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Necessary Targets staged as a Benefit in Pakistan
On June 12th, Nighat Imran Rizvi, a V-Day activist who produced Pakistan's premiere production of The Vagina Monologues in 2003, produced and directed a reading of Eve's play Necessary Targets in Islamabad. Following is an update from Nighat:
A group of volunteers - all of them involved in theatre or similar activities at one time - got together at the call of Nighat Imran Rizvi, an activist working on gender and HIV&AIDS for the past 16 years, with a portfolio in media (chat shows; interviews; production and direction of documentaries) to raise funds for women and children in IDP camps channeled through the Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN). The event, a play reading of Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets was held at the National Library Auditorium (the venue courtesy Alice Shackleford and Paul Stephen Brant) and was well. At least 50% of the audience was made up of the younger generation while the ushers and anchorperson (Tanya Shah) were also young, confident and happy to be a part of this effort.
Two messages encouraging the team effort came by email - the first from the author who said, "This is an utterly wonderful and necessary idea. Let me know if there is anything we can do to support you. You have our blessings permission and most of all our love," and the second from Hibaaq Osman, Chair of Karama, "Wishing you all the best and I could not think of a more deserving cause, it is timely and just."
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