Second Annual Asian Girl Campaign Activities Highlights (Pakistan and Philippines)

Pakistan

Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (SAWERA) arranged debates, and quiz competitions at schools to create awareness for girls about their rights.

Coalition on Rights and Responsibilities of Youth promoted human rights at a girls’ school, held a painting competition on gender based violence, and held a discussion for a school community to discuss problems with parents and teachers. 

Aware Girls organized a Young Women Leadership Festival engaging 100 young women and girls in the event. Capacity building training to girls leaders was provided, a panel discussion on girls’ leadership was conducted, and awards were given to girls who had shown leadership in their communities.

Natara Natak held a rally, street theater, a drawing competition and a march for awareness.

Chand Welfare Foundation will conducted a rally and a table talk with youth regarding girls’ issues.

Alive Hope School arranged various activities to promote awareness of girls’ rights.

Holly Human Development Organization Pakistan Reg. celebrated International Day of the Girl Child to create awareness about literacy, especially of girls in different schools and community areas of Toba Tek Singh Punjab Pakistan. 

Community Research & Development Organization provided a translation of mini booklet from by Garden for Hope Foundation in Urdu language, distributed posters, organized a signature campaign on girls’ education rights, held a discussion on girls’ issues, as well as essay and painting competitions, and gave out awards to young social entrepreneurs.

Human Rights and Development Organization (HRDO) conducted an awareness session in a local girls’ school and a talk show on a local radio station.

Support Humanity Organization conducted school level activities around the target community and organized rallies. 

ITTEFAQ WELFARE ORGANIZATION arranged an Essay Competition on Gender Equality and Importance of female education.

 

Philippines

Laura Vicuña Foundation Inc.

October is the declared by the Philippine government as National Children’s Month. During this period, the Laura Vicuña Foundation organized various activities for children in different centers, partner- schools and communities, with a focus on female empowerment. Furthermore, a child protection program was organized with activities like poster-making and essay writing.

Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, Inc. held seminar workshops on “children’s human rights and the law,” involving three consecutive workshop series for the survivors’ support group of children’s legal rights and development center, and another activity for youth groups in partner communities of the organization.  They discussed children’s human rights against abuse and violence, and laws on protecting children.

Additionally, Child Protection Clinics throughout the country organized awareness programs.

 

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