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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 […]


Consultation on ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2019’

Dated: 31-07-2019 Islamabad:  Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF-Pakistan) in partnership with Group Development Pakistan (GDP) and Blue Veins joined hands to conduct a regional level consultation with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s parliamentarians, government officials, civil society and representatives of various political parties to stop acid and burn violence by advocating and lobbying for the passage of ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2019’. As per ASF-Pakistan data, acid violence has decreased by 50% in the country during 2015 and 2016 and the conviction rate for acid attacks was the highest among VAWG cases in the last two years (10%). Convictions largely entail […]


Global Giving Accelerator – Crowd Funding for Non-Profit Organizations

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving community. How it works The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help you take your fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, you’ll be entered into an Accelerator campaign where you’ll raise at least $5,000 total from […]


Education and Inequality – A Study Report Launched by IDRAC and HRCP

July 26, 2019 (Islamabad). Institute of Development Research and Corresponding Capabilities (IDRAC) and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) jointly launched a study report titled ‘Education and Inequality’ here at the Islamabad office of HRCP. The study was conducted in 5 districts of Punjab namely Bahawalpur, Multan, Khanewal, Nankana Sahib and Gujranwala. The report described the state and instances of inequality and discriminatory attitudes that non-Muslims say Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and others go through in the class and school environment.   Speaking at the occasion, lead author Amjad Nazeer of IDRAC said that discrimination and inequality are a deeply entrenched […]


Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program announces new priority areas

The USAID Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP) announced new priority areas and the resumption of grant-making process from July 26, 2019. It was put on hold since April 14, 2019. All eligible organizations and private sector entities are encouraged to submit applications for funding to support grant projects in the four Priority Areas: Empowering Vulnerable Populations Supporting Governance Institutions in KP NMD (newly merged districts) Engendering Free Information and Free Press Organizations Expanding Social Tolerance to Reduce Conflict You can visit visit AFGP website (https://tdea.pk/afgp/) for further details on the priority areas. There is no deadline for submission of grant […]