Hare Rama Foundation Pakistan is engaged in promoting gender equality and addressing women empowerment issues since its inception in year 2002. The Foundation’s first ever project (year 2008) focused the issues of violence against women (VAW) particularly the issues of honor killing.
Over the period of 8-9 years of rich experience of working on women issues; the Foundation has well increased its conceptual understanding and knowledge of the issues of marginalized women and the women vulnerable to domestic violence.
During its work on gender issues; the Foundation explored and worked with a number of critical stakeholders who could be of great support as for as addressing the issues of gender and women empowerment – particularly VAW is concerned. For example, the Foundation closely worked with School Teachers, LHVs and Media Representatives to increase awareness and sensitize the local communities and administration for addressing gender issues. Working with police officers was another successful approach the Foundation successfully tested.