Promote advocacy and awareness on reproductive health with the use of appropriate social media tools
Objective 1:
By December 2012, there is a 10% increase in the use of Shirkat Gah Facebook page by youth and media
Look and Feel:
Make visually interesting
  • Post RH related articles of interest to youth
  • Post surveys
  • Start conversations and keep them alive

Listening and Outreach
  • Linking with SG website
  • Identifying other pages
  • Integrate with You Tube

  • 8 RH related articles and news items of interest to youth
  • Post reports on RH
  • Post pictures that spark reaction and start conversations
  • Case studies

What steps are being taken so far:
• Shared the workshop learning with staff at Monthly Staff Meetings in Lahore and Karachi;
• Subsequently, had a skype meeting among Red, Yellow dots and two colleagues from Advocacy Communication Unit to strategizeon how to utilize the various social media tools for meeting the advocacy objective of SG
  • Objective setting for 2012- increase in Facebook page use is the first target, followed by You Tube and Twitter
  • Tasks assigned to yellow dots and communication team for face book
  • Monthly reporting schedule decided to share information with SG on website and facebook activity

Facebook Postings and Photos
May 2012
Power Women Fighting For Women's Issues via Women for Women International
Forced marriage threat made to NGO women-Dawn
Is there ever a good reason for child marriage via International Center for Research on Women
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Farida Shaheed appointed as Special Rapporteur by the United Nations Human Rights with extended mandate
Pakistan has become the 55th Country in the world to set up a National Commission on Human Rights!
United States: United Against the War on WomenviaViolence is not our Culture
Not victims of tradition: Women speak out and advocate for girls facing abusive fates via The Global Campaign: Violence is not our Culture
Indonesia: Change in attitudes, laws and police training needed to stop sexual violence via The Global Campaign: Violence is not our Culture
Too much, too early: underage marriage via DW-Talk Women Online
UK: Female British Muslims are finding their voice via The Global Campaign: Violence is not our Culture
When Anti-Racism Becomes Anti-Woman: The 'Privileging' of Race above Gender via Women living under Muslim laws solidarity networks

April 2012
Saudi might soon set minimum marriage age-Dawn
Manal-e-Sharif-100 most influential people in the world-Time via Women living under Muslim laws solidarity networks
A write-up on National Exchange Program for Active Citizens that was conducted by ShirkatGah from 15th April to 21st April 2012.
Afghanistan School girls poisoned in suspected anti-terrorism attack via Women for Women International
A poster “Quick guide to addressing Street Harassment”
New partnership between the EU and UN Women to enhance gender equality worldwide via UN Women
ShirkatGah’s appeal to condemn Violence in the name of Religion.Please attend this event to show your support for the cause
Recognize Rights of Women via Centre for women’s Global Leadership
Posted a petition via Awaaz“ Stop women being jailed for using birth control”
To be a Woman in Pakistan: Six stories of Abuse, Shame and Survival
UK: Violence against women is an issue for men too via The Global Campaign: Violence is not our Culture
A video on “An eight grader stood up against terrosism for education” via Payaam Trust
Shocking! Over 7000 children sexually abused in last four years via The Official 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign.
Countries across Asia plan ways to foster gender equality in politics via UNDP
Widespread abuse of Afghan Women and Girls detailed via Women and Women International.
A write up on the “Safe Age of Marriage” Consultation conducted by ShirkatGah on 28th March 2012.
2 Albums were uploaded
  • Active Citizens Program
  • Safe Age of Marriage Consultation
March 2012
Write up on Universal Periodic Review
Write up on Khawar’s Key Note Address in Washington on International Women’s Day 2012,
Write up on ShirkatGah’s celebrates International Women’s Day 2012,
Write up on Organizational Effectiveness at ShikartGah-The Davis and Lucile Packard Foundation
Petition for Saving Dr. Zulfiqar Ali’s life.
Photo Album uploaded of International Women’s Day at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Video on “Brave Young Pakthun women for a bright feature ahead.UN Connecting Brave Girls”.
International Women's Day and Women's Rights in Pakistan: Interview with Farida Shaheedvia The Global Campaign: Violence is not our Culture,
Morrocon Girl commits suicide after being forced to marry her rapist via Women Living Under Muslim Laws Solidarity Network.
Petition “Sign on to Say NO to safeguarding “traditional values” over women’s human rights!” via Centre for Women’s Global leadership
Youtube video- “The Need to Secure Women's Rights to Emergency Contraception in SRHR” by Women Living Under Muslim Laws Solidarity Network.