Flood rehabilitation: Women to demand budgetary allocation

Demand will be for a budgetary allocation for comprehensive flood rehabilitation package for women on priority-basis.


May 24, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of rural women from flood-hit areas in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Punjab and Sindh, will gather in Islamabad to demand budgetary allocation for a comprehensive flood rehabilitation package for women on priority-basis.

The women’s caravan, supported by ActionAid Pakistan and Potohar Organisation for Development advocacy (Poda), will start from May 24 (today) and will travel within the capital city for two days. The flood-affected women will present ‘A Charter of Rights’ to demand specific provisions for women in the upcoming budget.

The flood-affected women will interact with the media, students, civil society, general public, parliamentarians and policy makers using interactive theatre and folk music to highlight their issues in the flood aftermath.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2011.

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