Aurat Publication & Information Service Foundation
Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation
S # Name of Projects

Strengthening Participatory Local Governance (2018-2019)
The overall   objective   of the project is to strengthen   local governments    and rights based CSOs so that they can contribute to improved governance, accountability and governance processes at local, sub-national and national   level in Pakistan.

It has three objectives:

  • Strengthening     coordination    and networking between different tiers of local governments, between the local governments   and the provincial authorities, and between the local governments   and CSOs to improving the demand side by creating awareness amongst the target population to demand efficient   and quality   services   and participate in decisions.
  • Develop coordination and consensus amongst the LGs and sub national government   to influence   required policy change   and on issues such as release of timely resources to the local governments   for effective planning and also engage the Sub-national CSO networks.
  • Sharing good practices and lessons learned with various CSO networks to create a multiplier effect and advocate at various   levels   including   the national   parliamentarians    elected from these   districts; hence creating   a momentum    that   can   affect   a more   cohesive   effort   towards   affecting   local governance.

Creating Spaces - To Take Action on Violence against Women and Girls (2017-2019)
Creating Spaces project is the continuation of mutual trust and cooperation between Aurat Foundation and OXFAM in Pakistan with the financial support of Global Affairs Canada. It has three outcomes:

  1. Active engagement of community leaders (including religious, private sector, and political leaders) and youth (both girls and boys) in advancing women’s rights, women’s leadership and the elimination of violence against women and girls by building their capacity.
  2. Ensure that women and girls who have been affected by violence and child, early and forced marriage are able to ensure their long-term well-being by accessing support services, such as safe spaces (shelters), and psycho-social support, as well as economic opportunities.
Support strategic linkages, national and regional alliances and innovative knowledge and accountability systems that advance the rights of women and girls.

Strengthening provincial Assemblies- SUBAI (2017-2019)
To advance the functioning of Pakistan parliamentary institution, in particular Pakistan provincial assemblies, through effective legislation, strengthened policy and budget oversight and enhanced representation.  It has three results:
Result 1:  Strengthened institutional development process and framework of assemblies and better equipped elected representatives, selected committees and other parliamentary bodies at provincial level;
Result 2: Strengthened assemblies' secretariats at provincial level;
Result 3: Improved transparency and accessibility of provincial assemblies.


Need Assessment and Implementation of Technical Capacity Building and Upgradation of Identified Dar ul Amans (DUAs)/Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Crisis Cells (2018-2020)
Aurat Foundation with support of UN Women is gaining to undertake a thorough needs assessment of 7 identified Dar ul Amans/ SBBCs, including physical as well as technical needs and to implement the capacity building and upgradation of those
Shelters accordingly. The project objectives are:

  1. A comprehensive needs assessment
  2. Prepare an implementation plan for technical capacity building
  3. To provide a plan of recommendations for refurbishment/ upgradation
Implement the refurbishment in order to bring the identified DUAs/ SBBCs in line with the guidelines/ minimum standards for shelters and good practices.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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. 
9 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.
S # Name of Funding Agency Project Title
1 Oxfam-GB Leverage accountability through empowered women - LATEW
2 Oxfam-GB Gender Responsive Education Budget Analysis - GREBA
3 UNFPA Reclaiming Gender Rights in Crisis – RGR
4 Oxfam-GB Women’s Effective Participation and Leadership in Decision-Making Process (WEPLDP)
5 UN Women Engendering Peace & Security Project
6 ICCO Restoration of Women Livelihood Project
7 ICCO Women CarVan Leaders Project
8 WLP Women Learning Partnership (WLP)
9 CIDA Information Network Centers (INC)
10 CIDA Effective Representation of Women Councilors Program (ERWCP)
11 CIDA Women Participation in Local Government Election 2005 (WPLGE)
12 ILO Research
13 UNICEF Awareness raising and capacity building
14 UNICEF Advocacy and Action Program
15 UNICEF Election Campaign 2000-01
16 UNICEF Bi-Election Campaign 2004
17 UNFPA Documentation and Resource Centre (DRC)
18 UNFPA Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
19 UNIFEM Haryali Conference
20 UNIFEM Radio Program INC
21 UNIFEM Capacity Building of Women Councilors
22 UNIFEM Strengthening the network of Home-based workers
23 UNIFEM World Trade Organization (WTO)
24 UNIFEM Women Lively hood in Pakistan
25 UNIFEM Convention for Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
26 TAF Financial Management Training Program (FMTP)
27 TAF Money Talks (MT)
28 TAF Legal Empowerment (LE)
29 HBF Political Education Program (PEP)
30 HBF Political Education Program (PEP Afghanistan)
31 HBF Enabling Women's Effective Participation in Political Institutions (EWEPPI)
32 HBF Transforming Public Commitments into Gender-Responsive Governance (TPCGRG)
33 WASA Solid Waste Management
34 RADA BURNEN Advocacy Campaign on the rights of child
35 UNDP Bi-Election Campaign 2004
36 UNDP Gender Justice through Musaliati Anjuman (GJTMA)
37 UNDP Report on Gender Violence Cases (RGVC)
38 NOVIB Institutional Strengthening (IS)
39 ICCO Information Network Centers (INC)
40 IWRAW Booklet on women participation in Local Government Election
41 UNOPS Citizen's Campaign for Women Representation in Local Government Election 2000-01 (CCWR)
42 SDC Women Prisoners Jail Project (WPP)
43 SDC Bi-Election Campaign 2004
44 GTZ Strengthening Capacity Building of Selected Women's
45 GTZ Women Crises Centre (WCC)
46 GTZ Women Advisory Centre (WAC)
47 GTZ Strengthening Dar-ul-Aman through Citizen Support in Punjab (DUA)
48 DFID Strengthening capacity building of citizens groups
49 DFID Bi-Election Campaign 2004
50 DFID Visible products invisible hands (Kraft Mela)
51 DFID Strengthening social capital for activism for women's rights
52 ADB RETA- Gender and governance issue in Local Government
53 ADB Legal Clinic (LC)
54 Ford Foundation Action Research Study
55 OXFAM Effective Sensitization & Awareness Drive (ESAD)
56 OXFAM Violence Against Women (VAW)
57 OXFAM Honor Killing Campaign (HKC)
58 OXFAM We Can End Violence Against Women - Campaign (EVAW)
59 OXFAM Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
60 RSPN A Development Communication Experience for Empowering Rural Women (DCEERW)
61 RSPN International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-Research
62 HNSA Advocacy for Change
63 Action Aid Home-based workers
64 SDF Women Home-based Workers
65 SAP-PK Campaign for Free & Fair Election in Pakistan 2008
66 SAP-PK Training
67 AJWS Flood Relief Activities
68 EU Inspired Plus
69 IDEAS Women’s voter registration in Lahore
70 UN Women HomeNet Pakistan Empowerment of women home-based workers and excluded groups in Pakistan
71 TDEA Strengthening electoral & legislative processes (SELP)
72 NCA Joint social action for equal rights and opportunities for marginalized communities in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
73 UN Women HomeNet Pakistan Empowerment of women home-based workers and excluded groups in Pakistan
74 UNDP Promotion of Gender Justice in Pakistan
75 WLP Women’s Learning Partnership ToT programme
76 DAI Strengthening Sindh Human Rights Commission for CVE oversight and Peace building)