Women’s Empowerment and Community Volunteering in Pakistan
Why choose this project?
The mistreatment of women in Pakistan remains a huge problem and your help is needed to expand local women’s worldview through education and support. Increasing women’s confidence and empowering them about their rights is a start towards equality within Pakistan society for this generation and the ones to come. You will benefit by recognizing the freedom available to you in your own home country, as well as having an amazing experience to add to your CV/Resume.
Role of the volunteer
Volunteers are needed to help give women in local communities a sense of self-worth and empowerment. Activities include:
- teaching basic English (especially conversational skills), math and budgeting lessons
- running educational activities, creative workshops and vocational training promoting self-reliance
- organizing recreational activities and computer skills sessions
- teaching the women and girls about their fundamental rights as women
Volunteer duties will depend on your specific project placement, but most placements will focus on underprivileged women who are in need of extra support. Most of the women and girls perform their chores in the morning, then they are able to participate in project activities in the afternoons. Thus, you will combine your afternoon women’s empowerment placement with another project in the morning, depending on your skills and preferences. You will be expected to attend weekly volunteer meetings and to update project documents.
As a women’s empowerment volunteer, your activities will vary depending on your skills and the needs of the project that you are based with. Duties will be fully assigned to you when you arrive on the project. If you have a particular area of interest, make this known on your application form and we will try to place you within this area, if possible. You will be asked to send your CV/resume before being accepted onto this project.