Systematic discrimination at household and societal level against women and girls is one of the most pervasive causes and consequences of the power inequality that drives poverty and injustice, and is often exacerbated when gender intersects with other identities, such as religion, ethnicity, age and health. Women and girls in Pakistan are subjected to different forms of violence including domestic violence, honour killing, acid attacks, sexual abuse and harassment, stove burning, polygamy, informal divorce, dowry, exchange marriages, child marriages and denied right to education, health and economic opportunities. The large scale acceptance of violence against women and girls within the society and its impunity is alarming.
Violence against women and girls, is a violation of fundamental human rights, a barrier to women’s active citizenship, and hence, a fundamental constraint to them actualising their full potential and to a life with dignity. Resource allocation and expenditure on education is one of the impediment for girls’ access to education (besides quality of education, governance capacity, social and cultural norms etc).
In purist for gender equality, SDF strives to bring sustainable changes in the lives of women through awareness raising, capacity building, women’s inclusion in political processes, strengthening their socio-economic well-being and continues advocacy for policy reforms including.
Funded by The Asia Foundation of PKR 13,729,850 PKR from Sep 2006 – Dec 2008 at Mansehra and Abbottabad in KPK province.
Funded by DFID of PKR 539,787,165 FROM Sep 2012 – May 2017 AT Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Swabi, Upper Dir, Attock
funded by Oxfam Novib, PPAF, Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE) of PKR 100,000,000, Phase 1 from 1994-2003, phase II from 2004 – 2005, phase III from 2007 – 2016 at Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Muzaffarabad, Hattian Bala
Funded by DANIDA/Oxfam of PKR 14,100,000 from Feb 2015 – Dec 2016 at D.I.Khan, Mardan, Abbottabad, Haripur
The main objective of this project was to provide a space to women in earthquake areas where they can sit together in a protected and perform social activities.
The project was initiated in August 2012 in Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, and Swabi in KPK &
Attock in Punjab through the financial assistance from DFID of PKR 539,787,165 and was completed
in January 2018
The project was initiated in January 2012 in Gujrat through the financial assistance from NCA of PKR
37,500,000 and was completed in February 2013.
The project was initiated in 2012 in Gujrat through the financial assistance from Norwegian Church
Aid of PKR 8,453,257 and was completed in 2014.
The project was initiated in December 2012 in Muzaffarabad through the financial assistance from
Australian Aid of PKR 2,700,000 and was completed in May 2013.
The project was initiated in February 2015 in D.I.Khan and Mardan through the financial assistance of
DANIDA/ Oxfam of PKR 14,100,000 and was completed in December 2016.
The project was initiated in 2011 in UC Dohria & Maralla, District Gujrat through the financial
assistance from Norwegian Church Aid of PKR 8,453,257 and was completed in 2012.
The project was initiated in 2002 in Hazara Division through the financial assistance from The Asia Foundation
(TAF) of PKR 35,509,267
The overall aim of the AAWAZ programme is “to ensure democratic processes are more open,
inclusive and accountable to citizens”.