English report (662kB) - 32 Pages - July 2013
- The Politics of Our Lives: Raising Women's Voices in the
How can we change the power dynamics that exclude Pakistan women from decision making? How can the barriers that prevent women from exercising their rights as equals to lead, to propose and to call to account be overcome?
Over the past five years, the Raising Her Voice (RHV) programme set out to find practical answers to these questions. In the process, more than 700,000 women in 17 countries have benefitted from the results.
This report looks at the
experiences of the RHV programme in
Working in partnership
with the Aurat Foundation (AF), the RHV programme organized 1,500 women
activists, living and working in their communities, into ‘50 Women Leaders
Groups’ (WLGs) in 30 districts across
As the RHV programme draws to a close, the experiences and achievements of the WLGs, with their strong national partnership and focus of community level activism, contain valuable insights for anybody working to promote women’s political participation and leadership in volatile and complex environments.