Aurat Raaj, a digital media platform for women, by women in Pakistan, has been shortlisted for the She Loves Tech finale in Beijing, China.
Aurat Raaj, an alumnus of The Nest IO, produces rich content about gender equality, women empowerment, and inclusion. The platform also has a friendly chatbot, Raaji, which helps women to recover from gender violence and tackles questions related to reproduction health, myths etc. As a one-stop shop for women empowerment, the platform has taken several initiatives for safety and economic inclusion of women in developing countries. These initiatives include a web-based blog, animated series, chatbots and a database of helpline numbers for women in the crisis situation.
She Loves Tech is a global technology competition which provides a platform for women across the world to showcase their technology startups, meet prospective advisors and mentors, get funding from investors and feedback from the participants. In short, She Loves Tech provides a platform for women to excel in tech and entrepreneurship.
She Loves Tech Pakistan, the regional brand is head by Founder Circle, Sadaffe Abid. Circle is an enterprise working for the economic inclusion of women and will be funding the traveling expenses of winners from Pakistan.
The 2018 edition of She Loves Tech Pakistan has now expanded to major cities of Pakistan. This year, three local rounds took place in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad with the national finale happening at National Incubation Center Karachi.