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Response Fund Projects

Towards Better Governance, Pluralism, and Peace: Understanding of Increasing Religious Intolerance and Extremism ( Grantee Name: Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre )

Started On 16 June, 2015 | Ended On 20 November, 2016

Brief Project Description

The alarming growth of religious actors in Pakistan and the accompanying discourses are of deep concern as they ceaselessly reinforce existing patriarchal norms to the detriment of women, girls, and minorities, and relentlessly erode the plurality of discourses and practices in local communities.

In order to counter these regressive religious discourses, it is imperative that we first understand how religious discourses gain traction at the community level. What drives p

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Creation and Strengthening of District-Level Caucuses of Prospective Women Councillors to Ensure Gender Mainstreaming in Service Delivery and Political Processes ( Grantee Name: Women’s Rights Association – Pakistan (WRAP) )

Started On 23 October, 2015 | Ended On 22 December, 2015

Brief Project Description

This project engaged 73 nominees of political parties for reserved seats of women councillors (31 from Muzaffargarh and 42 from Multan) for the creation and operation of two district-level caucuses. This figure of 73 does reflect the 33% representation from the total of 221 Union Councils (UCs) of both districts (93 UCs of Muzaffargarh and 128 UCs of Multan). Following the formation of the two district-level caucuses, the nominated women participated in a capacity building process involving networking, lobbying, and advocacy for meaningful and substantial repres

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Campus Radio Campaign on Peace, Tolerance, and Gender Equality ( Grantee Name: Interactive Resource Centre (IRC) )

Started On 30 November, -0001 | Ended On 30 November, -0001

Brief Project Description

Under the project, IRC developed a counter-narrative against extremism by promoting peace, tolerance, social harmony, and gender equality through the platforms of campus radio and FM radio channels in Bahawalpur and Peshawar. In doing so, IRC engaged the students and faculty members of two universities, namely Peshawar University (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Islamia University (Bahawalpur, in southern Punjab), specifically for their sensitive locations and operational campus radio setups. The basic idea of the project was to build the capacity of university students

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Partnership for Peace (PFP) ( Grantee Name: Youth Development Foundation (YDF) )

Started On 30 November, -0001 | Ended On 30 November, -0001

Brief Project Description

Partnership for Peace engaged young people from high schools, colleges, and universities in its activities. Its primary aim was to counter extremism and religious conflicts in Pakistan by bridging the growing gaps between young people of different faiths and traditions in the target communities.

Towards achieving the project goals, YDF built upon the strengths and momentum gathered in the project entitled Diversity Tour to Worship Places (DTWP) by expanding its interventions to the communities of the DTWP participants. Resultantly, YDF engaged young DTWP p

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Main Bhi Pakistan Houn (docu-drama) ( Grantee Name: Green Gold Pvt. Ltd and Zenith Media )

Started On 30 November, -0001 | Ended On 30 November, -0001

Brief Project Description

The project entailed the production of a docu-drama to raise the issue of discrimination towards minorities due to hate material present in the syllabi and school curriculum being taught in Pakistan. The project comprised three components: docu-drama production, dissemination of the message to the selected target audience, and a parallel social media campaign.

Objectives

The objectives of the project were to:

  • Highlight the issue and raise awareness about it through the docu-drama
  • Specifically highlight the texts which cau

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  • Strengthening Voices of Women and Excluded Groups for Transparent and Accountable Public Service Delivery ( Grantee Name: Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) )

    Started On 23 January, 2015 | Ended On 30 November, -0001

    Brief Project Description

    The project sought to strengthen the demand for transparent and accountable public service delivery in five focus districts of the KP province, namely, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, and Peshawar. The KP government has embarked on a good governance legislative framework, and the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013, the Local Government Act (LGA) 2013, and the Right to Public Services (RPS) Act 2014 have already been enacted. The project aimed to raise awareness and demonstrate the effectiveness of these laws for public service delivery in the education and

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