2018 Elections: the Foundation launches a campaign to assist more than 17,000 women in Abbottabad & Haripur to use their right to vote

    Celebrating the International Women’s Day, the Foundation launched a campaign to help more than 17,000 women in Abbottabad and Haripur to get their NICs and register as voters.  A training workshop was held in Abbottabad for 60 local volunteers inducted for the campaign. Speaking on the occasion, the Foundation’s Executive Director Ms. Rashida Dohad said: “we are committed to assisting women to play their due role in national politics. We will reach the…

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Training CSOs in Digital App

        A part of the Foundation’s capacity building of CSOs in social accountability is training them in using a specially designed digital app; Awam to upload stories of citizen monitoring of government facilities. This app has been developed by the Foundation’s partner Media Matter for Democracy (MMfD) who also leads the training on it. On 27 and 28 February 2018,  8 women and 15 men from 13 CSOs from Battagram and Mansehra were…

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Analysis, strategies, Team building and Fun
Program & Review & Planning

        A three day Programme Review & Planning (PRP) meeting was held in Lahore from 26-28 December 2017.   Objectives   Review programme implementation during: 1 March 2017–31 December 2017 Planning of ongoing projects like CERAG, SELP, AAN and She can lead. Improve team interaction and communication. Identification of challenges towards implementation of project activities.

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Building Capacities in Social Accountability.
Training CSOs from KP’s districts Mansehra & Battagram

      17 women and 49 men from 25 CSOs from districts Mansehra and Battagram participated in a Social Accountability training on 20-22 December 2017. This training was part of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to build capacities in social accountability of more than 100 CSOs in 12 districts of KP.  Social Accountability is a broad range of actions & mechanisms used by citizens & CSOs to hold public officials & service providers to account. It…

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Citizen Journalism Training by MMfD in collaboration with the Foundation

        Media Matters for Democracy in collaboration with the Foundation trained CSO activists to upload social accountability stories on the app AWAM. MMfD is the Foundations partner in CERAG. Developing a mobile application ‘Awam’ comes under their domain in this joint venture. ‘Awam’ is a digital tool to facilitate citizens to generate multimedia journalism content, particularly on the local governance issues of their communities, and interface this content with the mainstream media…

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Asia Pacific Leaders Conference

          As part of the OGP framework of cross-country learning, the Government of Indonesia hosted the Asia Pacific Leaders Forum on Open Government on 14 December 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Its overarching theme was: Open Government for Inclusive Development. The forum brought together 750 participants including heads of governments, ministers, local government leaders, civil society, business, development partners, and other opinion leaders from the region and beyond to share their experiences…

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Building Capacities in Social Accountability.
Training CSOs from KP’s districts Abbottabad & Haripur

      39 women and 40 men from 22 CSOs from districts Abbottabad and Haripur participated in a Social Accountability training on 27-29 November 2017. This training was part of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to build capacities in social accountability of more than 100 CSOs in 12 districts of KP.  Social Accountability is a broad range of actions & mechanisms used by citizens & CSOs to hold public officials & service providers to account. It…

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Peoples Assembly on Public Participation in Public Budgets Abbottabad Press Club

        A Peoples Assembly was organized at the Abbottabad Press Club on 20 November 2017. 108 women and 248 men from eight districts of the province participated in the Assembly. They discussed the Foundation’s findings and adopted a Charter of Demands. Outline of Citizen Charter of Demands for Fair & Transparent Public Budgets : Government Priorities Equitable Distribution of Development Funds Promote Transparency Fiscal Decentralization Pro-Women Allocations It was presented to Deputy…

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