Women Rights Program [WRP]
 
 
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NDS is committed to empower women in order to initiate struggle for emancipation of women from the yoke of obscurantism through awareness
raising, advocacy campaign and capacity building of the women because it believes that liberation from such obscurantism is only the right of getting
equal opportunities.
Program Goal
To improve socio-economic status of women in the country by undertaking as well supporting integrated awareness raising, advocacy and  women
development policies, programs and initiatives  for the increasing their access to resources, institutions and knowledge.
Program Objectives
a) To organize and mobilize women especially in rural areas through formation their groups and coalitions at gross root level.
b) To promote and protect women rights in the country by undertaking awareness raising, advocacy and capacity building initiatives.
c) To address gender- based discrimination and raise voice to reduce violence against women.
d) To advocate for greater reorganization, realization and protection of womenís economic rights and their role in the production.
e) To ensure and support womenís participation in political and decision-making process at all levels.
f) To promote womenís legal rights through legal awareness raising and legal aid and counseling to survivor of violence against women.
g) To initiate and support women for the improving economic conditions and rights especially land, food and employment.

Program Initiatives
At present NDS is implementing following two long-term projects with the support of Action Aid-Pakistan & Oxfam GB under Women Rights
Program.
1. Women Empowerment and Rights Program with ActionAid-since 2005.
2.  We Can End All Violence against Women with Oxfam GB since 2005
3. Prevention of Gender based Violence in Flood affected Areas
4.  Flood Affected Womenís Empowerment Project with USAC
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Project Title
Year
Location
Donor / Partner
Main Interventions/Achievements
01
Women
Empowerment
Program
2006 to
date
32 villages of 2
Taluka
Shahdadkot and
Qubo Saeed Khan
ActionAid-
Pakistan
v 10 women groups have been formed.
v Trainings on organizational development with 10 women
groups.
v 3 vocational centers for women have been established.
v 5 adult literacy centers for women.
v Provision indigenous seeds to 175 women famers annually.
v 70 women-headed families have been provided goats.
v Celebrate women day as annual festival for rural women
v Para Legal/MFLO Sessions with 375 women.
v 45 gender sessions with 425 women.
v 30 rallies and protests have been organized.
v 15 conferences and forums have been organized.
v Research on domestic violence.
Wall poster, sticker and booklet on violence against women.
02
We Can End All
Violence against
women
2005 -
2011
District Kamber-
Shahdadkot
Oxfam GB
v 10500 change makers have been created.
v 30 community dialogues  have been organized on VAW,
v 15 citizenís forums on VAW
v 10 public rallies and 2 change makerís assemblies and 2 sports
taur: have been organized.
Change makers forums in 20 villages, 5 UCs and 2 Taluka have been
formed.
03
Prevention of
Gender based
Violence in Flood
affected Areas
2010 -
2011
Distirct Kambr-
Shahdadkot
Shirkat Gah &
UNFP
v Establishment a Women Friendly Space for the benefiting for 10
villages.
v Formation of Community Support Committee at space level.
v Formation of Advocacy Group on Gender Based Violence.
v Organize health, hygiene, and gender and women rights
sessions.
v Organize recreational activities for women.
Provision legal, reproductive, physchio  services to affected
04
Rural Womenís
Economic
Empowerment
Through Income
Generation
Initiatives in Flood
affected Area
2011-
2012
20 flood affected
UCs of Qubo and
Shahdadkot
UUSC-USA
v This project is being implemented in three UCs of district
Kamber Shahdadkot
v Formation of  10 women groups
v Open One Bakh Display centre at Shahdadkot for sellig the
women handmade embrodiary where rural women display their
hand crafts.
v Distribution of Sewing machines among 100 rural trained 
women
v In the different five villages 5 women has been made to open
shops mean they are supported on doing small business.
Rural women also trained on small business.
Summary of Program Interventions & Achievements