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WOVAN International

Connecting Voices Worldwide


Sarah Utley and Zakir Sheraan Baloch partner to lead our WOVAN International Initiatives.

 Sarah has partnered on women's empowerment projects in the Sindh region of Pakistan with the US State Department, and has spent the last seven years of her domestic work specifically serving immigrant communities in Minnesota and beyond. With master's level experience in International Community Development Sarah deeply understands the importance of building equitable ways in underserved and exploited areas around the world to build their own financial capital and independence. This is one primary goal of WOVAN International. 

Zakir Sheraan Baloch is an award winning cinematographer & editor from Karachi Pakistan. He is also an experienced graphic designer, photographer, dubbing artist, screenplay author and digital painter. Zakir has served WOVAN since its beginning as the technology and artistic support lead. Zakir started his work as a graphic designer in 1999. Since 2010 Zakir has worked with several social and humanitarian organizations in Pakistan and the United States. Through this work Zakir has volunteered his skills as a graphic designer, editor, cinematographer and filmmaker. Awareness through art is the primary goal in Zakir's work with WOVAN International. 

WOVAN partners with multiple organizations and individuals across the world in underserved and exploited regions. All those we partner with are working to build financial capital, increase equity, and change the quality of life directly for those that these projects serve. 

International Initiatives: Features

Partner Organizations and Projects



Lyari, Pakistan


Girls Soccer Program

Lyari, Pakistan


“Jonah” Film Project

WOVAN International Presents, In Association with Zakoism Films
“Jonah” A film by Zakir Sheraan Baloch

International Initiatives: Services
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