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‘Enhancing Women’s Economic Empowerment’ launched, Karachi


‘Enhancing Women’s Economic Empowerment’ launched

Launching ceremony of USAID supported ‘Enhancing Women’s Economic Empowerment’ project, a joint venture of Aurat Foundation’s Gender Equity Programme (GEP) and Management & Development Foundation (MDF), was held on 12 April, 2016, at Arts Council, Karachi. The event was attended by representatives of Women Development Department, CSOs, NGOs, project beneficiaries, and other stakeholders.

MDF, through this project, will train 60 housewives of Sakhi Hassan area in Karachi to cook hygienic food and distribute as lunch boxes to the nearby industries and offices. MDF will also establish their linkages with corporate sector in Karachi who are the end beneficiaries of this project. These women will also be given basic knowledge about developing their small enterprise, market linkages as well as methods to sustain their business beyond the life of this project.

The project objectives and scope were presented in detail to the participants. Ms. Musarat Jabeen, Deputy Director, Women Development Department, Sindh, expressed her appreciation of the project which has provided opportunity to women to take part in change, advance women rights, and reduce poverty at household level. Ms. Mehnaz Rehman, Resident Director, Aurat Foundation, appreciated MDF Management for close coordination and involving all stakeholders for the project launch.