Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation
Purple - The Color of Change (URDU, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
Purple – the Color of Change is an upcoming documentary that showcases the social revolution led by women slowly arising in Pakistan. Directed by Gulnar Tabbassum for Shirkat Gah - Women's Resource Centre, the documentary follows these women as they narrate their struggle for equal rights by challenging values and norms rooted deeply in patriarchal structures and mindsets. The women leaders and feminists narrate the experiences they have endured for raising their voice against injustice and bringing forth many inhuman manifestations of patriarchy. The promo captures the spirit of the film. The film will be released in Pakistan and abroad in November, 2015. It has also been sent to a few international documentary film festivals.
The women leaders in the documentary were trained under Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation (WELDD), a programme spearheaded by Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre. The programme’s mission is to support women’s empowerment and to boost capacity to challenge inequality worldwide by nurturing women’s leadership, and developing women leadership, advocating for gender-equitable, pluralistic societies and states. Other focus areas of the programme include helping women assuming leadership roles in Peace and Reconstruction efforts, helping both men and women to reject cultural justifications for violence against women and strengthening women to lead actions to achieve greater control over agricultural resources including farmland, and have decent work.