. If you saw her in the bazaar, chances are that you’d ignore her or walk right past her.
Those who identify as members of the third gender aren’t completely accepted by society. Despite winning a legal acceptance, social stigmas still hamper complete societal assimilation.
Gender is amongst most debated issues of the 20th century. Since long, tiring efforts have been made to address the gender issues specifically the issue of gender inequality. Historically, gender movements got pace in late 1960’s and compelled policy makers to align gender issues in policy initiatives. So that such grievances would come to an end that is outcome of gender biased initiatives. With the passage of time and by infusion of technology, it was assumed that gender inequality would reduce. Unfortunately inappropriate infusion of technology failed to reduce disparity gaps among gender but also causes to increase gender inequality.
The harassment after harassment is by far the most debilitating. Knowing this as a mere fact is one thing, yet understanding the gravity of it is an entirely different thing. To aid us in this process, Himani Auplish has created a series of 5 artworks, which accurately explain the societal reactions and stereotypical notions associated with sexual harassment.
In episode 2 of the web comic “This Thing Called ‘Private’“, its Mummy’s turn to field the tough questions. Can she talk what Daddy could not?
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