The WELDD workshops saw quite the impact in Pakistan. Women who had participated in the programme saw their feminist capacity strengthened to new heights, bringing resounding change in the society around them in various parts of northern Pakistan. From local protests to personal advocacy to conflict resolution, these women were able to stand up and make their voices heard.
‘This workshop was so inspiring and opened my mind. It will help me be a better trainer, and a better lawyer. As my country goes through war, we need this free space and international support to further our work.’
This May, eight women from WELDD partner projects from Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria took part in an intensive two-week advocacy programme hosted by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).