Norwegian delegates interact with women home-based workers at the HomeNet office in Karachi. Photo: UN Women/Habib Asgher
From 12-13 March, a Norwegian delegation travelled to Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, and to the ancient city of Thatta, 100 kilometres east. The visit began with a briefing at HomeNet Pakistan, UN Women’s implementing partner, where Deputy Head of Mission Her Excellency Siv Kespersen, First Secretary Jorn Wichne Pedersen, and Programme Advisor Naufil Naseer had a chance to meet with women HBWs and see how they are transforming their lives with Norway’s support.
“I’m now able to provide an education to my only daughter, who is in sixth grade,” 37-year-old single mother and tailor Farhana Bibi shared. “I want to see her grow up as an independent and empowered woman.”