Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in rural Areas –SAWERA
|Organisation name||Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in rural Areas –SAWERA|
|Address||House # 113, Strret #5, Sector Q, Shiekh Maltoon Town District Mardan, KPK 2500, Pakistan. Pakistan|
|Social media||https://www.facebook.com/sawera.pk Sawera2004|
|Contact Person / Email||Noor Zia Afridi-Contact-+92-333-9392416/Office -+92-937-840893 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Related activities on women, peace and security||The foundation purpose of our organization has to promote women rights undertake measures to protect women socially & politically in conflict zone of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas-FATA Pakistan. SAWERA operate its peace & security program in FATA having 5 million population. Our first inventiveness was to build the capacity of Women groups and enable them to identify domestic violence to reduce all forms of actions which promote violence against women issues.
A woman is not only the victim of war but we believe it’s a focal driver for implementing of peace. Under this philosophy Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas-SAWERA implemented a Right, Peace program in the restless zone of FATA. Under the program women groups were formed for given opportunity by playing their vital role in restoration of peace.
After building the capacity of thee Women Groups further they incorporate security mapping assessment to identify potential harassment places and address all forms of violence. Onward the groups were link with various security & development organizations to prevent all those measures which elevate violence and restless in the area.
Under the “ACT for Change” project component Play for peace tournaments organized by these Community protection Councils (Women Groups) to promote values of peace, harmony, tolerance and equality and recognize the role of women in the peace, prosperity and development of the country.
While creating awareness on health and reproductive rights sessions were been conducted to create inculcate and candid environment among women in order to collect opinions recommendations for bringing legislation to adopt a path towards women equality and protection.
For spreading and creating awareness in the target society SAWERA signed 5000 petitions in favor of stopping “violence against women”. The purpose of these petitions were to create spaces for dialogue and public opinion promoting women rights equality and supporting role of women in peace building dialogue and activities at regional level to national level.
SAWERA is with the partner of a regional Women Platform named “Brave Tribal Sisters” since three years. The foundation background of platform has to peacefully fight for social & political rights of women creating leadership spaces for regional & national wise peace dialogue by involving women to ensure gender equality emphasis on women role in peace building initiatives.