In April 1987, Simorgh held a 10-day screen printing workshop in Lahore. The idea behind this workshop was to teach women a home-based income generation skill and to break the hold of the idea that women are incapable of doing any work which is not connected directly with nurturing and domestic chores. Ten women from the grassroots level and two resource people took part in this workshop. At the end of the workshop the participants printed a 6-colour poster. In our own backyard is a screen printing manual which grew out of this workshop and was written by the resource person and two of the participants.