Sixtine Jaureguiberry, Karachi, May 2009
Women and Development Association - Wada
An NGO that works to emphasize the intellectual capabilities and contribution of women in the development of society and civilization.
Fahmida Riaz, founded an NGO, by the name of WADA, which in Urdu means a promise. This organization works for peace, for women’s right and human rights, working with the teaching and student community through books and cultural activities. Books of WADA are read all over Pakistan, India and in universities like SOAS, London University where ever there are departments of Women Studies and URDU language
From the outset WADA has worked for promoting gender equality in Pakistan. Our main focus is the student community. WADA work with students of primary and secondary schools and with students of colleges and universities. They also targeted urban and rural women of low income groups.
They organize workshops, talk sessions with groups of women.
Their goal is to emphasize the intellectual capabilities and contribution of women in the development of society and civilization, and for that they have targeted the opinion makers, the educated section of the society, the media and provincial and central administration of Pakistan.