1. Breaking the Silence Campaign- From Shame to Pride in Pakistan
We are very proud and honored to share this news with our family at World Pulse that we are going to launch ‘Breaking the Silence Campaign 2015- from Shame to Pride in Pakistan.’
Thanks to World Pulse for giving us a chance to me meet the brave, Ch Urmila from India, who is working to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene not only in India, but around the world. A majority of women in Pakistan still feel shame during their menstrual cycle. Many women hide or run away from home during their period every month, leaving them in unsanitary and unhealthy positions.
Our global Sister Urmila has taken on this project in order to change the mindsets of the community and we are proud to stand with her. With this partnership we hope to spread factual scientific information and change the negative stigma behind periods. We will teach women it is a natural occurrence and how they can stay clean and healthy through it.
2. A new Collaboration-” Transformation Through Colors” from USA to Pakistan
We are happy to announce that Malee Kenworthy of Portland, Oregon has volunteered her time to teach our students art via Skype. Her favorite medium is acrylic, but she is willing to help us learn with any materials. Art classes in schools have many proven positive benefits including enhanced creativity, motor skills development, confidence, perseverance, focus and collaboration.
4. Sister Zeph Spoke to the World Summit on Information Society Geneva Switzerland
Sister Zeph founder of Zephaniah Women Education and Empowerment Foundation, who started her work as a child activist, spoke to the World Summit on information Society on 25th of May-2015.
She not only highlighted the issues of women in Pakistan, but urged the Government and IT sector to get women access to the digital technology because this is a fastest way to empower women.
5. Our Collaboration with IKAN Technical Training Institute to give Free Skills Training to the men
We are very happy to announce our collaboration with the IKAN Technical Training Institute Which is working in Pakistan with the partnership of UK aid and Skills Development Fun of the Punjab Pakistan.
Sister Zeph has been selected as a Coordinator to recruit boys from seven major cities of the Punjab province who will be given free technical training by the IKAN International.
By doing this project our goal is to make men skilled so that they can get jobs and will not have to sit idle at home because there are many problems which are being created for women by men, who are not earning anything and they have no self confidence when a man earns and has everything to live a good life, he will meet to the people of different point of view, he will see women working in the different organization and being respected for this, he will also start respecting women and will realize that women can do everything and that men and women are equal in every aspect, so we are going to this project to play our role to bring equality in our society.