Pakistan, a country with a population of 114 million females, faces significant gender disparity, ranked fifth worst in gender parity globally. Only 22% of women participate in the labor force in the country. However, their participation in health sector is exemplary as they represnt 70% of the health workforce but occupy less than 5% leadership roles exemplifying a pattern of ‘women deliver health but men lead it’.
Despite facing socio-cultural barriers, gender-biased work environments, and challenges like COVID-19, Pakistani women in healthcare have demonstrated remarkable resilience. They continue to play a crucial role in delivering healthcare, especially to underserved communities, yet their contributions often do not get the recognition and visibility that they deserve.
Therefore, this photography competition initiated by Women in Global Health Pakistan (WGHP) in collaboration with King Edward Medical University is designed to encourage young photographers to capture images that celebrate females in the healthcare sector in all their diversity and resilience.
Your photographs have the power to inspire change and bring deserved recognition to these unsung heroes of healthcare!
The theme for the photography competition is “Pictures of Strength: Celebrating Pakistani Women Working in the Health Sector”. These include Lady Health Workers (LHW), Community Midwives, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals, Doctors, Managers, Policymakers and women contributing to the health sector in numerous valued capacities.
Young photographers are invited to showcase this theme capturing images that celebrate females in the healthcare sector in all their diversity and resilience. This may include exhibiting portraits of women as they:
Each image should reflect the realities and dedication of female health workers, offering insight into their crucial roles in healthcare.
Photos will be evaluated by leading photographers and faculty teaching relevant disciplines from institutions across Pakistan based on relevance to the theme of the competition, accompanying description/caption, the quality of submission and how they stand out amongst the entries received.
Submission Deadline: 10th December 2023 11.59 PM PKT (Entries received after the closing date will not be entertained.)
Please ensure that you receive signed consent from all the subjects photographed as the images will be copyrighted and shall be used by WGH Pakistan for research and advocacy purposes. If you have 3 photographs then you must attach 3 different consent forms for each photo with signed consent. You can download and print the consent forms from here: Consent Form for Photography Competition
Join us in this journey to honor the unsung heroines of Pakistan’s healthcare. Your lens can spotlight their extraordinary stories. Ready to make a difference? Enter today!
Questions? Contact us at: [email protected]