Young schoolgirls pose outside their classroom in Rawalpindi City

Pakistan

We’ve been working in Pakistan since 1987, building healthy communities and supporting people to develop sustainable and resilient livelihoods. We’re currently active in over a third of the country’s districts.

258,986

We've directly impacted 258,986 people since we started working in Pakistan.

5,618

We supported 5,618 young people to improve their employability and entrepreneurship skills.

180

We're building the capacity of 180 organisations to address gender-based violence effectively.

Healthy communities

A female police officer stands in front of the regional police office

The PFDP works with the police to improve their ability to manage cases of gender-based violence effectively.

In collaboration with local NGO Rozan, we’re working to reduce the risk of, and improve the response to, gender-based violence (GBV) in Pakistan. As a founding partner of the Pakistan Forum for Democratic Policing (PFDP), we’re strengthening the capacity of the Pakistani police force to engage with communities on GBV issues, manage reported cases appropriately, and refer survivors to relevant health services.

We’ve helped to scale up the PFDP, growing its membership from eight to 180 organisations, while improving its governance and equipping members with the skills and knowledge to tackle GBV effectively. We also support the network to run advocacy campaigns and lobby for police reforms and improved accountability.

Pakistan Forum for Democratic Policing

Resilient livelihoods

Our livelihoods work in Pakistan focuses on improving young people’s skills and access to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Alongside our partner Indus Consortium, in 2018 we developed the Youth Employability Network (YEN), a network of over 800 members collaborating to promote jobs and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Our Empowered Youth for Employability and Entrepreneurship (EYEE) project directly supported 5,618 young people through targeted training, skills development and identification of relevant opportunities.

Contact us

We work with a number of partners including the Government of Punjab and Rozan.

If you are interested in supporting our work, or if you have another query, get in touch:

Address: Sara Tower, MPCHS, E-11/3, Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: (+92) 51-2223903-4
Email: info.pakistan@vsoint.org


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A student at Umutara School for the Deaf

Inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights

Supporting the most vulnerable people to realise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

A student watches intently as her instructor demonstrates machinery in a welding and metal workshop

Employment and entrepreneurship

Ensuring that everyone has access to decent employment and market opportunities.