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Who We Are

The Women’s Voice and Leadership Program is a worldwide initiative by Global Affairs Canada being implemented in 30 countries to support local and regional women’s organizations and movements seeking to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women’s and girls’ rights and achieve gender equality. The Women’s Voice and Leadership – Pakistan (WVL-P) project aligns with Canada’s commitments under its Feminist International Assistance Policy, and Oxfam Canada’s acknowledgement that local WROs are best placed to support transformative change that will advance women’s rights and gender equality within the Pakistani context.


We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.

We take responsibility for our action and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.

We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.

We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.

We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.

As a response to this, Women’s Voice and Leadership - Pakistan (WVL-P) strengthens the individual


In Pakistan, women and girls are among the most at risk of having their human rights violated, and those who are also members of other marginalized groups face further discrimination. Pakistan’s Constitution calls for equality, rights and protection for all. Despite this, human rights violations are an ongoing concern.



Gender Parity Index

Global Gender Gap Report 2021



Marriage before 18 years

UNICEF Global Database, 2021



Human Development

UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) Rankings, 2020

16 days of Activism

One day seminar on "International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women" was Organized by DEWA under the WVL-P project in collaboration with District Administration & District Youth Office Dir Lower at Govt Girls Degree Colleges Timergara. The event was facilitated by DEWA staff project coordinator Miss Nizakat & Noor Bano . Executive Director Najma Falak briefed the participants regarding 16 Days of activism . Mrs . Zuhra Usman principal Govt Girls Degree Colleges Timergara was invited as Chief Guest. She expressed her view regarding the occasion to the participants. Almost 160 students & teachers attended a seminar in which three students spoke about women's issues and raised their voices against violence and gender discrimination, as well as performed a play about the consequences of violence against women. At the end of the session Cash Prizes . Certificates and Shields were presented to the Participants, Organizers and Prominent Guests.

Where We Work

Alliances Short Grantee WROs

Our Partners

Feminist Fridays
Legislative Watch Group
Mumkin Alliance
NOW Communities