Rashida Dohad

Islamabad
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Rashida Dohad is a popular educator, gender equality activist, and citizen-centered democracy promoter. She has worked with communities throughout Pakistan to build citizen participation and the practice of human rights.  In 2003, she co-founded the Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation, which has played a role in mobilizing relief and reconstruction in the wake of the 2005 earthquake, and challenging aid and government agencies to ensure more resources reach people.  In 2006, her organization initiated an innovative participatory budget project to enable communities to track and demand resources.