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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT (WE)

 

MDG 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

 

In Pakistan women are half population of total population women are aloof from discussions making and excluded from development process. As per official statistics released by the Federal Education Ministry of Pakistan the overall literacy rate is 46 per cent, while only 26 per cent of girls are literate. Independent sources and educational experts, however, are skeptical. They place the overall literacy rate at 26 per cent and the rate for girls and women at 12 per cent. There are many socio culture barriers are involved in less development of women. In Sindh province women has been adversely suffered by gender discrimination and gender violence.

VISWA Approach to Women Empowerment

In this regard, VISWAbelieves that women are the integral part for the change and development.Women empowerment has a positive relation with the overall betterment of the family which gives women more control and power over household decision making, improved child well-being and increased resources. After the concentrate on current situation VISWA committed on the Objectives:

Socio – Economic Development:To develop socio – economic conditions of vulnerable and marginalized communities through skill enhancement and establishment of Skill Development Institutions.

Women Rights Education: To form active women / girls groups on UC level to District level to aware women about gender, human and women rights through workshops/ seminars and publications.

Elimination of Violence against Women:To eliminate Violence against Women through awareness, advocacy & policy lobbying.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

VISWA work in partnerships with a broad coalition of individual Charity Group, and development agencies such as, Strengthening Participatory Organization SPO and South Asia Partnership Pakistan SAP-PK Following Results has been achieved:

  • Formed 36 female groups in 36 villages of District Matiari. (Each group contain 10 active women and girls)
  • Conducted 12 one day training workshops on “women rights awareness, group valuation, capacity building” (direct beneficiary: 360 women & indirect beneficiary: 15,346 )
  •  03 awareness seminars on “Women Rights” in all three Talukas of District Matiari.
  • 02 dialogue programs,01 with Health department and 2nd with MPA to discuss their issues on the table. (Total participants of the dialogues are: 69) 

 
 
 
 

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT (WE)

Author : VISWA
Updated: 13-05-2013
Source: VISWA

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