A short film of 20 minutes “Rehnuma” was shown to the participants based on the life of the Mr. Omar Asghar Khan (Late) and his struggles for the vulnerable people of Pakistan.Subsequent to the film Ms. Rashida Dohad briefed the participants in relation to the role of leadership of the Omar Asghar Khan (Late) in detail and also how he united the citizens across Pakistan for the fundamental rights.Later on the participants visited Omar Asghar Khan's grave and offered Dua.
A three day training was held on Social Accountability in which the whole staff participated at Islamabad office.The training helped the staff to become more familiar with evolution of social accountability and its approaches.Staff learnt how to use tools like scorecards,user observation checklist,photo-voice etc.Various case studies were analysed by the staff to identify a problem and make an action plan against that.
On 21 May, 2017 chehlum Dua of Mashal was held in his native village Zaida Swabi. In which Omar Asghar Khan Foundation team including Ms. Rashida Dohad, Mr. Hassan Ali, Mr. Riaz Khan, Mr. Mumtaz Rafique and Ms. Attia Asad Participated. Team visited Mashal's grave offered prayers and laid floral wreath for student who was brutally murdered over blasphemy allegations. A Quran Khwani was also held at Mashal's house, where his family members had gathered…
At the request of Miss Sara Kamal Bajwa the teacher of 'Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance' Bahria University Islamabad, the Foundation hosted a discussion to share its experiences in ensuring DRR measures a re pro-women in Foundation's office Islamabad on 20 April 2017. Miss Sara Kamal Bajwa along with about 16 students participated in the discussion. Foundation team consisted on Miss Rashida Dohad, Mohsin Ali and Shah Faisal. The purpose of this discussion to introduced…
Using its strong roots within rural communities and its in-house technical expertise, the Foundation constructs or repairs gravity-flow supply schemes to provide drinking water in some of the poorest villages in the mountainous regions of Abbottabad. The workload of women was reduced as without supply mechanisms they were forced to walk for several hours to fetch water for domestic use.
Poetry, music and theater was used to popularize alternate narratives to extremism.
The Foundation’s recommendations to assist Pakistan achieve better compliance of Cedaw General Recommendation #30 was endorsed by activists from across the province. This effort was appreciated by Ms. Meraj Humayun Khan, the Chairperson of the Women Parliamentary Caucus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Foundation helped Aman Ittehad (United for Peace) to review the National Action Plan to counter terror, and recommend ways to strengthen it.
Awaz-e-Niswan: the Foundation is bringing together young female students and community women leaders in districts Abbottabad and Haripur, and assisting them in increasing their political participation.