Meaningful Youth Participation

Youth Champion - 2nd Regional Youth Advocacy Institute

A group of dynamic young people from Asian region was selected to understand the​ gender and human rights dimensions that are important in building the capacity to be able to hold​ governments accountable for fulfilling the rights of their citizens. Building​ alliances with communities with the young leaders to bring a positive change in the society working together meaningfully.

Facebook Group Session

Laraib Abid from MASHAL had an interactive live facebook session on 13th Jan, 2021 in collaboration with The Pakistani Sisters. In this session she talked about family planning, reproductive health, shaadi ki tayarian and her digital application "Bridge the GAP". .

Message Campaign via Electronic Media

To reach a mass audience, and urge them for community Actions to discourage discrimination and prejudice amid pandemic , the messages of community notables and religious leaders are broadcasted on national Television. These messages are developed and broadcasted under #AHA project funded by European_Union.

First Leadership Institute by CDA

Laraib Abid of MASHAL was invited to a workshop on Next Generation Leadership in Civil Society | First Leadership Institute by CDA PAK to gather young leaders of Pakistan.

Digital Transformation in Pakistan

Tariq Malik, Chief Technical Advisor of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted a session with six young entrepreneurs on 15th December, 2020 to discuss digital transformation in Pakistan to raise a voice for reaching at Government level. Laraib Abid from MASHAL, Ali Yar and Fahad from MOHAFIZ, Ali and Wamiq from DeafTawk and Arhum from Connect Hear presented their ideas during the session.

Session Speaker at Vlogger/Blogger Gathering by Oxfam

Vloggers/Bloggers one day orientation session "Drop the debt, not health" campaign by Oxfam. The session was focus on how we can create a powerful campaign using social media platforms and creating it a meaningful space.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day - 2020

For Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2020, Laraib Abid represented MASHAL, a woman & Youth lead organization in a session by Youth Co:Lab - a project co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation - and UNDP Asia-Pacific Gender team. Entrepreneurship is a powerful catalyst through which young women in Asia-Pacific can generate jobs for themselves and their peers, tackle challenges faced by their communities, and drive inclusive growth, gender equality and sustainable development. However, due to the combination of their age and gender, young women in Asia-Pacific face many interconnected barriers that constrain their participation in entrepreneurship.

Panel Discussion on Youth Engagement for Global Action

The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

Panel Discussion on Youth Engagement for Global Action

The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

International Youth Day - 2020 - Pakistan

Celebration of International Youth Day by Punjab Population Innovation Fund - PPIF Laraib Abid spoke as a Youth advocate: Clarifying the myths and misconceptions on Reproductive Health among Youth.

International Youth Day - 2020 - Pakistan

Celebration of International Youth Day by Punjab Population Innovation Fund - PPIF Laraib Abid spoke as a Youth advocate: Clarifying the myths and misconceptions on Reproductive Health among Youth.

2nd Interactive Youth Form by ISYD

World Population Day is observed on July 11th every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. Laraib Abid represented youth perspective and MASHAL in the panel.

Pakistan's International Commitments to End Child Marriage

Represented MASHAL and talked about early age marriage Live on Lok Lhar Mast FM 103!

World Menstrual Hygiene Day and International Day of Action for Women’s Health

Laraib Abid spoke as a Panelists representing youth of Pakistan in terms of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The conference was conducted by Green Star Pakistan.

International Leadership Association - USA

Laraib Abid spoke as a Panelists representing youth of Pakistan in terms of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The conference was conducted in USA. The International Leadership Association is the global network for those who study, teach, and practice leadership. ILA brings together thousands of leadership professionals from multiple sectors, disciplines, professions, cultures, and generations – to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a better world.

Population Welfare Department - Punjab

Laraib Abid invited as a Speaker in a Productive Dialogue on Physical and Social Well being of Family by Population Welfare Department to talk on #FP issues faced by youth including the Mobile Application #BridgeTheGap developed. A Seminar was organised under Multi Sectoral Population Welfare Programme 2018-20.Bushra Amaan Secretary Population was Chief Guest. Naeem Rathore DG Population, Dr Robina Sohail, Reema Khan Film Actress, Dr Sara Shahid Manzoor, Umer Aftab CEO Pink Ribbon, Mehreen Gul, Dur e Shehwar COO APWA and Dr Farsat of BNU delivered speeches. M Akhtar Bhatti Deputy Director IEC hosted the function as stage Secretary and Coordinator A big thank to PWD and clap for amazing initiatives on way by #PWD

Swedish Institute Leader Lab 2019 - Sweden

SI Leader Lab brings around 50 young influential civil society leaders in South Asia, the MENA region and Sweden who are active advocates of gender equality. The overarching objective is to strengthen leaders who are working for gender equality. The programme is an opportunity for you to develop advocacy skills and work on strategic outreach within the focus area. It’s also an opportunity to grow as a leader, exchange experiences, form new connections and to try out innovative tools and methods with peers working in a similar context. Laraib Abid was selected in SI Leader's Lab.

SANGAT - One Month Long Course - Nepal

Women professionals and researchers in South Asia Region working as trainers/facilitators of capacity building processes/programs on gender, peace, development, rights are invited to participate in one month long Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace

Population Welfare Department - Punjab

Laraib Abid invited as a Speaker in a Productive Dialogue on Physical and Social Well being of Family by Population Welfare Department to talk on #FP issues faced by youth including the Mobile Application #BridgeTheGap developed. A Seminar was organised under Multi Sectoral Population Welfare Programme 2018-20.Bushra Amaan Secretary Population was Chief Guest. Naeem Rathore DG Population, Dr Robina Sohail, Reema Khan Film Actress, Dr Sara Shahid Manzoor, Umer Aftab CEO Pink Ribbon, Mehreen Gul, Dur e Shehwar COO APWA and Dr Farsat of BNU delivered speeches. M Akhtar Bhatti Deputy Director IEC hosted the function as stage Secretary and Coordinator A big thank to PWD and clap for amazing initiatives on way by #PWD

National Youth-led Policy Forum 2020

Laraib Abid joined as Mentor with other thirty young participants, including 15 men and 15 women, selected across Pakistan.They engaged in dialogue with the federal level policy makers, UN representatives, politicians and subject experts, to chart a path for inclusion of youth in implementation and accountability of Youth Policies.

World AIDS Day

The World AIDS Day by MASHAL is a Social Media Campaign to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. Our Mobile application consists of AIDs component throwing light in its symptoms and treatment.

National Seminar on Family Planning and Reproductive Health

National Seminar on Family Planning and Reproductive Health was organized by Rahnuma-Family Planning Association of Pakistan and co-hosted by UNFPA and Government of Pakistan at Avari Hotel, Lahore. MASHAL was invited to take part where vision 2030 framework and Pakistan’s Statement regarding Population Program i.e., ICPD was discussed. Fraternity members from all provinces of Pakistan took part in the seminar where progress and future strategies on the provincial level was presented.

Asia Pacific Regional Conference - Thailand

Nimra represented MASHAL at Asia Pacific Regional Conference in November 2019 shedding a light on our ideas and projects.

National Level Consultative Workshop with Organizations working on SRHR issues of Youth & Adolescents

MASHAL was invited as an organization working on SRHR to share the problems and solutions developed and know about key learning from CBO's.

World Contraception Day- at John Hopkins University - USA

MASHAL organized a booth to present its efforts regarding Family Planning progress at United States, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Founder & Director of MASHAL – Ms. Laraib Abid celebrated World Contraception Day along with other experts from across the depth and breadth of the family planning community.

Youth Narrative #FP2020

MASHAL organized a booth to present its efforts regarding Family Planning to Country Engagement Working Group FP2020 global secretariat staff, Gates Foundation global staff, Track 20 global staff, besides public sector, INGO/NGOs/CBOs, youth representatives, Director General Population Sahabzadi Waseema Umer visited Booths with USAID representatives.

Women Deliver Young Leader - Canada

Laraib Abid is Women Deliver Young Leader. Women Deliver is well-known for hosting global conferences that bring together people from across a multitude of sectors, issues, and cultures. Held every three years, Women Deliver conferences are fueling stations where organizations and individuals leave re-energized, knowledgeable, connected, and challenged to think outside the box. Laraib Abid presented a Digital poster regarding 'Bridge The GAP' Mobile application.

World Contraception Day - 2019

We celebrated World Contraception Day with young people through social media campaign. The day’s mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. One of the major causes of poverty in Pakistan is the alarming rate of increase in the population. Pakistan’s current rate of population growth is 2.1 % which is much higher than in the countries of the region.

Future of Family Planning Convening - USA

Founder & Director of MASHAL – Ms. Laraib Abid participated as a Panelist in Future of Family Planning Convening by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to represent her Idea & Work in Pakistan. She shared about her initiatives and future plans linked to technology and out of the box ideas.

World Population Day - 2019

PPIF and UNFPA celebrated World Population Day where Laraib Abid was invited as a key note speaker. She shared how young people are facing and tackling the issues of SRHR and how some simplest ideas can go a long way.

Workshop by USAid & Jhepiego - 2019

USAID Youth Initiative to Develop National Youth Narrative on Family Planning gathered young people working for SRHR in the community. This narrative formed was supposed to be presented in FP2020 workshop later on.

World Population Day - 2019

PPIF and UNFPA celebrated World Population Day where Laraib Abid was invited as a key note speaker. She shared how young people are facing and tackling the issues of SRHR and how some simplest ideas can go a long way.

World Population Day - 2019

PPIF and UNFPA celebrated World Population Day where Laraib Abid was invited as a key note speaker. She shared how young people are facing and tackling the issues of SRHR and how some simplest ideas can go a long way.

UNFPA Workshop on LSBE in Curriculum - 2019

Laraib representing MASHAL Youth Participants in consultative workshop on Punjab Youth Policy and Integration of LSBE in curriculum by UNFPA Pakistan.

UNFPA Meeting with Youth Champion

UNFPA Pakistan is committed to a meaningful Youth Participation. Looking forward to this year and newer implementation of innovative ideas. Productive meeting on future Interventions. We whole heartedly welcome Ms. Sabrina & a vote of Thanks to respected Mr. Shoaib Ahmed for continuing strenuous effort for Youth engagement & innovative ideas. .

Interactive Youth Forum (IYF2019)

Institute for Social and Youth Development (ISYD) in collaboration with YANP, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports - Punjab Government, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP), CHANAN and MASHAL, successfully organized Interactive Youth Forum.

Launch of COSTED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN on Family Planning by Population Welfare Department

Youth representation on Population Welfare Department Punjab specially Respected Ms Bushra Aman Secretary Population Welfare Department on the Launch of COSTED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN on Family Planning. It was a pleasure to meet & greet FP experts under one roof.

Launch of COSTED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN on Family Planning by Population Welfare Department

Youth representation on Population Welfare Department Punjab specially Respected Ms Bushra Aman Secretary Population Welfare Department on the Launch of COSTED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN on Family Planning. It was a pleasure to meet & greet FP experts under one roof.

International Conference on Family Planning - Kigali, Rwanda

Laraib Abid at 5th International conference on family planning happening in Kigali Rwanda representing Youth lead Initiative MASHAL. Policy makers, CBOs and Politicians from carious countries were present.