Monday, April 20, 2009

NGOs in Pakistan

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This section provides a list of NGOs geared towards working for women, and the promotion of human rights in Pakistan. This list is by no means exhaustive and is only supposed to serve as a starting point. For a comprehensive list of NGOs in Pakistan please refer to Pakistan NGO Resource Directory at http://saewak.7p.com/pakngo.htm or www.net-ngo.com
The information for this list was taken from various web sites and the Directory of Intermediary NGOs in Pakistan compiled by NGO Resource Center in 2000.
Service Delivery NGOs:
Aahung
Adult Basic Education Society Education
Agha Khan Health Services Pakistan Health
All Pakistan Women's Association Health and Economic Welfare
Association for Creation of Employment (Economic Welfare, Micro Credit)
Baanh Beli (Education, health and Economic Welfare)
Bedari (Psychological Welfare)
Behbud Association
Bunyad Literacy Community Council
Caritas (Education, Vocational Training)
De Laas Gul Welfare Program (Vocational Training)
Development Association of Youth Balochistan (Health)
Family Planning Association of Pakistan (Health)
Health and Nutrition Development Society
Health Education and Literacy Trust (Education and Health)
Kashf Foundation (Micro credit)
Khwendo Kor - Women and Children Development Program
Marie Stopes Society
Maternity and Child Welfare Association of Pakistan
Maternity and Child Welfare Association, Sindh Chapter
Mothers Trust National Research and Development Foundation
National Rural Support Programme
Orangi Charitable Trust
Organization for Participatory Development
Pakistan Federation of Business and Professional Women
Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness
Pakistan Women Lawyers Association
Rozan
Sungi Development Foundation
War Against Rape
Advocacy and Research Oriented NGOs
Applied Social Research
Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation
Simorgh- Women's Resource and Publication Centre
Shirkat Gah- Women's Resource Centre
Sustainable Development Policy Institute
Women's Action Forum
Human Rights
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Citizen's Commission for Human Development
The Network for Consumer Protection
Service Delivery NGOs:
Aahung (registered in 1995 - Health) Its areas of operation are Sibi, Peshawar, and Gujranwala.Major projects undertaken include Karachi Reproductive Health Project (1995-99) and AIDS Awareness Programme (1997-1999) For further information email: krhp@cyber.net.pk
Adult Basic Education Society (registered in 1972) EducationIts areas of operation are Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Lahore. Major projects undertaken include Non-formal Education for Girls (1998-2001) in the Gujranwala Division and Multi grade Teaching Training (1998-2001) carried out in the Rawalpindi Division. Further information at: http://abes.cjb.net
Agha Khan Health Services Pakistan (est. 1924 registered in 1986) HealthIts areas of operation are NWFP (Mardan, Peshawar and Chitral), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur), Sindh (Sukkur, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Karachi) and Balochistan (Gawadar). Major projects undertaken with regard to women include implementation of Family Health Program (2000) and Reproductive Health Program (2000). For further information email: akhspho@cyber.net.pk
All Pakistan Women's Association (est. 1949, registered in 1965) Health and Economic WelfareAPWA is a non-political organization whose fundamental aim is to safeguard the moral, social and economic welfare of women and children in Pakistan. Further information at: www.un.org.pk/unic/apwa.htm
Association for Creation of Employment (est. and registered 1997) (Economic Welfare, Micro Credit)Its areas of operation are Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat and Bannu in the NWFP. Major projects undertaken with regard to women include Training and Employment of Women (1997). The thematic area for this project was business and micro credit and it was carried out in Hazara (NWFP). Further information at: http://acepakistan.bizland.com
Baanh Beli (established and registered 1987) (Education, health and Economic Welfare)Its area of operation is Sindh (Mirpurkhas and Karachi). Major projects undertaken with regard to women include Village community Development Project Nagarparkar (1992-99) which focused on saving and credit, female education and female health care; Central Tharparkar Village Community Development project Taluka Mithi and Diplo (1996-2000) which had female education as a thematic area; Northern Tharparkar Village community Development Project (1996-98) which focused on female education and Rural Karachi Ujagar Project (2000) which focused on developing primary schools for girls and female health care. For further information email: mnj@cyber.net.pk
Bedari (est and registered 1992)(Psychological Welfare)Its area of operation is the federal area. Major projects undertaken with regard to women include Crisis Counseling program, which focuses on domestic violence and theater performances in villages, and the Self Growth Program for Women. For further information email: mybedari2002@yahoo.com
Behbud Association (1970)Its efforts are concentrated on women's development in health, education, vocational training and income generating schemes. Its area of operation is Sindh (Karachi). Major projects undertaken with regard to women include Education Project (1971), Skill Training (1971), Distress and Rehabilitation (1971), Health (1976) and Reproductive health (1985). All these projects were carried out in Karachi.
Further information at: http://xiber.com/behbud
Bunyad Literacy Community Council ( est. and registered in 1994)Its area of operation is Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur). Major projects undertaken with regard to women include Women Development Project (1998) carried out in Multan/Hafizabad, and Women's Empowerment for Poverty Alleviation (1999).
Further information at: www.brain.net.pk/bunyad
Caritas (est. 1965, registered 1980) (Education, Vocational Training)Its area of operation is all of Pakistan. Major projects undertaken with regard to women include Social Awareness for Women ( 1998), Handicraft Centers for Women ( 1998) and Education for Working Girls (1998). All these projects were carried out in Punjab (Lahore).
Further information at: www.brain.net.pk/~caritas
De Laas Gul Welfare Program (est in 1976, registered in 1988) (Vocational Training)Its area of operation is the NWFP (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas ( Bajaur Agency, Mohmand Agency , Khyber Agency). Major projects undertaken for women include Training of Rural Women in Tailoring (1997 to date). It is being carried out in villages of Peshawar, District Swabi and Bannu. For further information email: delaasgul@hotmail.com
Development Association of Youth Balochistan (est. 1994, registered 1995) (Health) Its area of operation is Balochistan (Quetta, Sibbi). Major projects undertaken for women include Female Reproductive health Project (1998-99) carried out in Sibi. For further information email: rehman@day.qta.sdnpk.undp.org
Family Planning Association of Pakistan (est. 1953 registered 1965) (Health) FPAP came into being with a commitment to responsible parenthood. Later on it enlarged its scope to cover complete sexual and reproductive health of the whole family. Its areas of operation are NWFP (Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat), Punjab (Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur), Sindh (Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Karachi), Balochistan (Quetta, Mekran) and Islamabad. Major projects undertaken for women include Unsafe Abortions Project (1998), Norplant Implants (1997) and Men as partners (1999).
Further information at: www.brain.net.pk/-fpapak
Health and Nutrition Development Society (est. 1979, registered 1993)HANDS is working along with Community Based Organizations through primary and secondary health care, education promotion, community mobilization, gender development & micro credits programs. Its area of operation is Sindh( Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi). Further information at: www.hands4t.com
Health Education and Literacy Trust (est. 1987 registered in 1994) (Education and Health) Its area of operation is all over Pakistan. Major projects undertaken for women include Female Community development Project (1998-2000) and Badian Female Health and Education Project (1998-2000) and a case study on Impact of Literacy on Women undertaken with UNESCO in 1993. For further information email: heal@one.net.pk or healtrust-pk@yahoo.com
Kashf Foundation (est and registered in 1996) (Micro credit)Its area of operation is Punjab (Lahore). Kashf Foundation was inspired by the success of the Grameen Bank in reaching out to poor women and is the first such replication of the Grameen Bank in Pakistan Its mission is to provide cost effective and quality microfinance services to poor women, by adding value to women's existing economic opportunities in order to enhance their role in economic and social decision-making. Further information at :www.kashf.com
Khwendo Kor - Women and Children Development ProgramIts area of operation is the North Western Frontier Province (Peshawar, Karak and Dir). Major projects undertaken for women include the Micro credit Programme( 1994) in Peshawar, and Khajwand Project on Education health and poverty Alleviation in Karak. For further information email: khwendokor@hotmail.com
Marie Stopes Society (est and registered in 1990)Its area of operation is NWFP (Peshawar), Balochistan (Mekran), Punjab (Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, DG Khan) and Sindh (Sukkur, Karachi).Major projects undertaken for women include the Reproductive Health Project being carried out in Sukkur, Peshawar and DG Khan. For further information email: mss@cyber.net.pk
Maternity and Child Welfare Association of Pakistan (est 1961, registered 1963)Its area of operation is NWFP (Mardan, Peshawar), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore and Multan), Sindh (Larkana, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas) and Northern areas (Skardu)Major projects undertaken for women include Male Involvement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health undertaken in 2000 Research project on Acceptability of Contraceptives ((2000). Further information at www.mcwap.cjb.net
Maternity and Child Welfare Association, Sindh Chapter (est 1971 registered 1972)Its area of operation is Sindh (Shikarpur, Khipro, Kunri, Chachro and Karachi). Major Projects undertaken for women include Project on Teaching of Reproductive health in Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health and a research study on evaluation of Nurses Training in Pakistan. For further information email: mcwas@cyber .net.pk
Mothers Trust (est and registered in 1992)Its area of operation is Sindh (Larkana). Major projects undertaken for women include the establishment of a vocational school (1997), and a micro credit program (1997-98). For further information: ph: 0741-444514
National Research and Development Foundation (est. and registered 1993)Its area of operation is the NWFP (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar and Kohat). Major projects undertaken fro women include Ulema and Women's Rights Project (1998) undertaken in Mansehra an Ulema and Gender Gap in Primary Education (1999) carried out in KohatFor further information email; nrdf@psh.paknet.com or tahseen@nrdf-t.pwr.sdnpk.undp.org
National Rural Support Programme (est and registered in 1991)Its areas of operation are Balochistan (Kech), NWFP (Malakand, Mardan), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Khushab and Multan). D G Khan, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Lodhran), Sindh (Mirpurkhas) and Islamabad. It offers a credit system facility.For further information email: gmnrsp@isb.comsats.net.pk
Orangi Charitable Trust (est 1985, registered 1987)Its area of operation is Punjab (Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Jhelum, Multan) and Sindh (Larkana, Hyderabad, Karachi, Thatta, Badin). It offers a credit system facility.For further information phone: 021-6685021/6665696
Organization for Participatory Development (est. and registered 1992)Its area of operation is Punjab (Gujranwala) Major projects undertaken for women include Maternal and Reproductive Health Project (1997-98) and Female Entrepreneurs (1999). It also offers a micro credit facility. For further information email: opd@paknet4.ptc.pk
Pakistan Federation of Business and Professional Women (est. 1954)An advocacy and pressure group with a social welfare and development orientation. Concerned to raise status (including economic status) of women by ensuring equal opportunities in education, training, and employment. Its area of operation is NWFP (Peshawar), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Lahore), Sindh (Hyderabad, Karachi), Balochistan (Quetta) and Islamabad. Major projects undertaken for women include the establishment of a day care center in 2000. Further information at: http://aphy.ku.edu.pk/resources/res2001/afsheen-kamal/w_organization.htm
Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness (est and registered 1988)It works for physically challenged people across Pakistan. Major projects undertaken fro women include the Darakshan project: a resource and rehabilitation cetre for physically challenged women. This center prvides free pick and drop facility, free of cost provision of items of personal use such as wheel chairs and white canes; training programs in mobility, identification of currency, vocational training (tailoring, knitting, cooking) etc, medical care and psychological counseling for women with physical disabilities. For further information: www.pffb.org.pk
Pakistan Women Lawyers Association (est. 1980, registered 1981)PAWLA is a non-government organization delivering professional legal services and economic counseling to women by means of networking with legal bodies, the government, donors and NGOs. Its area of operation is NWFP (Peshawar), Punjab (Rawalpindi), Sindh ( Karachi), Balochistan (Quetta). Major projects undertaken for women include Legal Aid Project (1981-2000), Jail Project (1990-2000) and Legal Awareness Project (1988-2000), and a book series "Khawateen aur Qanoon"(Women and the Legal System) Further information at: www.pawla.sdnpk.org
Rozan (est. and registered 1998)Its mission statement is to enhance the self-esteem of all people, especially women and children in order to work towards a society, which is aware, confidant and accepting of itself and others. Major projects undertaken for women include Zeest Resource Center geared towards the issue of violence against women and psychological counseling. Further information at: www.rozan.org
Sungi Development Foundation (est. 1989)Its mission statement is to bring about policy and institutional changes by mobilizing deprived and marginalized communities with a view to creating an environment in which communities at the local level may be able to transform their lives through the equitable and sustainable use of resources. Major projects undertaken for women include credit systems for poverty alleviation.
Further information at: www.sungi.org
War Against Rape (est. in 1989 registered in 1992)Its area of operation is Sindh (Karachi). Major projects undertaken for women include Legal Aid to rape Victims (1998) and Counseling for Rape (1998). For further information email: war@super.net.pk
Advocacy and Research Oriented NGOs
Applied Social Research (registered in 1983)
Asr was set up in 1983 as a multidisciplinary, multidimensional group working towards socio-political transformation. ASR's point of departure has been to reexamine and redefine the political and developmental processes which people themselves identify, articulate and struggle for.For further information email: asr@brain.net.pk and asr@lhr.comsats.net.pk
Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation (registered in 1986)Some goals of the Foundation are to assist women to acquire greater control over knowledge, resources, and institutions; facilitate women's greater participation in political processes and governance; transform social attitudes and behavior for a responsive and supportive social environment to address women's concerns and development; develop an enabling environment with strong civil society organizations to support women at the community level and district levels; undertake advocacy with public servants and public representatives for gender responsive development planning, supportive legislation and increasing women's access to government services. Major projects undertaken with regard to women include Needs Assessment Among Rural Women in Pakistan (1997 to date); establishment of 3000 information network Centers (1996-2002); Shelter for Women in Peshawar (1995 to date) and Strengthening the Democratic Electoral process in Pakistan with a focus on women's empowerment (1997-2000)Further information at: www.brain.net.pk/~apisf/main.html
Simorgh- Women's Resource and Publication Centre (est. and registered in 1985)A woman's resource and publication center. Simorgh is mainly concerned with women and development and women and religion. It was formed in response to the promulgation of retrogressive and discriminatory legislation, Simorgh¹s main focus was research on women by women in order to free both women and men from the dominance of ideas that support social and economic divisions on the basis of gender, class, religion, race and nationality. Its area of operation is all over Pakistan. Major projects undertaken for women include Violence against Women (1998) and Gender Equality and the Judiciary (1996-todate).
Further information at: www. Spinifexpress. Com.au/fasiapub/Pakistan/sim.htm and http://aphy.ku.edu.pk/resources/res2001/afsheen-kamal/w-organiation.htm
Shirkat Gah- Women's Resource Centre (est. 1975)The group was set up as a pressure cum lobby and consciousness raising group. It was later expanded to include women's development concerns, networking, income generating projects and non-formal education. Some of the issues it focuses on are violence against women, work and women's health and environment. Its area of operation is NWFP (Peshawar), Punjab (Faisalabad, Lahore), Sindh (Hyderabad, Karachi). Major projects undertaken for women include Women, Law and Status: Discriminatory Customary practices Against Women (1993), Women and Sustainable Development: Intergenerational Transfer of knowledge and reproductive health in rural and urban areas (1992). Further information at: www.spinifexpress.com.au/pakistan/shirkat gah and http://aphy.ku.edu.pk/resources/res2001/afsheen-kamal/w-organiation.htm
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (est. and registered 1992). SDPI's mission is to catalyze the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well being, within and across generations. It is an independent, non-profit, non-government research institute established to provide advice to public, private and voluntary organizations, and to undertake advocacy on issues of public interest. Its research publications on women include "Women and Local Government", "Language and Feminist Issues in Pakistan", "Mohajir Women's Sense of Identity and Nationhood"," Women, Work and Empowerment" and "Afghan Women and the Reproduction of Patriarchy". Further information at: www.sdpi.org
Women's Action Forum (est. -)Strictly speaking this is not an NGO, but a network, which is run by a working committee. It acts as a pressure group, holds demonstrations and collaborates with NGOs on issues related to women in Pakistan. Further information at: http://aphy.ku.edu.pk/resources/res2001/afsheen-kamal/w_organization.htm
Human Rights
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (1986)Mandate includes work for the ratification and implementation by Pakistan of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of other related Charters, Covenants, Protocols, Resolutions, Recommendations and internationally adopted norms; to promote studies in the field of human rights and mobilize public opinion in favor of accepted norms through all available media and forums, and to carry out every category of activity to further the cause; Further information available at: www.hrcp-web.org
Citizen's Commission for Human Development (1985)CCHD is a development organization with multi-sectoral programmes, to achieve and improve the current development goal s towards poverty alleviation, empowerment of the disadvantaged, human and civic ecology and sustainability both in the urban and rural settings.Further information at: www.crm.sdnpk.org/pngo/cchd.htm
The Network for Consumer Protection (1992) Mission Statement: To protect and promote the interest of all Pakistani consumers: by educating them about their rights; by providing them independent information about goods and services; and by informing them about government's performance as protector of their rights, especially the poor consumers. To promote the interest of consumers by facilitating their organization and by advocating for pro-consumer policies that also address structural inequities. The organization also promotes responsible and sustainable consumption practices in society, as well as the development of alternative systems.
Further information available at: www.the network.org.pk

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NGO Resource Centre
The NGO Resource Centre operates within the framework of the Civil Society Programme of the Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan). Based in Karachi, in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, the Centre has been in existence since 1990. Its current mission is to enhance organizational effectiveness and improve systems that promote gender sensitive participatory approaches to sustainable social and economic development. It has a four-pronged strategic thrust to fulfill this mission: a) training to enhance the skills of managers and leaders’ forums to promote awareness on development issues; b) management consulting services for individual civil society organizations to facilitate their development interventions; c) information and research to create greater understanding of the role of civil society organizations, promote quality standards and an enabling policy environment for the civil society sector; and d) communication by disseminating information through target-oriented products to a wide-range of development stakeholders and civil society including community-based organizations, the corporate world, media, academics, public sector officials and concerned citizens. NGORC has been supported by the following organizations and agencies; the European Commission, through the Rural Social Development Programme; the Canadian International Development Agency and the Aga Khan Foundation, Canada through the Pakistan-Canada Social Institutions Development Programme; and the Aga Khan Foundation (USA) and USAID, through the Institutional Management and Certification Programme..

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