WoW - Women on Wheels
WoW aims to peacefully reclaim public space for the active participation of women in public spaces without fear of violence, harassment or backlash.
The project includes free motorbike riding training, safety and empowerment workshops, development of a women’s safety app, and specialized sessions with potential employers in order to create a viable economic ecosystem for participants
Our goal is to train 500,000 women by 2025 by creating a self-sustainable economic ecosystem mainstreaming women’s mobility and participation the formal economy of Pakistan
Women trained in Punjab from 2016 - 2018
Women trained in Karachi alone in the year 2019-2020.
Subsidized motorbikes distributed to women in Punjab across 5 districts.
Of Women employed through WoW in areas of logistics, food delivery, sales representatives.
Of our WoW trainees have cited a decrease in harassment since they have started to drive their own motorbikes.
Of WoW Trainees have cited an improvement in their self esteem and self confidence.
250,000 Training for women to learn how to ride motorbikes by 2025.
Violence Against Women Center
The innovative Violence Against Women Center offers a unique solution across the whole of South Asia regarding effective justice delivery mechanisms for survivors of gender based violence. VAWC offers a 24 hour service along with a toll free helpline which ensures GBV survivors have access to all justice delivery mechanisms such as Police, Medico-legal facilities, Psychologists, Prosecutors as well as Mediation. The first Center was established in Multan with an aim to expand these centers across all 36 districts of Punjab. Recently the Government of Sindh has also shown keen interest in the establishment of VAWC in Sindh in collaboration with UNWomen