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Total funding goal: $5,000

Total funding to date: $5,000

Remaining goal: $0

Total Donors: 2

Connecther

Connecther matches donors with projects that are providing services to women and children in their quest for self-reliance.

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Project start date: 11/30/1999

Project completion date: 11/30/1999

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General Status Update

Date: 12/10/2015

Workshop attended by 73 women

I've been making films on the convergence between women and environmental issues since I was 15. It is well documented that women suffer disproportionately because of climate change, mainly because of their dependance on natural resources. Visiting areas like Multan, Chakwal and Mardan I've realized the magnitude of the issue, in the form of a tragic loss of oppoView More

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Milestone Objective

Date: 10/19/2015

First Workshop a Huge Success!

The aim of these workshops is to train 5000 rural women in rainwater harvesting in semi arid and arid regions of Pakistan!  Our first workshop in September 2015 was attended by 67 women and 5 men where Sarah Khan was able to explain all the methods in detail and then screen the pashto version of her film, "The Ripple Effect"View More

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Milestone Objective

Date: 10/19/2015

Harvesting Hope - GITW - Green IS runner up 2014

The World Health Organization (1992) reported that roughly 3 million pesticide poisonings occurred annually, and women suffered disproportionately. In many countries cotton picking is done exclusively by women, and my film highlights the health implications of chemical pesticides on them, and its unacceptable damage to the environment, to which rural women are inView More

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Environmental Workshops for Women in Rural Pakistan



Islamabad, Pakistan

A workshop aimed at promoting environmentally friendly activities and lifestyle for limited income women in rural settings.  We'll teach simple and affordable activities the women can do at home, such as making composts, organic farming and rainwater harvesting.


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Project Milestones

The first workshop will be at a village called Mardan and the next two villages are yet to be decided. Encouraged by the impact of Sarah Khan's films for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival (GITW), an initiative of Connecther, Sarah will use her films as tools for advocacy and use them to educate as many women as possible through these workshops in different regions of Pakistan. GITW is a unique film festival in how it focuses on solutions, and since Pakistan is one of the country's affected most by the effects of climate change, Sarah thinks it's critical to start raising awareness about simple solutions like the ones she has highlighted in her films.


Sarah Khan will also have the opportunity to discuss the workshops at the Asian Development Bank Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice in Kathmandu during a session on water that she was invited to attend!  She has been effective in using her films to influence environmental policy on an international level and the workshops will further this goal. 


Background

Sarah Khan and her team are running a workshop aimed at promoting environmentally friendly activities and lifestyle for limited income women in rural settings.  We'll teach simple and affordable activities the women can do at home, such as making composts, organic farming and rainwater harvesting. Sarah will be leading the workshop, using her GITW films, slideshows and pamphlets as part of the workshop, and during the workshop. 



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