Pak NGOs launches WhatsApp alert service

In response to growing demand from its users, Pak NGOs has launched WhatsApp Alerts Service on December 1, 2019. It is a paid service. It can be availed even if a user is not in Pakistan. It remains active as long as the user’s WhatsApp account is active. How it works: Charges: Rs 1000 per year The amount can be paid through easy paisa account. The WhatsApp number is 0333 8890823. The user MUST save this number in his/her phone in order to receive alerts. The user can send a screen shot of the message he/she receives after making the […]


Nominations Open for USIP’s Women Building Peace Award

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Women Building Peace Award represents the Institute’s commitment to highlighting the vital role of individual women who are working every day in fragile or conflict-affected countries or regions in the pursuit of peace. The award will honor a woman peacebuilder whose substantial and practical contribution to peace is an inspiration and guiding light for future women peacebuilders. The awardee will receive $10,000, to be used at the recipient’s discretion, and be recognized at a ceremony in October 2020 at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Because this award aims to celebrate the […]


FAO organizes a technical session on ‘Accounting for Water’

Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) organized a Technical Session Water Accounting Results at Provincial Level for Sindh and Punjab from 2012-2013 to 2016-2017. It was held in Islamabad on December 9, 2019. It was attended by participants from the world bank, and Agriculture Departments of different provinces including FAO technical experts. Pakistan faces an acute water shortage which is compounded by high climatic variability. In light of the growing concerns to address the water crisis, sustainable management of water resources merits urgent attention and remains a key government priority. In an effort to promote judicious management of […]


Human Rights Reel- Film Festival 2019 concludes marking the Human Rights Day

Islamabad, 10 December 2019: The 5th edition of the “Human Rights Reel- Film Festival concludes marking the Human Rights Day (HRD) in Islamabad. The closing ceremony of the festival and commemoration of the HRD was co-organised by the Embassy of Switzerland and United Nations in Pakistan. The theme of this year’s HRD was “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights”. The objective of the film festival was to amplify the importance and enhance knowledge about the universality and diversified nature of the human rights issues among Pakistani audience especially the Youth through the creative medium of films.  H.E, Thomas Kolly, Ambassador […]


Poster Competition “Youth Voices on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”

Blue Veins is a non-governmental organization working for the empowerment of women and other socially isolated groups. Blue Veins works to empower communities towards improving their status which is essential for them in realizing their full potential of social, political and economic development and for promoting gender diversity and inclusiveness. Blue Veins is organizing a national -level poster competition having out the theme of ” Youth Voices on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights”. Through this competition the youth would be provided an opportunity to showcase their thoughts and explore their ideas regarding to the issues of their SRHR and […]


Two-day Children’s Literature Festival comes to Peshawar

The two-day 63rd Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), the largest learning festival for children and teachers in Pakistan, a flagship program of civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), will be held on December 10-11, 2019 at two well-known locations in Peshawar – Nishtar Hall and Peshawar Museum. The event, being co-hosted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Culture, will be held in collaboration with provincial departments of Tourism, Youth & Sports and the Elementary & Secondary Education. The festival will be open to all from 9am to 4pm on both the days. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Tourism, Culture, Sports, Archaeology and Youth Affairs […]


PMIC, CEIP and GharPar join hands for the economic empowerment of 1,500 individuals

Lahore, November 28 2019: Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC), GharPar Tech Pvt Limited and CSC Empowerment and Inclusion Programme (CEIP) signed an MOU aimed at skill development of aspiring women entrepreneurs with the aim to foster women empowerment and enhance financial inclusion. The signing ceremony was attended by Yasir Ashfaq – CEO PMIC, Shameelah Ismail CEO GharPar and Shaista Jan CEO CEIP. In Punjab alone the labour force participation stands at a mere 36.3%. This partnership between PMIC, CEIP and GharPar aims to create an enabling environment for women to have access to capital which will help them become micro […]


Nominations Open for Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support

The Open Heart Foundation has announced that they have started receiving nominations for Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support. Here is their message: The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) is a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide.  We are sending the following to inform you that we are now receiving nominations for the fourth edition of the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA), which is organized in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The award’s winner will receive AED 500,000 (US$136,000) as a special contribution […]


Universal Children’s Day celebrated in Islamabad

See also – Universal Children’s Day – Aik Ta’aruf Child Right Movement Pakistan – a network of about 500 organizations – celebrated the Universal Children’s Day 2019 and 30 years of United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at F-9 Park, Islamabad. More than 600 children from different schools, orphanages and slum areas of the twin cities participated in the event. Different fun and recreational activities were designed for children. Parents, community members, parliamentarians, and celebrities were also present there to celebrate this day. Parliamentary Secretary Health Yasmeen Rashid, while addressing the participants, said that Pakistan was […]


FAO distributes Rabi packages in newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar: 14 November 2019, Peshawar – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has started distribution of Rabi packages to 8 000 households, including 410 women-headed households, in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These packages are being distributed under the DFID-supported project, “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Merged District Programme,” where FAO is providing 50-kilograms of certified wheat seeds, 25-kilograms of pea seeds and Rhode grass fodder seeds to each household. Another 1 000 farming families were provided these packages under the project supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The improved climate resilient crops seed packages are provided […]