Get inside the writer’s mind

Get inside the writer’s mind

Untapped Role of Creative Expression in Development Work for Social Justice

Kaarvan Crafts Foundation would like to honor, internationally acclaimed social justice day, February 20th. What is social justice? According to UN social justice is the principle to live a peaceful life with one’s neighbors. Many generative themes come under social justice such as gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and culture. Conflict exists everywhere in the […]

Women behind the closed doors

Nobody can disagree with the fact that there can be no family without a woman, no livable house without a woman. May it be the urban or the rural women, they tend to keep the household intact. Their minds can deal with the maintenance of commodities, apportionment of allotted expenses, and regulation of monetary savings. […]

You might be Wrong to Say that Men are Better Decision Makers then Women

Decision making power is a factor that not only separate humans and animals, but it fashions a person’s frame of mind, character and ability to deliver.  However, this decision making aspect always circle a variety of influences before its adaptation, including fundamental values, societal sway, cultural shaping, and neuroscience.  Regrettably, there is another influence formed […]

Movement without Freedom for Women

Recorded history tells us that in early ages, women were considered as inferior sex for being emotion-oriented individuals with lesser physical and mental strengths.  Their freedom was depended on the approval of their fathers, brothers or spouses, and some sort of movement for any reason was escorted by males from their family or otherwise those […]

Why Educate a Woman?

Since the independence, Pakistan has been battling with some major crisis in educational sector especially for women. Poverty, instability, lack of infrastructure and inefficient curriculum are the main reasons of  late progress while ancient traditions on the other hand add up to it from a different angle. In between all this, the women are the […]

No more Domestic Violence: Protection of Women against Violence Bill 2016

It’s been years that we have heard from different governments about bringing immediate reforms to end gender bias, violence and discrimination against women, natheless last year the proceeding government in Punjab passed a bill under the name of “The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act” on 1st March, 2017. The intentions are well stated […]

The Role of Women in Livestock

Livestock farming plays a pivotal role in the family based farming system and has been the backbone of a farmer’s household economy from times immemorial. It is subsistence farming providing sustenance and self sustainability by augmenting agricultural income and ensuring provision of high nutrition food for the whole family in the form of milk, meat […]

What has turned our evident gender crisis to an invisible sentiment!

Living in a theocratic country under the slogan of democratic rule, we have failed to address the deep-rooted extremity of gender inequality that has affected the nation’s growth immensely. The fact that a nation consisting of 100 million women with 50 million women between 15-55 years of age [1] having productivity of virtually zero speaks […]

Women, Freedom and Pakistan

Freedom lies in the unanimity of acceptance, and comprehension of due responsibilities. What binds a person to any cause is his or her personal will but if that choice doesn’t exist, liberty trifles away.   Since becoming a sovereign state, we have been unable to produce an effective social order for the feminine populace of […]

Tales of Grief, Reselience & Bravery

A few weeks ago, I joined Kaarvan Crafts Foundation as a volunteer. I am doing my O levels and decided to take a part in this social enterprise for a purpose during my summer vacations. A few weeks ago, I joined Kaarvan Crafts Foundation as a volunteer. I am doing my O levels and decided to take a part in this social enterprise for a purpose during my summer vacations.

The colors of creative women

It is an undeniable fact that the potential of being creative doesn’t rely on specific gene, gender, or color rather the indispensible milieu of personal growth and recognition of their virtue. An artist delineates the life capering with colors, but what if the brushes are broken in pieces and colors are bleached out? What if […]

Tales of grief, resilience and transformation: Brave women of Kaarvan

The resilient woman: Amtul Hafeez Amtul Hafeez journey with Kaarvan is a story that describes ‘will’ as one of the influential forms of change. She comes from a comparatively progressive family but poverty never left her door. She has three sons and a daughter and she also looks after one daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and her […]

From London to Kaarvan

Four weeks back I joined Kaarvan Crafts Foundation (KFC) as a volunteer, coming all the way from London. I will give a brief introduction about how I got in contact with KCF, my work experience and what I love the most about KCF. I recently completed my B.Sc. in Psychology, Clinical and Cognitive neuroscience at […]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper is a short fictional story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman written in the late 19th century to exemplify how women were considered vulnerable for being a weak gender as it was always a male-dominant society for centuries. Also, how societal perception restricted them to the four walls of domestic life and the changes […]

Tales of grief, resilience and transformation: Brave women of Kaarvan

The resilient woman: Abida Imran Abida is from Bahawalpur region, one of the highly deprived districts of Punjab. Abida’s life story resembles to most of the women in rural areas. She was married young and begun a family. En route, the couple was blessed with four children and shortly financial stability swung to distort as […]

Our pursuit for the idea of equality and empowering women

If we travel back to history, men were always been viewed as strong and more grounded beings while women have been thought to be weaker sex with contrast to men. However, Things rapidly turned around for women in western world when 19th century was confined by opportunity battles and female activism. Women of the west […]

Three Meetings With Mumtaz Arif

Meeting 1 : I met Mumtaz in the winter of ’16 while she was undergoing her skills training at Kaarvan’s Training Institute in Bahawalpur. Of the 50 women I surveyed that day, she stood out. She was a single mother of three children living on the upper floor of her brother’s small house, who did […]

Part 2: Kaarvan Crafts Foundation

Kaarvan Crafts Foundation is non-profit organisation with the main goal to empower women. More than 13,000 women benefited from different programs of the organisation. For me it is a very good experience to work for Kaarvan Craft Foundation because it is my dream to either work for the government, a non-profit organisation or a non-government […]

The Noëmi Diaries – Part 1

Pakistan is featured a lot in the media; both good and bad things. A few years ago, I saw a documentary about a Pakistani shepherd. I could never forget the beautiful landscape and since then, I have had this dream about coming to Pakistan. My only problem was that I was afraid of travelling alone [...]

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LUMS ALUMUNUS LEADS KAARVAN CRAFTS FOUNDATION TO EMPOWER WOMEN ALL OVER PAKISTAN

Seeing BinariesThis short film explores the question of visual representation and cultural binaries through sensorial glimpses of our every day lives. Inspired by Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL) practice of making poetic films that combines aesthetics and ethnography.

Kaarvan is beginning to explore the visual representation of rural women through audiovisual media rather than purely verbal sign systems — we hope to use the visual medium as equalizer for language barriers. Like our partner The British Asian Trust we hope to transform lives through skills development — skills pertaining not only to profession but also communication, critical thinking and conflict transformation skills (turning a problem into an opportunity).

#InternationalDayForRuralWomen #CollectiveThought
#KaarvanCraftsFoundation #PositiveChange

Posted by Kaarvan Crafts Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017

Seeing BinariesThis short film explores the question of visual representation and cultural binaries through sensorial glimpses of our every day lives. Inspired by Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL) practice of making poetic films that combines aesthetics and ethnography.

Kaarvan is beginning to explore the visual representation of rural women through audiovisual media rather than purely verbal sign systems — we hope to use the visual medium as equalizer for language barriers. Like our partner The British Asian Trust we hope to transform lives through skills development — skills pertaining not only to profession but also communication, critical thinking and conflict transformation skills (turning a problem into an opportunity).

#InternationalDayForRuralWomen #CollectiveThought
#KaarvanCraftsFoundation #PositiveChange

Posted by Kaarvan Crafts Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017