Girls Education Movement (GEM)

Girls Education Movement (GEM)


Pakistan ranks in the bottom eight countries in world for its education spending with investing less than 2% % of the GDP. Less than half of students ever complete primary school. The situation looks even grim as half of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 22. For a progressive and developed Pakistan, lot more efforts and resources need to be allocated for these young people to be productive as adults. Education is the only key to country’s progress and development. The A. . .


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Empowering Rural Women through Agricultural Innovation and Farm Management Skills

Empowering Rural Women through Agricultural Innovation and Farm Management Skills


Agriculture is the back bone of Pakistani Economy and Rural Woman is backbone of Agriculture in Pakistan. 70% of Agriculture work is done by rural women but still not recognized as a “Farmer”. It is very important to facilitate rural women farmers in every aspect of Agriculture including land rights, wages of the rural women farmers, capacity building of rural women farmers through trainings/workshops and seminars, transfer of agricultural technology and new information to them.&. . .


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Annual Conference of Rural Women Day in Pakistan

Annual Conference of Rural Women Day in Pakistan


PODA’s 6th annual conference on Rural Women Day was held successfully on 30th and 31st October 2013 at Lok Virsa Islamabad. More than 1500 participants representing 82 districts of Pakistan with the collaboration of over 30 partner organizations engaged in intensive debates about rural women’s leadership in upcoming local government elections and food security challenges for Pakistan. Financial support for the conference was provided by the European Union delegation in Pakistan, Pakista. . .


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Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) and Girls

Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) and Girls


Domestic Violence (DV) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) are not clearly defined as crimes in Pakistani criminal law. The police often tend to treat domestic violence as a private matter directly concerned with those involved, an issue for civil courts rather than criminal court.  Although there are some new laws aimed at protecting women from violence, most Pakistani women, police and communities are not aware about the new laws. The fact that there is no clear law criminalizatio. . .


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Early Childhood Education Centers

Early Childhood Education Centers


Early Childhood Education Village Centers (ECEVC) is an innovative initiative by PODA to provide quality education to rural children from age two and half to 5th class.The main purpose of this initiative is to facilitate women farmers and poor villagers who cannot afford to send their children to school because there is no early childhood education service. Therefore the parents either send their children to religious Madarassas or do not send them to school at all or in most cases if there. . .


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Promoting Human Rights and Economic Empowerment in Rural Pakistan !

WHO WE ARE

PODA is a women’s rights NGO working for the promotion and protection of human rights in rural areas of Pakistan since 2003.

WHAT WE DO

PODA’s mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized rural communities, children, women and youth through formal and non-formal education, legal empowerment and human rights advocacy to build a locally democratic and globally peaceful society.

WHY WE DO IT

PODA’s vision is a democratic society based on education and gender equality for everyone.

  • Children Rights Education

    Children Rights Education

    PODA designs, implements and monitors and evaluates projects in all parts of Pakistan for the promotion and protection of Children's " Right to Education ". Currently PODA is implementing the following projects.

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  • Democracy & Human Rights Education

    Democracy & Human Rights Education

    Democracy & Human Rights Education Program organizes rural communities to understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens of Pakistan and links them with Government services, resources and institutions so that the citizens are a . . .


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  • Women's Rights Advocacy & Education

    Women's Rights Advocacy & Education

    Women's Rights Advocacy & Education program creates awareness about existing laws that promote and protect women's rights in Pakistan and advocates for improving women's social, economic and legal status in the society. The program works . . .


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  • Agriculture & Small Business Education

    Agriculture & Small Business Education

    Agriculture & Small Business Education Program provides hands-on training,step-by-step guidance and mentoring to youth, women and marginalized communities on how to start their own business in agriculture, handicrafts or any relevant ent . . .


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