Visual Media

A silent revolution is underway deep inside Sindh province; one that is turning the fortunes of local artisans around. World renowned for their aesthetic mastery, Sindhi women artisans are now seeing their intricately crafted products showcased at one of the top fashion platforms in the country.

“From the Desert to the Ramp” is a short documentary developed by Community World Service Asia and PLUM Media Tank  with support from the Danish Centre of Culture and Development showcasing the transformative journey of rural artisan women becoming the hands and heart of an urban fashion brand.

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Every year on 10th December International Humans Rights Day is celebrated all over worldwide to increase the awareness of rights for all humans.

This year Community World Service Asia Stands for the health rights of women and children on 10th December.

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The Communications Office organized a two-day training on Photography and Videography to enhance staff capacity building this October in Sindh. Community World Service Asia staff from Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Jhudo and Umerkot participated in this interactive workshop. A total of 24 staff participated in the training.

The International Rural Women Day was observed to honor the rural women who make up ¼ of the world’s population. Improving the working conditions of rural women, and recognizing the important role they play in society is an important step in the sustainability of the system. Community World Service Asia is proud to be supporting the spirited rural women of Interior Sindh since 2012. Our aim is to support rural women by strengthening their livelihoods, while managing risks and creating opportunities at the same time.

Watch the video to hear Mahrukh’s phenomenal story about her enterprise

As part of the Girls Education Projects in Afghanistan, skills based classes along with the regular curriculum are added to the school routine. Through this component of the project, 60 skills based classes on topics such as role playing, painting, drawing, hand embroidery, health & hygiene, glass painting, stitching and dyeing are conducted in project participating schools per year. This gives girls a chance to learn different skills and also empowers them economically in their future lives. Activities such as debates, speech delivery, and participating in school level competitions, which are also part of this component of the project, helps build the confidence and self-esteem of these young school-going girls in the Nangarhar and Laghman provinces of Afghanistan.

This is not the original name. The student’s name has been changed to protect the participant’s confidentiality.

For the second consecutive year, an extreme heat wave has hit South Asia. To prevent the loss of lives, we have been working towards spreading awareness via social media and radio. Our health centers running in various parts of Sindh have been equipped to provide immediate care to those suffering from heat-related illnesses. In this video message, we would like to appeal to our partners and donors to support us further as we continue to save lives of the vulnerable.

Thank you to the support of all our international partners who have helped launch the response to this life threatening natural calamity! Y Care International The United Methodist Church Church of Scotland CWS Start Network UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief

Community women are presenting a role-play on vote casting

David Smith, Regional Representative, DCA SARO & Rita Dhakal Jayasawal, Head of Humanitarian DCA SARO, distributing shields for the Best Activist to Ms. Sher Bano as part of the International Rural Women’s Day celebrations

Children from village Phul Jakhro take part in the role-play on children’s education

Ms. Mital delivering her comments on International Rural Women’s Day and welcoming guests and the community members

A role-play on the awareness of child marriages performed by the community women and children