S H A D E empowering people

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2009

 

About SHADE

 

Society for Human Advancement and Disadvantaged Empowerment is a Non-government development organization. It works under a Board of Directors, that is a policy making body of the organization. The organization was established in 2003, however, it was properly registered in 2004 under the Social Welfare act of government of Baluchistan.

 

Board of Directors

 

#

Name

Designation

Qualification

Address

1

Ms. Rasheeda

Chairman

MA Bed

Usta Muhammad

2

Ms. Farzana

Secretary

MA

Usta Muhammad

3

Mr. Sajad Ahmed

Member

M.Sc, MA

Usta Muhammad

4

Ms. Farida

Member

FA

Usta Muhammad

5

Ms.

Member

BA

Usta Muhammad

6

Ms Nighat Taufiq

Member

MA

Karaci

7

Ms. Ms Rukhsana

Member

BA

Usta Muhammad

8

Ms. Romana

Member

MA

Islamabad

9

Ms. Saima Batool

Member

MA

Booraywala

10

Ms. Noor Jehan

Member

BA

Usta Muhammad

11

Ms. Samina Batool

Member

BA

Sukkar

12

Ms. Rabia

Member

FA

Usta Muhammad

13

Mr. Niaz M Umrani

Member

BA

Usta Muhammad

14

Mr. A S Tareen

Member

BA

Usta Muhammad

15

Mr. Manzoor Ahmed

Member

BA

Usta Muhammad

16

Mr. Imdad Ali

Member

M.Sc:

Usta Muhammad

17

Mr. Jan M Soomro

Member

MA MEd

Usta Muhammad

18

Mr. Ehsanullah

Member/LA

LLB

Usta Muhammad

19

Mr. Ghulam Murtaza

Member

BSc Agri

Usta Muhammad

20

Mr. Roshan Lal

Member

FA

Usta Muhammad

 

 

VISION

Create a Society which is based on Social justice and equality, where the rights of every member are respected and the duties are performed well, where prevails social harmony, peace and love for natural environment.

 

MISSION

Our mission is to work for the empowerment of people (Women and Children) through advocacy, awareness raising and providing assistance, so that they could bring positive difference in their attitudes and become caring toward others and their natural environment for the creation of peaceful and environmentally friendly society.

 

Core Programs

 

1.        Women Empowerment

2.        Child Protection

3.        Environment

4.        CPID

5.        PEACE/Conflict Resolution

Aims/Objectives

         Work against the issues of women violence like honor killing and domestic violence and empower women socially, politically and economically to enable them to assert for their rights.

         Work for the promotion of Peace in the society and strive for the conflict resolution

         Work for the promotion of environment and sensitize people against the hazards of climate change

 

 

AREA PROFILE

 

Jaffarabad district is one of the backward areas of the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It has tribal set up, where the status of women in the society is very low. Women are considered below men. Domestic violence and Killing women on the name of honor is very common practice in the society of our focused area. Women in the area are not well aware of their rights, they consider violence as due right of men.

 

Participation of women in political activities is rare. Women Councilors are selected by the heads of tribes rather than taking part in the process of election. They do not attend to the meetings of their respective councils rather they are represented by their male partners.

 

 

At villages women work from dawn to dusk at the fields, later they cook for their family members take care of their children and animals at the households. They do not take the earnings from the field work rather it goes to their male members. The ratio of education in women is very low that is about 3%.

 

School going children work in the fields. Corporal punishment on children at schools and at households is common.

People do no have environmental education and they do not do environmentally friendly activities to protect environment. It is an agriculture area; agriculture and live stock are the main source of livelihood in the area.

 

There is no basic infrastructure available. People live in slum areas. Pool and ponds of dirty water are seen every where due to lack of drainage system.

 

The total population of the area is about 625000 people and women make about 52% of the population. Due to tribal system conflicts among different tribes have created unrest in the area due to these conflicts many people have lost their precious lives.

 

 

ACTIVITIES PERFORMED

 

1.        Women Empowerment

 

         Sessions on Legal Awareness:

In collaboration with Shirkat Gah legal awareness sessions at the community were conducted on filling of Nikah Nama (Marriage Contract) form, Inheritance and Divorce. The participants were sensitized about the legal status of the topics and awareness was given to women how can they resort the court of law and assert for their rights given o them by the religion and the law of the land. 10 legal awareness sessions were conducted at different villages by the organization. The purpose of these sessions is to sensitize women about their rights in accordance with the Muslim Family Laws ordinance.

 

         Community Sessions against Domestic Violence and Honor killings:

Being a part of the WE CAN campaign of the Oxfam-GB, HADE organization conducted 16 community sessions against domestic violence and honor killings at 16 different villages of district Jaffarabad, where the number of such kind of violence is on rise and killing women on very petty issues on the name of honor is a mundane activity. The community sessions were conducted with the male community of the focused areas and they included farmers, teachers, heads f tribes, religious people and students. The participants were sensitized against such in-human practices. The SHADE organization identified 1200 CHANGE MAKERS. The change makers are the people who condemn women violence.

 

Community Session at Village Bhagia Khan

 

 

 

Community Session against Domestic Violence at village Mir Muhammad

 

 

         Women Week:

The SHADE organization celebrates Women week every year on the eve of International Women Day on March 08. The organization arranges number of activities from 1st to 08 March. The SHADE organization very first time in the area introduced celebrating the event. The activities include Conventions, Seminars, Workshops, and Dialogues, Talk shows, Women sports, Signature Campaigns and preparation of documentary films. The main purpose of this activity is to show solidarity with the women of the world and sensitize people about women rights and against domestic violence and honor killing issues, which are very common in the area.

 

Dialogue With Journalists of District Jaffarabad

Nazim and Councilors Convention district Jaffarabad against Honor killings

 

A Women Seminar 1st time in the area against honor killings and domestic violence

 

         Research against Honor Killing:

The SHADE organization in collaboration with Shirkat Gah conducted a research on Honor killing issues in the focused area of Jaffarabad district. We collected and prepared case studies of the honor killing cases by going into the specific area and meeting the relative and neighbors of the victim families. We went to the hospitals and police stations to collect necessary information.

 

         Mapping Research:

With the support of Shirkat Gah; the SHADE organization conducted a Mapping Research selecting 8 Union Councils of Jaffarabad district. The main purpose of the research was to collect information about the role of Nazims and Musalihat Anjumans (Arbitary Councils) in the solution of women issues and filling of Nikah Nama (Mariage Contracts).

 

         16 Days of Activism against Gender violence:

Like International Women Day, The SHADE organization celebrates 16 days of activities against gender violence from November 25 to December 10 every year. The organization arranged a one day seminar on eve. Mr. Tufail Ahmed Hashmi a well known religious scholar was invited to sensitize people about the religious aspect against honor killing and domestic violence and about women rights and the rights of men. About 200 women and men participated in the seminar.

 

 

16 Days of Activism against Gender violence was celebrated at the hall of high school

 

 

 

 

 

2.        Environment

 

         The organization Celebrates World Environment Day every year on June 05.On the eve of the day different activities are organized by the organization like a seminar, a student rally and plantation. The purpose is to sensitize the community about environmental education so that they could do environmentally friendly activities for the promotion of environment in the area.

         The organization conducted 08 mini lectures and orientation sessions at different schools and colleges to sensitize people about climate change and its hazards due to environmental degradation.

 

 

Plantation at High School Usta Muhammad on the eve of WED

 

 

Participants of a rally on the eve of World Environment day

 

 

 

 

A lecture at high school on Climate Change

 

 

3.        Youth and Culture of peace

 

The organization formed 08 youth groups at different areas in 02 out of 04 Tehsils of the district. The members of these youth groups belong to different religions. We conducted sensitization sessions with these youth groups to bring interfaith harmony through sharing our common culture by involving our youth. The activities were performed with the support of CSC. The youth groups were given trainings on Conflict Resolution by the SHADE organization.

 

Activity with the youth group at SHADE office

 

 

 

4.        Community Infrastructure Development

The area our organization focuses has no basic infrastructure. At the streets and Mohallahs there is no proper drainage system. Pools and ponds of dirty water are seen everywhere. We selected on the need bases two colonies i-e Firdous colony and Qurban colony. They are thickly populated and highly underdeveloped as compared to rest of the areas. Drains and Brick pavements of 07 streets were constructed at Firdous colony and with the support of TVO and of 02 Streets were constructed with the support of SPO at Qurban colony.

 

 

Construction of a street at Firdous Colony

 

Construction of a street at Qurban Colony

 

5. Child Protection

With the support of referral unit of Sahil organization in the district the SHADE organization provided legal aid to 02 cases of child victims of sexual abuse.

In collaboration with Shirkat Gah, SHADE organization monitored elections in 2008 in the area of district Jaffarabad Baluchistan. The main purpose of the election monitoring was to observe the role of women in contesting election, their participation in the election campaign and their voting on the poling day.