Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (SAWERA)


The ‘Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas’ (SAWERA) is a women led NGO working to empower women socially, economically and politically. SAWERA was founded by women of the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) in 2004 in Pakistan, and was formally registered in 2008. 


“To help sustain grass roots institution which are working for women and enable them to undertake their own development through effective institutional development and livelihood strategies”

Focus Areas:

Women rights improvement through awareness, advocacy and capacity buildings. 

Livelihood revivals in emergencies situations. 

Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. 

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). 

Political reforms and awareness.


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15 Indian Girls to Look Up to


This past Sunday, 15 girls were awarded with the ‘Girl Star Awards’ in recognition to their outstanding work and achievements on the different areas of social, scientific, and cultural interest. The awards, were jointly organized by NGO Yuvsatta, KB DAV Senior Secondary Model School, Dr GC Mishra Memorial Educational and Charitable Trust for the first time, and presented by former Union Cabinet minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Among the awardees were young actress Wamiqa Gabbi, international-level shooter Anjum Moudgil, Class XI student and football player Jaspreet Kaur Rishi, Class XI student and Google Science 2013 fair finalist Shristi Asthana, extremely multi-talented Aishna Vashisth, athlete Balwinder Kaur Noori, Haryana brand ambassador against female foeticide Ishita Uppal, non-profit entrepreneur Manveen Sarna, high achievers Anu Yadav, Jaswinder Kaur, Namrata Singh, brave Komal Kohli Saxena, artist Pragati Trikha, and engineer researcher Sonal Asgotraa.

The Asian Girl Campaign expresses its most heartfelt congratulations to these inspiring young role models. Go girls!