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'Saaf Bath' initiative to set up portable public toilets catering especially to women
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
Coronavirus: Pakistan's #StepUp campaign gets food packets to those in need
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.
The dirty truth: 41 million Pakistanis without toilets
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.
Accord signed to establish public toilets across Lahore
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.
Easy rider: Motorcycles help Pakistani women bypass harassment
Programme promotes women's mobility and economic empowerment with a private alternative to public transport.
Project to connect people to companies
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
Pakistan's Salman Sufi works towards women empowerment
Women on Wheels programme, Violence Against Women Centers among reforms introduced
‘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.
Women on Wheels’ Initiative Welcomed as Move to Empower Women
LAHORE: Through a project of CM Punjab’s Strategic Reform Unit (SRU), 700 bikes were given to women under ‘Women on Wheels’ Scheme.
Women, brothers and fathers on wheels
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.
700 women handed over bike keys under Women on Wheels
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.
Women motorcyclists ditch the side saddle in Pakistan
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
Women on Wheels' surprise Lahore in move for independence, mobility
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.
'Women on Wheels' storm Lahore's streets
(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.
Meesha Shafi rides with women at the WOW rally
Meesha Shafi on Sunday mocked her haters while participating at the Women on Wheels rally in Lahore by asking, “Did somebody say I fled to Canada?”
Women on Wheels’ Initiative Welcomed as Move to Empower Women
LAHORE: Through a project of CM Punjab’s Strategic Reform Unit (SRU), 700 bikes were given to women under ‘Women on Wheels’ Scheme
Women deserve wheels — and safe places to go
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.
Women take to the road on motorbikes
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.
300 women to get motorbikes today as part of Women on Wheels project
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.
700 WOMEN GIVEN FREE BIKES DURING WOMEN ON WHEELS RALLY
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.
Women take to theWomen-on-Wheel bikes to be distributed in Faisalabad today road on motorbikes
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.
PHOTOS: Women motorcyclists ditch the side-saddle in Pakistan
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.