July 03, 2022
I AM KARACHI movement (IAK), the Signify Foundation, and Signify Pakistan worked together on a gender-inclusive sports program to enable youth access to sport and social interactions after dark in areas often targeted by violence and extremism.
Sometimes referred to as ‘Orderly Disordered City’, Karachi has witnessed a systematic loss of public spaces in terms of number and accessibility due to the fear of violence. This situation caused detrimental social and cultural shifts, not only at individual but also at community level. Consequently, citizens of Karachi were left with significantly fewer opportunities for cultural rejuvenation, creativity, and expression.
Due to the lack of infrastructure maintenance, including lighting, the sports grounds were either illegally occupied or converted into housing societies.