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Vocational Training for Rural Women

“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description”. Steve Maraboli


Rural communities are the heart of everything Press For Peace (PFP) does, mainly when it comes to women development and empowerment initiatives. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of opportunities, social and cultural adversities etc. are few factors which hamper women to play an equitable and progressive role in developing societies.  Enhancing women abilities and raising their voice at policy level is essence of our ‘gender development project’ which revolves around social and economic development of women.

Aims and objectives of project

o     To provide basic vocational training to women to improve their livelihood

o     To encourage rural women to engage in social entrepreneurship

o     To educate women about good parenting and healthy lifestyle

o     To mobilise rural women in social, political and economic activities at local and national level        

 Under this project women from marginalized groups of society are equipped with social and professional skills to improve their lives.  The project provides vocational training for women of rural communities by educating basic skills of tailoring, embroidery etc.  Press For Peace (PFP) has developed a 6 month training curriculum which develops women vocational skills and also incorporates civil rights education to raise awareness among women about healthy life style, good parenting, conflict resolution, community cohesion, peace building and other concepts.   Press for Peace (PFP) in collaboration of Hope for Life organisation, has established a number of ‘Girls Vocational centres’ (GVCs) in far-flung areas of Bagh, Azad Kashmir.

 A unique cost- effective and participatory approach has been adopted to execute this project where mobile vocational centers are set-up in various areas on need basis.  After the successful completion of the courses trainee women are encouraged and mentored to start their own businesses for their livelihood, thus, the project has transformed lives of many needy but enthusiastic  women of rural communities. 

Our Approach

“You give a poor man (woman) a fish and you feed him/her for a day. You teach him/her to fish and you give him/her an occupation that will feed him/her for a lifetime.” (Chinese proverb.)

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