Greetings from WAR, Karachi! I hope you're doing well. I thought I'd drop you a congratulatory email on Uks' report on media reporting of rape in Pakistan. I think it's come at a critical time when we are all using social media to spread the word and make a difference. I will have your report posted on our website as well, for the benefit of those researching VAW (Violence Against Women) in Pakistan. Wishing you all the best and many successes in the future.
Director War Against Rape (WAR), Karachi
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Head of social investment ML Resources
Your guide book for best practices must be complemented by a well rounded advocacy effort in the form of constant interaction with the radio representatives, training, and creative exchange.
I wish you good luck with your endeavours. I do look forward for a session to exchange information and thoughts on the feedback of your efforts.
Ms. Sherry Rehman
Minister for Information and Broadcast
Uks has done a tremendous and commendable job in highlighting the importance of radio and how this form of media can serve to highlight gender sensitive programming by promoting women’s issues, based on the concept of media advocacy as a central strategy for raising public awareness and sensitization.
I congratulate Uks and its team for undertaking and accomplishing this task with dedication and commitment , and I hope more efforts of this kind will be made in future to carry forward the good work done already in the common interest of the people of our country.
Prof. Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan
Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University,Rawalpindi
I am delighted that a network for women in media is taking root in Pakistan! Panos Pakistan supports this effort whole-heartedly because in the course of our work, which is to work with and through the media to improve coverage of critical development issues, we have found a disappointing lack of women in general and in particular in the upper echelons of the media industry. There needs to be more women managing media in Pakistan, and indeed in the regions, and we hope this effort by Uks will provide a much needed platform for Pakistan’s media women to make themselves seen and heard.
Country Director, PANOS South Asia-Pakistan
Many congratulations on your timely new initiative to set up a Women's Media network in Pakistan. Uks has already done such good work in highlighting issues of bias in the portrayal of women in the media and with wider participation and support, which the network should provide, we hope you will become a more powerful voice for change. The Media South Asia network wishes you the best of luck with the project.
Dr. David Page
IDS-Sussex University, England
Good to hear about Uks' new initiative to launch the Pakistani Women's Media Network. All the best … it is really lovely to see all of you playing such an active role in your countries and organizations. Women need to come together on such platforms. That's what SANGAT has been advocating in the South Asian region.
Co-founder and President, SANGAT
Uks network of media women coming together to exchange professional experiences and common concerns will strengthen the voices of women as well protect their right to freedom of expression.
The IAWRT India Chapter supports this timely effort to affirm life and diversity and wishes Uks success in its endeavor.
Managing Trustee, India Chapter, International Association of Women in Radio and Television
Fragments brought together consolidate the substance. Wish you all the best for undertaking media women network. It's definitely the extension of Uks right direction for attitudinal change towards women and mainstreaming their issues in the corporate set-up. In fact this is also one of IPC's objectives. Pleasure to be a part of your collective.
Inter Press Communication,Karachi
I am very pleased to hear about Uks’ new initiative. PFUJ feels that there is a need to induct more women in this field and ensure their equal participation for a better and more sensitized perspective in the media.
PFUJ has always supported the Uks cause and will be glad to extend its support to PWMN as well!
President, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists