Ms. Raheema Panhwar is working with WaterAid, Pakistan as Provincial Coordinator, Sindh Province, she possesses 21 years’ experience in the field of Women Empowerment, Human Rights, Child Rights, Peace and Social Harmony and Social Justice. She remained actively engaged in information and strengthening of women organizations, formulation of policies related to women rights and child rights for Sindh province.
In addition to this, she built capacity of community organizations, civil society networks and district political steering committee in conflict resolution and promotion of peace and social harmony at grass root level with the engagement of diversified community groups. She has facilitated Community Based organizations, Civil Society Networks and District Political Parties Steering Committees (DSC’s) in the identification of gaps in the implementation of policies related to Women Rights, Human Rights, Education, Health, Local Government and Environment and provided them technical assistance to design and implement advocacy campaign to address policy gaps and share recommendations with key stakeholders at district and provincial level. She also works closely with provincial legislators, provincial departments especially women development department, human rights department, social welfare department, health departments, home department police department, planning and development department for the implementation of pro- women legislation and strengthening of GBV (Gender–Based Violence) in Sindh.
She holds Masters degree in Sociology, with a number of professional courses related to Gender, Human Rights, Management, Education, etc. at national and international level. She has received one-month extensive fellowship on Gender Based Violence (GBV), She is also IVLP (International Visitors Leadership Program) alumni, Beside this, she holds memberships of various forums, commissions, etc. such as; executive member of Sindh Commission on Status of Women (SCSW) constituted by Chief Minister Sindh for the promotion and protection of women rights. She is member of Pakistan Forum for Democratizing Police (PFDP)-Sindh chapter. She is also active member of forum EVAW/ G (Ending Violence against Women & Girls) Sindh chapter formed by UN Women and Child Rights Movement (CRM), Sindh chapter.