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Institutional Member: Dharti Development Foundation (DDF)

Dharti Foundation

Dharti Development Foundation (DDF), established in 2008 in Pakistan, supports the development and empowerment of communities through strengthening their participation in the mainstream. DDF’s program priorities include fighting poverty and strengthening water, sanitation and human development. Dharti is a Sindhi word for earth and protection of the environment is central to the foundation’s work. Through its programs DDF focuses on reinforcing women’s skills, providing safe drinking water, organizing training schools for women on the hazards of using pesticides, establishing medical camps for women, increasing women’s awareness on health and hygiene, running an Integrated Education Learning Program (IELP Schools) for girls, and mobilizing communities and government officials with regards to women’s land rights. DDF uses an active and participatory social mobilization approach in its target areas of work, focusing specifically also on disadvantaged and poor communities in the Naushahro Feroze and Khairpur Mirs districts of Pakistan. For its efforts to advance the economic empowerment of women DDF was given the World of Difference Award  by the International Alliance of Women. To find out more about the Dharti Development Foundation, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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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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