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In response to the abysmal state of public toilets in the country, the Salman Sufi Foundation (SSF) has launched a new project aimed at benefiting pedestrians, especially women, who do not have access to clean or safe public toilets in Pakistan.
AT a recent gathering at Parliament House, speakers highlighted Pakistan’s challenges with regard to sanitation — particularly the lack of toilets, clean hygiene practices and waste management which gives rise to a host of illnesses and infections in the population
One of the things that the global coronavirus pandemic has taught community members is to aid those in greater need than themselves. In Pakistan, where people who’ve contracted COVID-19 numbers more than 1,408, as per the latest World Health Organization figures, the ones who need most help are daily wage earners who are suffering as a result of the stuttering economy and innumerable lockdowns.
Recently, a Unicef warning announced that an alarming 41 million people in Pakistan lack access to adequate toilets; forcing them to defecate in public. Pakistan is in fact the third largest country, behind India and Indonesia, where people are forced to defecate in the open.
LAHORE: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Saturday between Lahore Municipal Corporation and the Salman Sufi Foundation (SSF) to build public toilet containers across the city as part of the foundation’s ‘Saaf Bath’ initiative.
LAHORE:On Thursday, amidst the growing concern about coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan, the Salman Sufi Foundation has launched its ‘#StepUp’ project which aims to connect families with the producers/companies of essential items that may not be available in the market due to scarcity and hoarding concerns
‘Women on Wheels’ rally awestrucks Lahore in bid to reclaim public mobility and independence for women
LAHORE: The famed city of gardens on Sunday was lit up with dozens of women taking to Lahore’s roads in the ‘Women on Wheels’ march that bids to reclaim public spaces and independence for women.
LAHORE: The project Women on Wheel (WoW) eventually turned out to be “Women, their brothers and fathers on Wheels”, as the majority of those who were given wheels (motorbikes) didn’t know how to even start a motorbike, let alone ride it.
LAHORE: Around 700 women were handed over keys of motorcycles under a project of the Chief Minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit (SRU) at an event held at Alhamra on Sunday.
It is not uncommon to see women on motorcycles in Pakistan -- but usually they are perched in the dangerous side saddle position behind a male driver
LAHORE: Dozens of women swarmed the city's roads Sunday evening as they rode motorcycles as part of the 'Women on Wheels Scheme' rally, which aimed to further the cause of women's independence.
(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) Lahore, May 14 (GeoTV): Dozens of women swarmed Lahore's roads Sunday evening as they rode motorcycles as part of the ‘Women on Wheels Scheme' rally, which aimed to further the cause of women's independence.
There is very little difference between Pakistani women and women who are crippled. A philosopher once articulated that cripples can’t move because they can’t, but “an able-bodied person who doesn’t move” will also remain “exactly where they are.” Just like the person with a disability, social practices and material infrastructures only create mobility problems for women.
Perched proudly on their new pink motorcycles, the recruits take to the road, the latest batch of women to demolish boundaries set for them by men in Pakistan. It is not uncommon to see women on motorcycles in Pakistan – but usually they are in the dangerous side-saddle position behind a male rider and, often, several other passengers.
LAHORE: As part of the Women on Wheels (WOW) project, motorbikes will be given to 300 women at Al Hamra Hall on Sunday. These women have been imparted with necessary driving skills and after receiving their vehicles they will ride them in the form of a group on the Mall Road.
SEVEN hundred women have been given free Honda CD-70s as part of the Women on Wheels movement in Pakistan. The collaboration with Lahore’s Transport Department, Bank of Punjab and Honda Atlas, Punjab Excise Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman handed over the keys in Lahore.
LAHORE: Chief Minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit’s Women-on-Wheel Motorbike Subsidy Scheme is going to launch distribution of motorbikes in Faisalabad today (Tuesday). Strategic Reforms Unit Director General Salman Sufi said in a statement, “Women-on-Wheels campaign is creating a strong wave in society pertaining to women’s mobility and access to public spaces.
Perched proudly on their brand new pink motorcycles, the recruits take to the road, the latest batch of women to demolish boundaries set for them by men in Pakistan. It is not uncommon to see women on motorcycles in Pakistan -- but usually they are seated in the dangerous side-saddle position behind a male driver and, often, several other passengers.