Girls on Wheel - A Road to Women Empowerment:
Independent mobility of women is big issue in Pakistan. Riding bike for women is considered as taboo. Working Women and girl students rely on either male family members or poor public transport infrastructure to commute. When they tend to use public transport, they no longer feel safe there due to public harassment.
So, under its on-going program, “Women’s Voice & Leadership – Pakistan”, WISE initiated “Girls on Wheels” in 2021 to empower young girls and women and help provide them independent mode of transport to work or just learning a life-skill. To start with we have provided 3 scootees plus training to our three staff members. They are quite happy with this newfound freedom of movement. In view of the rising demand from community, a rotational policy has been devised in this regard to provide this opportunity to other women staff members and community activists.