PROJECTS

  • A comparative action-research project undertaken jointly with BRAC University Dhaka as part of the ‘Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research Consortium’. Simorgh is a member of the South Asia Hub located in Dhaka. Simorgh was invited by BRAC University Dhaka as a South Asia Hub partner...

  • As part of its’ earthquake relief activity Simorgh decided to put up a school in the village Shang, Battagram.It did this in partnership with Lahore Grammar School 55 Main Gulberg and Lahore Grammar School, Johar Town Branch. This decision was based on the desire to...

  • Planting the Seeds Change III is a community project for women in Lahore’s Walled City. Starting initially with students of the Fatima Jinnah College for Women in Chuna Mandi, it slowly gained ground among women living in the environs of Yakki, Delhi and Kashmiri Gates...

  • The Overall Objective of this Project is to raise awareness on women’s rights as equal citizen’s and counter GBV especially forced marriage and denial of inheritance/land-ownership through the improvement of women’s condition and status by enabling them/their concerned family member’s (i.e. target groups)access to :...

  • Lahore Grammar School System, Lahore: Lahore Grammar School (LGS) which now comprises a chain of school based mainly in Lahore but with branches in Karachi, Islamabad, Multan and Faisalabad, was found by group of women in 1976. Conceived as a liberal/ progressive coeducational venture, one...

  • This Project was one for teacher’s education on Human Rights and Participatory Teaching Methodology through workshops with school teachers. In all 6 workshops were conducted to educate the teachers all of which came from different backgrounds/income sectors.These workshops were third in the series undertaken by...

  • This project was conducted from July 2005 to December 2007. It was an awareness raising research project. A series of workshops, lectures, discussion sessions, activities were held in the pursuance of this project. Prior to and during the duration of this project Simorgh visited various...

  • Objectives : To explore (i) the syncretism of the Suffic strand in religion and especially its roots in religio-cultural rituals that are common to the different religious communities of this area and (ii)the centrality of both the female voice and poetry, music and dance Suffic...

  • Background ‘Tracking Change – the impact of women’s religious gatherings on their lives’ was a short project to supplement research undertaken as part of the larger Pathways to Women’s Empowerment Project. As Simorgh’s was a small 18 month component of the project, it allowed for...

  • In partnership with Shirkat Gah and the Agha Khan University Community Health Department. Simorgh became part of the WEMC programme. This project is part of a four-country action research project. Although Simorgh did not get an opportunity to carry on with this project for long,...

  • A Simorgh Human Rights Foundation Project The ‘ Worlds in the Making,’ a teacher’s education project through workshops on Human Rights and Participatory Learning, was designed as a 10 month activity for 2008-2009 comprising 6 workshops with teachers from different schools from high and low...