Women's Welfare

Acid Survivors Foundation, Pakistan

The Acid Survivors Foundation Pakistan provides medical, psychosocial and legal support to the victims of acid attacks in the country, to ensure their physical reconstruction and reintegration into mainstream society. It was founded in 2006 with the support of UK based Acid Survivors Trust International.



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Aurat Foundation

Aurat Foundation is a national, non-profit, non-governmental organization working for women's empowerment. The organization was created in 1986 and deals with a wide spectrum of women's welfare issues in rural and urban areas all across Pakistan. It is also known as the Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation. The organization also manages a USAID funded Gender Equity Program.


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Depilex Smile Again Foundation

The aim of this foundation is to help female survivors of acid and kerosene oil burns in Pakistan. Started in 2003, the organization tries to provide victims with the appropriate medical attention and reconstructive surgery, psychological/psychiatric support, shelter and vocational training. It also strives to create social awareness and sensitivity, and is working towards the complete eradication of this horrific crime.



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Kaarvan Foundation

Kaarvan is an organization that promotes social equity and the economic empowerment of women, from low income communities across Pakistan. Established in 2004, the non-profit organization has enabled over 6000 women artisans to enhance their skills and develop crafts, to earn a livelihood. It aims to strengthen the skills and business capacities of women both in rural and urban communities. Kaarvan's arts and crafts products made by women are available directly in Kaarvan stores in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Kaarvan also creates opportunities for artisans to sell their products through wholesale markets and to other buyers.


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Sarim Burney Welfare Trust

Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International is an organization that works to help the oppressed people of society. With its head office located in Karachi, the trust provides shelter for neglected or abused women and children and the elderly. It also provides legal aid to innocent or economically deprived prisoners. It further helps to locate missing children and helps to organize weddings for orphan or poor girls. The trust engages in many such human rights related charitable activities.



Shahina Aftab Foundation

Shahina Aftab Foundation (SAF) is an NGO whose primary objective is providing women who are set back in life by the impact of natural disasters/conflicts/social exclusion/ hardship & distress, with tools & skilled to restart their lives. This is done through skill based training, empowerment & sustainable income generating project. The aim is to empower women to be "agents of change" who provide for themselves, their children and play an active role in community development. SAF also advocates on social issues such as the environment, corporate social responsibility and calamity management.




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Bedari is an organization working for the protection and promotion of womens' and girls' human rights in Pakistan. Two areas that Bedari focuses on are violence against womenand education for women.


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Services for Community Development Foundation

The Services for Community Development Foundation is an NGO based in West Karachi that serves to alleviate the problems of women. The foundation deals with issues that include women's education, lack of sanitation and hygiene, a shortage of food and jobs, sectarian problems and a lack of investment. The organization's motto is "service, awareness, and development." It aims to better the lives of girls and women, with a focus on the Lasi Goth area in Karachi.



Thatta Kedona

Thatta Kedona is a project run by the NGO known as Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama, whereby rural women create traditional dolls that are sold as Pakistani handicrafts all around the world. These dolls are an income generating measure for the rural population of Thatta village as well as a means of preserving the heritage and traditional culture of the area. Thatta Kedona is part of a much larger concept in which all the people of the village are involved in different roles.


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