CEIP receives 2nd largest community mobilizer award from State Bank of Pakistan

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP-BSC), Lahore awarded CSC Empowerment and Inclusion Program (CEIP) the ‘2nd largest Community Mobilizer Award’ for the period 2018-19. Ms Saira Basharat (Human Resource Executive, CSC-CEIP) received the award from (Managing Director SBP, BSC Lahore: Muhammad Ashraf Khan) at a ceremony held in SBP Lahore Branch on (5/09/2019). CEIP facilitated SBP in conducting Financial Literacy Trainings in the districts of  Lahore, Okara and Kasur by providing them with a large number of clients under this initiative. CEIP has successfully completed two years of NFLP trainings with 100% account openings of clients in this year’. CEIP conducted […]


Ambassador’s Fund plans an outreach event in Swat

he Ambassador’s Fund is a program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is managed by Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA).  Under the Ambassador’s Fund, the eligible applicants can seek grants in the identified priority areas i.e. Empowering Vulnerable Populations, Supporting Governance Institutions in KP-NMD (newly merged districts), Engendering Free Information and Free Press Organizations and Expanding Social Tolerance to Reduce Conflict.  You are cordially invited to attend the Outreach Event & Orientation Workshop for potential grant applicants on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at SWAT. The first half of the event will introduce USAID Ambassador’s Fund and its new Priority Areas. During […]


#EqualyLoud – Small Grants for Short Films in Pakistan

The Little Art (through its project Zero mm Youth Film Festival Southasia) is seeking proposals to support short film production through small grants. The grants aim to support young independent filmmakers from Pakistan. Proposal can be sent by anyone over the age of 18 years, but projects shall engage under 25 young people working in key roles in the projects. Projects seeking for support shall include narrative/fiction films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of gender equality, violence against children specially young girls and women, and empowerment of the marginalized from gender and rights perspective. Themes […]


“Pakistan Saga Awards 2019” honors personal stories of struggle amid social vulnerabilities

24 August 2019 A colourful “Pakistan Saga Awards 2019” ceremony celebrating some of the best video packages on pluralism, diversity, and rights was held in Islamabad, participated by diplomats, journalists, and scholars participated. The top three awards were bagged by videos narrating stories of courage and bravery of a person living with disability, a transgender, and a religious minority – individuals who are grow up as excluded.   “Pakistan Saga” (www.pakistansaga.com) has been an initiative of Pak Institute for Peace Studies, an Islamabad-based think tank, highlighting pluralism, diversity, and harmony. In his introductory remarks, PIPS director Muhammad Amir Rana said that […]


USAID AFGP plans Outreach Events and Orientation Workshops in Islamabad and Peshawar

The Ambassador’s Fund is a program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is managed by Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA). The have planned two outreach events/orientation workshops – one in Islamabad, and another in Peshawar. In the first half of each event, they will introduce USAID Ambassador’s Fund and its new Priority Areas. During the second half of the event, the Ambassador’s Fund team will guide potential grant applicants on the grant application submission process and answer their questions. Please note that TA/DA will not be paid. Event in Islamabad Time/Date: 2:00 PM to […]


Women’s Action Forum (WAF) Pakistan issues statement on the Kashmir Crisis

August 07, 2019 (Islamabad) The Women’s Action Forum (WAF) Pakistan is stunned by the news that, on 5th August 2019 the President of the Republic of India passed a decree, crafted by the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This changes the very basis of the former State of Jammu and Kashmir, stripping it of its special status. Revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution has seriously undermined the spirit of democracy and justice in India. By removing Article 35A India has reneged on the historical principle of protecting Kashmir’s land, property and resources from outside appropriation. This will […]


The Great Silk Way (GSW) International Youth Union has announced “Asia Africa Youth Entrepreneurs Forum”

The Great Silk Way (GSW) and International Youth Union have announced “Asia Africa Youth Entrepreneurs Forum” to help young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs and start-uppers to increase their entrepreneurship ideas, share experience and provide with new opportunities through a structured, positive, and professional program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals, having a constant update on business opportunities and contribute to potential partnership in the Silk Road Region. The Asia-Africa Youth Entrepreneurs Forum will take a place by Great Silk Way IYU and All-China Youth Federation. The forum will be organized between the 15th and 19th […]


ICRC seeks applications/nominations for Pakistan Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ-IBA) invite Pakistani journalists to submit entries for consideration to the Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019. The award will focus on work produced in the field of humanitarian reporting and will be judged in four categories: Mainstream Broadcast (Urdu); Mainstream Print (Urdu); Mainstream Print (English); Online (English & Urdu) Winners in each category will be awarded Rs.100,000 and runner-ups will receive Rs.80,000. Participants can send stories/packages that they have published/produced on humanitarian issues from September 17, 2018 to August 20, 2019. Ideally, the stories should have focused […]


AAWAZ II plans Early Market Engagements in Peshawar and Lahore

The AAWAZ II team will be organizing two Early Market Engagements (EMEs), one in Peshawar on August 8, 2019, and another in Lahore on August 9, 2019 to allow interested organizations an opportunity to gain clarity on the EOI application process, on AAWAZ and our approach. Interested organisations should send in their details: Name of organization and name of representative attending to Zeeshan.jadoon@britishcouncil.org.pk no later than 11:30 AM, 7th August 2019. Details on the location and timings for all those registered will be emailed by 1:30 PM, 7th August 2019 to allow for travel from other districts. Interested applicants/attendees will have to cover their […]


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government lauded for providing safe environment to transgender community at hospitals

July 31, 2019 Transgender rights organizations Blue Veins and TransAction (Provincial Alliance of Transgender Community) appreciated Health Department of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for fulfilling their long awaited demand of allocating separate wards for transgender community. Acting upon the orders of the Chief Minister KP, the provincial health department issued instructions to all the health officials to provide separate wards for transgender persons in all government hospitals across the province. Farzana Jan President of the Transaction Alliance demanded that the allocated wards in Lady Reading Hospital should be named “Alisha Shaheed Memorial Ward” to remember transgender rights activist Alisha […]