|IWHC in Pakistan|
Aahung: Multiplying Its Impact
In Pakistan, IWHC supports Aahung, a sexual health resource center based in Karachi. Since its inception in 1995, Aahung's mission has evolved based on one important and simple idea: Community institutions like government bodies, schools, and health clinics can reach far more people with sexual health information and services than Aahung can on its own. Aahung provides these institutions with the motivation and training to do so. Read more>>
A Woman Changing the World: A Conversation with Aahung Director Rahal Saeed
On a visit to New York in the spring of 2007, Rahal Saeed describes what Aahung is doing to promote and protect the health and rights of women and young people in Pakistan, and increasingly, at a global level. "Globally, not just in Pakistan, women provide a great example. I really believe women are changing the world." Read more>>
IWHC Young Visionary: Fatima Haider
Around the globe, young women are mobilizing and making their voices heard. The women profiled in IWHC's Young Visionaries series are at the forefront of that movement. Although each one has a unique story and voice, they are connected by their common vision for a more equitable world.
Fatima Haider, 27, is the Program Manager at Aahung. She completed her Bachelors degree in Biology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY (2002). As she says, "My initial struggle for women's and young people's rights started with my own personal commitment to ensuring for girls the same opportunities usually provided only to boys in my society." Read more>>