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Women Comes out on wheels in Karachi - Blog by Ramiz Ansari

Women Comes out on wheels in Karachi

Women on Wheels, a programme focused on resolving women’s mobility woes, launched in Karachi later this Sunday at Frere Hall. The initiative by the Salman Sufi Foundation aimed to provide training to 10,000 women by International Day for Women in March.

Women were seen on motor-bikes, the idea of this imitative was to create inclusive space for women on roads as well as training and road safety lessons and networking opportunities.

Salman Sufi, the who heads the project, told a private news agency that “Our foundation aims to bring about the same change in Sindh,” he said, adding that the response in Karachi to his initiative was beyond his expectations.

“Within hours of announcing the initiative we had received 6,000 applications. And more are pouring in,” he said.

WOW was supported by Sindh Govt and Sindh Govt’s Deputy Speaker Sheela Raza was also present at the event.

Sheehla Raza at Women on Wheels event.

Salman Sufi also tweeted a picture of father that was seen with his little daughter at the event.

This initiative was lauded by the women of Karachi while some people opposed the idea of the event quoting that such event are just publicity stunt for foundations.

What do your think about this initiative? let us know in comments below.

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