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Institutional Member: Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (SAWERA)

SAWERA

The Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (SAWERA), founded in 2004 in Pakistan, is a non-governmental organization aiming to help sustain grassroots institutions and support them in advancing their own development through effective institutional and livelihood strategies. SAWERA’s founding members carry a broad and rich experience in gender mainstreaming and poverty alleviation initiatives, social engineering, participatory development, and disaster management. The organization specifically focuses on gender mainstreaming and social protection, particularly concerning marginalized communities, including poor women, widows, people with disabilities and children in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. SAWERA also works with vulnerable groups during times of disaster such as armed conflict, floods and other emergency situations. To find out more about SAWERA, please visit their website and Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter

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Institutional Member: Peace and Conflict Resolution Foundation (PCR)

PCR

The Peace and Conflict Resolution Foundation (PCR Foundation) was founded in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). PCR is a non-governmental organization working on peace education and humanitarian assistance, supporting with trauma healing processes and other conflict related therapy programs. The organization helps children from displaced families and slum areas return back to school and works to find donors willing to support education of children who otherwise lack financial means to pay for school fees. PCR’s key objectives include to having its Health and Training Counseling program introduced in Eastern part of the DRC in order to help victims of war and violence; to involve the community in conflict resolution; and to support displaced and vulnerable children and youth gain access to basic education. The organization also provides training and vocational help for young single mothers and trains grassroots leaders and volunteers in psychology skills so they can further help those affected by war. To find out more about the PCR Foundation, please visit their website and see Women Witness Congo.

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Institutional Member: Children and Women Trust (CWT)

CWT

In 2012, a group of young women  founded  Children and Women Trust (CWT). CWT support children and women as agents of social change so they can practice their rights have access to a better standard of life. Some of CWT's objectives include raising awareness about children's and women's rights, eliminating Gender-based Violence (GBV), creating a safe environment  where child protection is ensured, building strategic alliances for the promotion of women's rights, and driving political and economic change for marginalized women. The organisation also focuses on the rights of disabled children and women as well as access to resources, employing a rights-based approach throughout its work. Recently, CWT has started working in the slums of Islamabad by establishing groups of educated and trained girls and young women who help provide basic education to women, girls and street children who cannot afford to attend school and are often involved in child labor. In addition to education, these groups also give counseling sessions on basic human rights, health and hygiene, and child protection from abuse and violence. To find out more about CWT, please contact membership@awid.org

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Institutional Member: Peace Foundation Pakistan

Peace Foundation Pakistan

Peace Foundation Pakistan, established in 2010, envisions a socio-economically empowered society without gender discrimination and with an equitable access to reproductive justice and resources. The organisation focuses on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights and has worked on safe medical abortion consultation and services, post-abortion care, as well as mother and child health care services in rural desert area of Pakistan. In order to help reduce unsafe abortion ratio and stigma, Peace Foundation practices interventions through community centered activities such as the "Virtual Advocacy Group of Youth for Reproductive Justice". Mainly, in rural areas, the organisation promotes social activism among youth, rural communities, women and girls towards collective actions for social development. Peace Foundation is supported by Stichting Overall, Women on Waves, Women on Web, Asia Abortion Partnership India, Global Fund for Women and the Safe Abortion Access Fund. To find out more about the Peace Foundation Pakistan, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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Institutional Member: The Fund for the Advancement of Women's Rights in Francophone Africa (FADHAF)

FADHAF

The Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Rights in Francophone Africa (FADHAF, Fonds pour l’avancement des droits humains des femmes d’ Afrique Francophone) is a non-governmental organisation with a regional office in Cotonou, Benin. It works to strengthen Francophone women’s organizations in Africa and in the Diaspora. The Fund’s social change agenda is anchored on the defense of human rights and the promotion of gender equality as well as the advancement of women’s rights. FADHAF works to achieve this through funding and capacity building of women’s organizations in 17 Francophone African countries by addressing challenges which prevent the advancement of women’s rights in this region. The Fund is supported by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), the Global Fund for Women (GFW) and Mama Cash. This year’s FADHAF grant-making programme focuses on three priority countries: Benin, Burundi and Congo – Brazzaville. To find out more about FADHAF, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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