Women’s Voice and Leadership-Pakistan (WVL-Pakistan), is a five-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and implemented by Oxfam Canada, in collaboration with Oxfam in Pakistan. The project WVL is part of GAC’s Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) Program, a global initiative to support the capacity and activities of 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.
Over the course of five years (2019 to 2024), the project will work with 12 partner WROs that represent the country’s geographic and demographic diversity, that are inclusive of ethnic, religious, and linguistic minority groups, and that possess gender expertise in different thematic areas. Using a strategic combination of funding mechanisms and capacity-strengthening support, WVL-Pakistan will strengthen these organizations to be better managed and self-sustaining and to deliver programming that better meets the needs of the women they serve. It will also improve the ability of WROs and activists to work together more effectively to better influence gender-transformative policy.
Awaz-e-Niswan (AAN), has partnered with OXFAM around Women Voices Leadership programme. Under this programme, Oxfam will work with AAN, providing organizational capacity building, core and responsive programmatic and knowledge-based support to effectively realize its vision of gender justice.
The project seeks to increase Pakistani women’s and girls’ enjoyment of human rights and to advance gender equality in Pakistan by strengthening the individual and collective capacity of women’s rights organizations (WROs), women’s rights activists, and coalitions within the women’s movement.
Under WVL AAN plans to work in Chakwal, Nowshera, Peshawar, Gilgit. Karachi and Quetta, Turbat, Hyderabad, Ghizer