Voices from the Field: Unheard Stories from Women in Pakistan
As part of the University of Central Asia’s cooperative education programme, UCA undergraduate students, Aqila Hassanzada and Khizer Zakir, worked as Research Interns at the Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) in Pakistan in July 2018. On a field visit to Sindh (Pakistan) they conducted interviews to better understand the role of RSPN in the lives of poor communities.
Their report was published in February 2019 and demonstrates the effectiveness of the interventions by RSPN in local communities. The report presents findings that social mobilisation is dominant in all the interventions, and acts as a catalyst for women’s social, economic and political empowerment. Through a series of case studies, the report is an account of the socio-economic condition of families, and provides a voice for community members. Read the full report.
“We are grateful for having this opportunity and really appreciate UCA’s Cooperative Education programme for providing us with this opportunity to conduct research,” said Aqila Hassanzada