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Rakhshinda Parveen

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2005

Pakistan

Rakhsinda Parveen is bringing about gender equality awareness in Pakistan by creating opportunities for men and women to reject traditional discriminatory practices and develop new inclusive attitudes. In doing so, she is encouraging respectful, loving relationships and combating violence against...

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Aysha Saifuddin

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2007

Pakistan

As microfinance has become more readily available, many women in rural and suburban areas of Pakistan have started to earn incomes, but social norms and taboos serve to restrict their access to markets. Aysha Saifuddin is creating production houses for women and providing foothold access to national...

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Abdul Wadood

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2003

Pakistan

Abdul Wadood is reaching the poorest third of Pakistan's population with nonfinancial services that he has adapted from existing poverty alleviation models. His aggressive expansion plan relies on engaged young people in poor communities. Eventually, he plans to link them in a national effort that...

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Abdul Qadir

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2008

Pakistan

Abdul Qadir is bringing new solutions to the skyrocketing road accidents that injure, kill, and permanently disable tens of thousands of victims each year, many of them children. He is doing so by building a coalition of support to educate the public about road safety, improve emergency response...

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Ra'ana Mahmood

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2004

Pakistan

Ra’ana Mahmood formed the Geriatric Care Foundation (GCF) of Pakistan to promote the welfare and well-being of the elderly and help meet the changing medical, legal, and social needs of senior citizens in Pakistan.

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Abdul Hakim Khoso

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1998

Pakistan

Abdul Hakim Khoso is organizing small farmers to ensure that they have the right to access irrigated water from Pakistan's vast system of canals.

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Izhar Hussain Awan

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2008

Pakistan

In a country where physical disability is deeply misunderstood, Izhar Hussain Awan is creating opportunities for the disabled to attend school, learn vocational skills, gain access to medical services, and no longer be marginalized as second class citizens. Izhar joins the blind, deaf, dumb, and...

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Ali Raza Khan

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2005

Pakistan

Ali is building a national youth service movement by enabling young people to launch their own community-based ventures. This approach provides personal development opportunities for at-risk, socially excluded and hard-to-reach young people, while at the same time sparking social and economical...

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Hazer Gul

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2010

Pakistan

Hazer Gul is eliminating the system of bonded labor in the cottage industry sector of Pakistan. Starting with the weaver community in Swat, Hazer is establishing rights awareness, collective power, education, and is integrating informal workers as key players in the economy. Rather than demonize the...

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Lal Jan

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2003

Pakistan

By focusing on what he sees as a critical group–young leaders in Pakistan's emerging, rural middle class–Lal Jan is returning control of rural development practices to local people to build consensus, design plans, and allocate resources according to the will of the people rather than to the...

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