More than 150 representatives of civil society organizations from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attended a meeting convened by the Foundation to share its experiences of analyzing federal and provincial budgets and also using citizen monitoring to assess government performance.
The Foundation trained nearly 2,000 elected councilors in District Abbottabad. They become more familiar with their roles and responsibilities defined under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Local Government Act 2013. They also learnt budgeting and participatory planning skills.
The Foundation’s recommendations to assist Pakistan achieve better compliance of Cedaw General Recommendation #30 was endorsed by activists from across the province. This effort was appreciated by Ms. Meraj Humayun Khan, the Chairperson of the Women Parliamentary Caucus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Opposition leaders MPA Syed Jafar Shah (ANP) and MPA Amna Sardar (PML-N) participate in a provincial conference in which the Foundation presented its analysis of KP’s Budget FY2016-17.
Poetry, music and theater was used to popularize alternate narratives to extremism.
The Foundation’s capacity building support has helped more than 45 CSOs in KP to use social accountability for better public services in some of the poorest areas of the province.
Using its strong roots within rural communities and its in-house technical expertise, the Foundation constructs or repairs gravity-flow supply schemes to provide drinking water in some of the poorest villages in the mountainous regions of Abbottabad. The workload of women was reduced as without supply mechanisms they were forced to walk for several hours to fetch water for domestic use.
Awaz-e-Niswan: the Foundation is bringing together young female students and community women leaders in districts Abbottabad and Haripur, and assisting them in increasing their political participation.