The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund held a provincial workshop titled, ‘Taking SDGs to the Field’,
in Peshawar. The objective of the workshop was to emphasize the importance of Sustainable Development
5 around achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls vis-à-vis the indicators:
elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere; recognize and value unpaid
care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection
policies and promotion of shared responsibility within household and the family as nationally
appropriate; and ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership
at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. Field staff and senior
management from partner organizations in KP & FATA implementing PPAF Program for Poverty Reduction
funded by the Italian Development Cooperation, Government of Italy also participated in the workshop.
A team from Pakistan Girls Guides Association (PGGA), KP Chapter also made a presentation on initiatives undertaken by their organization for betterment of women and children. They also discussed various possibilities through which the staff working with the grassroots communities could link up with them.
The discussions were followed by a group work during which the field staff gave recommendations to address gender inequalities in health, education, women leadership and economic participation.
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund is playing a leading role to ensure equity, inclusion and women’s participation within the organization and amongst the partner organizations. Through these provincial workshops, PPAF envisions to develop a national action plan that will enable its partner organizations to play a meaningful role in attainment of the SDG Goal 5.