The campaign, which hopes to empower women by improving their access to mobility, was launched in city on Sunday.
After a successful run in Punjab, the Women on Wheels campaign has landed in Karachi, with it’s launch on Sunday. The programme – which empowers women by improving their access to mobility – provides subsidised motorbikes for women, as well as training and road safety lessons and networking opportunities.
Salman Sufi, who introduced the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016 and South Asia’s first Violence Against Women Centre, says he is launching the Karachi programme for WOW in a private capacity.
According to Sufi, the bulk of Pakistan’s female population heavily relies on either a male family member or a poor public transport infrastructure to get from one place to another. And as he’s said, this should not be the case.