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AF Existing Projects (2010 – 2017)
1. Gender Equity Program - GEP (2010-2017). It is a grant-making programme being implemented in collaboration with the Asia Foundation, funded by USAID. It will extend over 400 grants to civil society organizations and governmental gender entities. It has four key objectives:
i) women’s access to justice and human rights
ii) women’s economic empowerment
iii) combating gender-based violence and iv) capacity-building of Pakistani organizations.
2. AAWAZ Voice and Accountability Programme (2012-2017). AAWAZ is a five-year programme to strengthen democratic processes in Pakistan by making it more open, inclusive and accountable to citizens. It is funded by DFID and managed by DAI. The programme will be implemented in 45 districts across Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces by Aurat Foundation, SAP-Pk, SPO and Sungi Development Foundation.
3. Social Mobilisation - Waseela-e-Taleem - BISP (2012-2016):  Aurat Foundation is the implementing partner of Pakistan's largest safety net program of Government, the Benazir Income Support Program. With the financial assistance by DFID, AF is undertaking child enrollment campaign under Waseela-e-Taleem component of BISP in 32 districts. The basic objective of the program is to assist the GoP in achieving MGD targets for universal primary education through conditional cash transfers to BISP beneficiaries. The program is aimed at mobilizing BISP beneficiaries (mothers) to enroll her primary school going children (age 5-12 years) in primary schools and qualify for RS.600 cash transfers per child per quarter. Piloting in five districts in 2012, the program extended to 32 districts by 2014. AF is currently operational in Larkana, Sukkur, Benazirabad, Karachi South, Thatta and Qamabr Shahdadkot in Sindh Province; Rawalpindi, Narowal, Sialkot, Khushab, Rahimyar Khan, Bhawalpur and Bhwalnagar in Punjab Province; Charsadda, Kohat, Mansehra,Malakand, Noshera, Bannu and Haripur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province; Loralai, Musa Khel, Noshki, Jhal Magsi, Gawadarand Awaran in Balochistan Province; Skardu, Gilgit and Diamir in Gilgit-Baltistan Region; Mirpur, Bagh and Kotli from AJK region respectively.
4. Policy and Data Monitor on Violence against Women - PDM-VAW (2011-2016): Under the project funded by Trocaire, AF monitors and documents incidents of violence against women and; works towards pushing them higher in priority on the agendas of major political parties and decision-making bodies.
5. Leverage in social transformation of elected nominees - LISTEN (July 2013- June 2017): leverage in social transformation of elected nominees project aims to promote active citizenship among 1200 women and youth in 30 targeted districts by building their capacities to strengthen women voices through dialogue and engagement with, and oversight of the elected provincial and national assembly representatives till 2017.
The current proposed intervention is also a step ahead towards appraisal of elected leaders and promoting watchful and vigilant follow up of the women and men voters on the performance of their elected leaders in the event of community demands.
This project is implementing in the 30 districts of Pakistan i.e. 15 districts of Punjab, 9 districts of Sindh, 3 districts of KP and 3 districts of Balochistan. 
6. Institutional Capacity Strengthening of Women Development Department, Punjab (September 2015 – March 2016): This project is designed to facilitate a process that leads to women empowerment while exploring the possible modes for carrying out some reinforcing initiatives to collaborate with the Women Development Department of Government of Punjab. It is funded by Oxfam Pakistan.
Project illustrative activities include: situational analysis and need assessment on capacity building needs, develop road map-women empowerment initiative 2016, implementation strategy for WDD, provision of human resources and institutional capacity / resources for WDD, training at district level of relevant institutions to strengthen existing mechanism in Muzafargarh district.