Training CSOs In Budget Analysis & Advocacy

Training CSOs in Budget Analysis & Advocacy

7 Pakistani CSOs working on VAWG, women's rights, healthcare, education & governance attended a five-day intensive training on budgets facilitated by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the Foundation. The training helped participants become more familiar with budget documents, learn…

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10th Aawaz II KP Provincial Forum Meeting

10th Aawaz II KP Provincial Forum Meeting

An expanded membership & more field-based engagement were recommended to further strengthen the Provincial Forum in the next phase of Aawaz II. It was agreed that it is an important platform that brings together all key government and civil society…

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TOT On Media Reporting

TOT on Media Reporting

The Foundation facilitated participation of journalists from KP in a TOT on gender-sensitive media reporting. The TOT was led by Simorgh and Digital Rights Foundation.

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Improved Water Supply For Abbottabad

Improved Water Supply for Abbottabad

Completion Ceremony, Abbottabad, 1 June 2022 Since 2021, the Foundation has worked with WSSC and Oxfam to rehabilitate water tanks, upgrade distribution lines, install pumping machinery, construct staff rooms and provide other facilities to improve the supply of water to…

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KP Budget FY2022-23

KP Budget FY2022-23

KP WPC presents GRB proposals to KP's Finance Minister Peshawar 30 May 2022 "Last year KP WPC's proposals led to an allocation of Rs.1 billion, reducing the gender gap in KP's budget FY2021-22. This year again they have made remarkable…

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Pre-Eid Food Assistance

Pre-Eid Food Assistance

29 April 2022 in Abbottabad In collaboration with the Social Welfare Department, District Abbottabad, the Foundation distributed one month's food items to about 100 poor families, giving priority to those with trans and differently-abled people. This was made possible through…

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Aawaz II Provincial Forum KP Meeting

Aawaz II Provincial Forum KP Meeting

Peshawar, 30 March 2022 Members of Aawaz II PF reviewed the past two-year progress & made suggestions for building on success in the next two years. They also followed up on key legislative, budget, policy & perfomance issues at the…

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Citizen Budget FY 2021-22

Citizen Budget FY 2021-22

District Haripur, 1 March 2022 The Foundation facilitated members of the Aawaz II District Forum-Haripur & local activists using social accountability for improved public services under Fempower to attend a meeting in which DC-Haripur presented a Citizen Budget FY2021-22 with…

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Building Resilient Urban Communities

Building Resilient Urban Communities

1 March 2022, Abbottabad OXFAM and the Foundation handed over hardware material to the District Administration & the Water & Sanitation Company (WSSC) in Abbottabad as part of its demonstration project to help governments & urban communities build resilience to…

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Social Integration Of Religious Minorities In KP

Social Integration of Religious Minorities in KP

Aawaz-II Provincial Consultation 23 February 2022, Peshawar Aawaz-II's district dialogues commemorating the World Interfaith Harmony Week in early February 2022 identified critical issues faced by non-Muslim citizens in KP. At the Aawaz-II Provincial Consultation on 23 February 2022 about 100…

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Khuli Kutcheri For Women

Khuli Kutcheri for Women

Social Accountability Actions 25 January 2022, Pabbi-District Nowshera About 30 women activists were assisted by the Foundation to present public petitions for drinking water, healthcare facilities, waste disposal and other public services to the DC Nowshera, Mir Reza Ozgen, and,…

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Social Inclusion In KP’s Local Government

Social Inclusion in KP’s Local Government

Aawaz-II Consultation ‘Local government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is significant as it will help build social capital, improve the delivery of public services, and help citizens assert their rights.” Ms. Farida Shaheed, Executive Director, Shirkat Gah & Member-Aawaz-II Provincial Forum emphasised…

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Gender-responsive Budgeting, CEDAW & SDG 5

Gender-responsive budgeting, CEDAW & SDG 5

Punjab Budget FY2021-22 Meeting with Punjab parliamentarians, government officials & CSOs 29 December 2021, Lahore About 35 participants including MPs, government officials, academics and CSO members attended the meeting to review details of the Punjab Budget FY2021-22, analyzed by the…

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Leadership Training

Leadership Training

In the second half of 2021, the Foundation developed leadership and communication skills of nearly 3,000 women and 600 men from local communities in 5 KP districts. The trained leaders became more familiar with gender equality, human & constitutional rights. They…

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Social Accountability Updates

Social Accountability Updates

Government actions on 321 public demands by local CSOs trained by the Foundation improve the delivery of public services to some of the poorest communities in 5 KP districts (Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan & Nowshera). The largest number of demands (78) related to water…

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Aawaz-II Consultation On Child Protection In KP

Aawaz-II Consultation on Child Protection in KP

Emphasizing the need for public backing for effective implementation of laws, Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, KP’s Secretary Social Welfare & Women’s Development, said “Aawaz-II is strategically placed to provide this support through its tiered presence and interventions at the district…

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Aawaz-II Provincial Forum’s 6th Meeting

Aawaz-II Provincial Forum’s 6th Meeting

The Provincial Forum reviewed its past year’s work and achievements. This included: (a) bringing all key government and non-government stakeholders together on a platform; (b) creating understanding & visibility of Aawaz-II: its objectives, strategy & institutional structure from villages to…

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KP Budget FY2021-22: Resources For Vulnerable Groups

KP Budget FY2021-22: Resources for Vulnerable Groups

A discussion on KP’s Budget FY2021-22 was held a day before it was tabled in the provincial assembly. The consultation was organized by British Council under Aawaz-II in collaboration with the Sub-National Governance-II Programme. Speaking at the event, Dr. Sumera…

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Gender Responsive Budget Proposals

Gender Responsive Budget Proposals

KP's Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra committed Rs.100 million to increase shelters for survivors and women at risk. He confirmed that the province's budget FY2021-22 will include SDG references to help track achievements against these benchmarks. The Minister also committed…

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3rd Wave: Covid-19 Response

3rd Wave: Covid-19 Response

The Foundation provides 1,500 PPE suits, 1,500 N95 masks, 37,500 surgical masks, and 950 sanitizers for frontline health workers & other essential personnel in KP’s Districts Mardan & Nowshera. This was made possible with support from philanthropists & Oxfam.

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Aawaz-II KP 5th Provincial Forum Meeting & Action Planning

Aawaz-II KP 5th Provincial Forum Meeting & Action Planning

29 March 2021, Peshawar The fifth meeting of Aawaz-II Provincial Forum in KP was held on Monday, 29 March 2021 at Peshawar, hosted by the foundation and British Council.  The meeting  also addressed the agenda of Provincial Forum action planning on Aawaz – II core themes of Child Labour, Early/Forced Marriages, and, Gender-based Violence. The discussion framed on understanding the current…

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Aawaz-II Partners National Forum

Aawaz-II Partners National Forum

15-16 March 2021, Islamabad British Council brought together the Foundation and other partners from KP & Punjab to review the completion of Aawaz-II’s first implementation year. Achievements were celebrated, challenges identified and future plans drawn up. The event also helped…

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Promoting Social Cohesion – Aawaz-II ToTs

Promoting Social Cohesion – Aawaz-II ToTs

23-25 February & 3-5 March 2021, Islamabad 34 participants from seven Khyber Pakhtunkhwa downstream partners of Aawaz-II attended two training of trainers events organized by the British Council with support from the Foundation. The ToTs helped participants to better understand social…

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Fempower Pakistan Training Of Trainers – Leadership

Fempower Pakistan Training of Trainers – Leadership

13 female and 14 male activists from 12 CSOs KP’s five districts of Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Nowshera and Peshawar attended a training on Leadership. They became more familiar with diversity and the imperative for inclusion. Human rights were discussed in detail, and participants were assisted…

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Fempower Pakistan Leadership TOT

Fempower Pakistan Leadership TOT

1-4 February 2021, Lahore Shirkat Gah facilitated a Training of Trainers, attended by 20 representatives of the Foundation, Simorgh and Shirkat Gah. The training helped participants become more familiar with the concepts of diversity and inclusion, rights and development, gender, leadership, advocacy and communication. A module of leadership was provided -- as a reference guide for cascading replications with community leaders. Specifically, the…

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Aawaz-II Training Of Trainers

Aawaz-II Training of Trainers

To better understand Aawaz-II’s themes of Child Labour, GBV and Early/Forced Marriages, the Foundation assisted the British Council to organize a Training of Trainers. About 20 participants from nine KP districts and the Foundation staff attended an in-depth and engaging training…

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COVID-19: The Foundation’s Response 2020-21

COVID-19: the Foundation’s Response 2020-21

The Foundation has consistently tried to contribute to efforts of preventing the spread of Covid-19. The following provide some highlights: March 2020: The Foundation designed and implemented a public service campaign to help people adopt protective measures against Covid-19. Messages…

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Online Training: Open Budget Survey 2021, COVID-19 Module

Online training: Open Budget Survey 2021, COVID-19 module

Four team members of the Foundation were among 37 researchers from 25 countries who attended an online training on the new, 25-indicator COVID-19 module of the Open Budget Survey which supplements the core OBS questionnaire with an assessment of the transparency of emergency fiscal measures and…

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