Adab Festival Pakistan and British Council join hands to promote women in creative sectors

The Adab Festival Pakistan has joined hands with the Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) and the British Council to promote women in literature.

The Adab Festival Pakistan has joined hands with the Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) and the British Council to promote women in literature. In this joint venture, women will be encouraged to create, deliver and organize literature festivals.

This has been done to sustain the movement of literature. The collaboration, ‘Producers of the Future: From Keighley to Karachi’ is a revolutionary partnership. The project highlights the under-representation of women in the top positions of the creative sector. This will be made possible through a digital development and exchange program, which will unite South Asian women from diverse backgrounds in Bradford.

From Keighley to Karachi

Adab Festival Director, Ameena Saiyid announced that ‘From Keighley to Karachi’ will benefit female talents in the country. She added that women that are part of Pakistan’s creative sector face a lot of challenges. They put up with with gender bias, segregation and are excluded from public spaces.

The project will give a life-changing opportunity to struggling female artists. It has five online sessions after six months of virtual training that will be available on the platform. The trainers are from the United Kingdom.

Back in 2019, Saiyid and Asif Farrukhi laid the foundation of the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF). After that, multiple literature festivals took place in big and small cities.

Director of BLF, Syima Aslam emphasised on the importance of value and career opportunities for the BLF. This project has successfully highlighted the impact of arts in connecting different communities, the career opportunities it provides and the importance of promoting talent in the country.

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