HRDN considers gender as a cross-cutting theme, and it requires to be integrated into policy planning, programming, implementation and evaluation of activities. HRDN’s Gender mainstreaming unit aims to provide gender-based capacity-building activities across Pakistan. HRDN believes that mainstreaming gender and empowering women would lead to poverty alleviation and improve the socio-economic status of households.
To achieve gender equality and empower women and girls, HRDN is making efforts to raise voices against gender inequalities and improve women’s potential through targeted, women-focused programmes, women entrepreneurship and conducting women conventions against injustice, violence and gender disparities across Pakistan. HRDN aligned its work with SDGs to seek guidance and a road map for integrating gender equality and reducing prejudice into all aspects of HRDN’s work to improve peace and prosperity. Hence SDG 5 is catered in HRDN’s initiatives along with SDGs 3 and 4. HRDN’s work highlights the commitment toward gender equality and women’s empowerment through its various programmes and activities.
This project is to develop an entrepreneurship strategy for the rural women entrepreneurs
This project is based on the worker’s awareness of their rights and labor laws-enhancing women.
2nd Women Workers Convention (WWC) for advocacy campaign with the participation of more than 100 stakeholders which includes Women workers from the formal and informal sector, representatives of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce, Pakistan Workers Federation, Employers, NGOs, media, TVETA, Social Welfare Department, labour department and trade unions were organized by HRDN.
25 Women Worker Leaders were further trained in leadership Qualities including contents of communication skills, Dialogue skills, Negotiation skills, and Conflict management. These leaders were given exposure visits to the concerned departments such as the labour department, EOBI, SCCI and Social Security Office to get an understanding of the working of different departments and create linkage.