Profile

 

The Organization:

Baidarie is a non-government and non-profit civil society organization which was established in 1993 by a group of rural women of Union Council Roras, Tehsil District Sialkot. With a demonstrated-focus on community led and demand driven approach, the organization carries out its operations without having religious, lingual, political, social or any other discrimination.

Registration:

Baidarie Sialkot is registered under Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 with the Social Welfare Department, Punjab vide certificate No. DDSW-GRW (Regd ) / 2000-790 of 2000

Years of Experience : 23 Years (1993-2016)

History:

The organization developed its first five yearly strategic plans in 1997. Its implementation increased organization’s operational outreach in Sialkot and Attock through well equipped offices and linkages with social activists, civil society groups and networks in Pakistan.  During implementation of its next strategic plan for 2003-2008, it developed well defined field management strategies, internal control procedures; operationally co related MIS & FIS for ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in its operations. Trained Cadre of Trainers, Human rights violations reporting desk and responding system and Research, analysis, documentation and publication team also then came into existence. These arrangements enabled the organization to strive hard for fostering a culture of respect for the basic human rights,  Contributing to the reduction in   gender based discrimination and violence,   increasing social harmony and access to vitally required services for improving quality of life of the vulnerable classes living in its operational areas and those suffering from emergency situations elsewhere.

Structure:

The organization has General Body comprising of 32 women and 8 men as it members. It meets on annual basis. BoD comprising of nine members (5 men and 5 women) meets quarterly to provide continuous oversight for ensuring organization to pursue its fundamental strategic dimensions. CEO leads the organization’s operational management and is answerable to the BoD.  Executive Director offers his professional advice to the BoD on strategic planning and technical matters relating organizational development and maintains liaison with external stakeholders like govt. and support agencies.  Board Committees for HR & Finance and Audit also submit their reports directly to BoD. Finance & Accounts team is headed by GM Admin & Finance . Organizational accounts are audited by QCR listed auditors approved by BoD.

Staff:

The organization is currently having 36 paid  staff members comprising of 22 men and 14 women. They include graduates and post graduates in health, social sciences and finance. All of them have received training relating their professional responsibilities. As of now their association with the organization ranges from 4 to 15 years.

Volunteers

Organization is privileged to have strong working relationship with 57 CBOs/CSOs, 389 Community organizations and 46 community vigilance groups working in its operational areas. In addition, it has created rich treasure of social capital in the form of young  women & men volunteers and human rights defenders who always render their services for promoting  social and human development agenda of the organization.

Strategic Dimensions-:

  • Vision:

Baidarie visualizes “An equitable society that can provide for institutionalized guarantee of protection and promotion of all the  civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to all the vulnerable social segments  especially women, children and persons with physical limitations.”

  • Goal:

Providing enabling environment and friendly spaces for empowerment of women, children and other vulnerable groups through general awareness of laws and setting social protection networks.

  • Mandate:

Protection and promotion of the basic human rights of Women, children, disabled persons and religious minorities through value based institutional development and good governance.

Organizational Objectives:

To end gender based discrimination and violent practices against women, children and Non Muslims

To protect and promote human rights, especially rights of women, children, persons with physical limitations and vulnerable communities.

To make efforts for maternal and new born healthcare improvement by increasing access for the communities, women/girls and children to preventive, diagnostic, curative and counseling services etc

To create efficient, transparent, credible and accountable governance structures and processes where women may actively participate in local opinion, policy and decision making etc.

Poverty Alleviation through knowledge building, capacity enhancement, skill enrichment/diversification, development of entrepreneurship/own account employment, linkages development, enhancing financial and social inclusions and rights based advocacy etc.

To promote quality education in formal and non formal disciplines and adult literacy.

To equip female and male youth with basic life skills and competencies for reasonably and responsibly assuming their roles in future.

To conduct Research & analysis on the issues confronting overall development of the people and address issues on the basis of the findings

To develop Baidarie as a viable and sustainable institution offering rights-based, holistic and integrated interventions to raise the standards of living of the vulnerable communities

Core Values

  • Respect to democratic process and upholding democratic values in all spheres of society and organization
  • Work towards peaceful solutions of problems facing people especially marginalized groups
  • Equal opportunities for all, without discriminating them on the basis of caste, gender, religion, language, ethnicity or class.
  • Affirmative action for social, economic and political empowerment of women, especially those living in rural areas.
  • Culturally sensitive development planning
  • Environment as a standard for all actions

Nature of the prior work:

  • Since its inception the organization has been struggling for pacing up the process of social and financial inclusions. Major areas of its interventions have been as under:
  • Awareness raising, knowledge building and sensitization in state and society related policy/opinion /decision makers for proactively addressing the issues thwarting gender mainstreaming, equality and justice.
  • Increasing Responsiveness in state & societal legal and social support mechanisms for protection and promotion of the fundamental rights of vulnerable groups and facilitating easy and expedited access to justice for the victims.
  • Capacity building of the grass-root CSOs and other stakeholders to provide legal and social protection to women/girls and children survivors of gender based discrimination and violence.
  • Demands for pro-poor and gender-sensitive legislation and enforcement of legal provisions protecting the rights of vulnerable ones.
  • Poverty alleviation through social mobilization, capacity development, skill diversification, micro-financing, development of entrepreneurship and increase in access to the linkages for maximizing productivity, employ ability and  income generation.
  • Research, analysis on social and economic issues.
  • It has also been working to increase , formal and non-formal education, universal primary education,  child rights protection, youth development,  women adult literacy, protection of the rights of women workers, primary health care, protection of human rights, capacity development of local bodies, provision of relief to the affects of natural calamities and the  rights based advocacy and etc.

Partnerships:

Baidarie Sialkot has been honored to work in collaboration with:

  • Partnerships between 1993-2016:

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, ILO, UN-WOMEN, The Asia Foundation, adidas Group, Punjab Business Skill Fund , UNICEF, NCHD, EC-EIDHR, DFID, British High Commission, CIDA-PSU, CIDA-PAGE, SCF (UK), SAP-Pk, Social Welfare Department, DTCE, TVO, GFW, Corporate Sector, vocational training institutes, Aurat Foundation (AF),Muslim Charity Fund (UK) , Awaiting Eyes Foundation (UK), District Government Sialkot, Corporate Sector and Local support structures etc.

Track Record of Organizational Inputs for Socioeconomic Empowerment of the communities excluded in socioeconomic terms.

S-No

Sector Project Support Agency

Duration.

1 Pacing up access of the poor and the ultra poor for  financial and Social Inclusions.

Skill training Center for women Roras

SAP-PK & Local Resources 1993-2007
Women Social Consciousness and Capacity Building Programme SAP-PK 1999-2000
Women Social Consciousness and Capacity Building Programme – Consolidation Phase SAP-PK 2001- 2002
Micro Credit and Enterprise Development PPAF 2005-2016
Human & Institutional Development Support PPAF 2005-2014
Social Mobilization for enabling the local communities to take self motivated development initiatives through local resource mobilization, lobbying,  networking and pressure building PPAF 2010-2012
Women Empowerment through Livestock Development PPAF 2011
Skills for Jobs-2015 PSDF Dec 2014- Nov 2015
2 Protection of the Rights of Women Workers Socio-economic empowerment Programme of football Stitcher women in Union Council Roras Tehsil Sialkot. Save The Children ( UK) Phase – I, Dec 1998 to Nov 99

Phase – II May 2000 to March 2001

Integrated Programme for Socio-economic empowerment of home based football Stitcher women in Sialkot ILO+UN-WOMEN 2010-2012
Provision of alternative livelihood to 100 jobless women soccer ball stitchers in Sialkot. ILO-GE4DE August 2013- July 2014
Programme for Integrate

support for

socioeconomic

rehabilitation of the

jobless women soccer

stitchers in Sialkot-

Pakistan

UN WOMEN

 

 

April 2013 to

Jan 2016

 

 

3 Increasing access ot safe drinking Water Sanitation, Water , Environmental Education & Technology Project UNICEF 2001-2002
Installation of 100 bio-sand  filters Distt. Govt, Sialkot +CCB Kalian 2006-07

 

4 Health  & Hygiene Training of 15 women  Community Health Workers  and establishment of referral services Trust for Voluntary Organizations 2002 – 2003
Construction of 216 Low Cost Model Sanitary Latrines ILO-IPEC+

Community

 

2003-2004

 

District Health Care Programme ILO-IPEC 2003 -2004
Solid Waste Management- Roras Sanitation Programme Local Resources- 2004-2008
Maternal Health Improvement Initiative  Global Fund for Women (USA) March to August 2014
Installation of 125 hand

pumps for providing

safe drinking water to the

poor households

 Muslim Charity Fund (UK) Jan –July 2014

 

Maternal Health

Improvement Initiative –

Strengthening and

Consolidation Phase

Global Fund

for Women

Mach 2015-Sept 2015
5 Education & Adult Literacy Library for women Local Resources 1997 till-to-date
Adult Literacy Center for Women SAP-PK 1993-1995
Primary Education and Preventive Health Programme in Rural Sialkot. CIDA-PSU 1999-2000
Construction of Girls Primary School at Jajjay Ramdas in Tehsil Sialkot. UNICEF+ Community 2001

 

Universal Primary Education Programme-Sialkot UNICEF 1999-2003
Adult Literacy Programme District Government Sialkot 2002
Universal Primary Education Programme Attock NCHD Islamabad 2003 – 2004
Women Adult Literacy Programme  in Sialkot NCHD Islamabad 2004 – 2005
Provision of support to 12

orphan children for

better schooling

Muslim Charity

Fund (UK)

Jan –Dec

2014

6 Child Rights Awareness raising against child labor in hazardous professions UNICEF 1999to  2002
Early Childhood Care & Development(ECCD) UNICEF 2002 to  2003
Awareness Raising of the stakeholders in  the soccer ball industry about the menace of child labor ILO-IPEC 2002 -2003
Girl Child Rights Protection Programme DFID 2003 to  2004
Registration at Birth UNICEF 2002 to 2003
Children Clubs SAP -PK April 2011 to March 2015
7 Youth Development Development of basic life skills in youth and adolescents UNICEF

 

2002 to  2003
Vocational Training District Government  Sialkot 2003
Employability Project ASK Development Consultants-RSPN 2008
8 Basic Human Rights Development of Human Rights Culture in District Sialkot EC-EIDHR 2008-2010
9 Ending Voilence Against Women Evolving Model of Social Deterrence against Extreme acts of Violence against Women British High Commission 2005 –2006)
Evolving of Social Deterrence against extreme acts of women against women EC-EIDHR Islamabad. 2006- 2007
Reduction in violence on women CIDA-PAGE Islamabad 2006-2008
We Can end Violence against Women SAP-PK 2010 -2013
Campaign for increasing community responsiveness against gender based discrimination and violence WLUML-IWE: Women Reclaiming and Redefining Cultures (WRRC) Program 2010
10 Capacity Building of local bodies Evolving a model of a transparent, efficient and accountable governance structure in UC Roras Tehsil Sialkot NPSO–Decentralization Support Programme Jan 2005-July 2005
Capacity Building of Local Councilors NDI Islamabad March -Sept 2006
Monitoring of Citizen Community Boards  Mobilization DTCE Islamabad 2006-2007
Project Cycle Management Training to 87 CCBs DTCE Islamabad 2008
11 Relief Efforts Relief Measures of affectees of the earth quake Local Resource Mobilization 2005
Relief measures for IDPs in KPK Local Resource Mobilization 2009 + 2014
Relief Measures for flood affectees in Nowshehra and Layyah Local Resource Mobilization 2010
12 Support to the poor/orphans Provisions of sewing machines to 5 widows, wheel chairs to 16 persons with physical limitations and support for continuation of schooling to 54 orphan children. Awaiting Eyes Foundation 2012-2013
13 Research and analysis on Social and economic issues Research on impacts of globalization on peasant women SAP-PK 2007
Several Research and analysis studies aiming at assessment of employment, working and living conditions of the home based women/girl workers  in football industry in Sialkot

Copenhagen business school + Several consultancies.

2009-14

 Current Partnerships 

S-No Intervention Support Agency Time Frame
1 Haji Ashiq Hussain Mirza Memorial Hospital & Maternity Home Roras CIDA-PSU, Global Fund for Women & Local Resources  2000 till-to-date
2 Ambulance Service Local Resources 2004 till-to-date
3 Access to justice- Provision of legal aid to

survivors of violence ( Women/girls,

persons with physical limitations, Non-

Muslims)

The Asia

Foundation

 

Feb 2014-June 2016

 

4 Women Empowerment Programme  Adidas

Group

August 2015-July 2016

 

 Joint Ventures for skill enhancement and diversification.

S-No Nature of Initiative Collaborators Right Holders Status
1. Training cum Works Center Roras PPAF+ Baidarie +

Local Community +

Kampala Industries

15 Women workers

being trained on

quarterly basis

Process of training to

20 Master Women

Trainers commenced.

2 Community Based Center Roras ILO + Baidarie

Local Community

Local Supplier

9 Women Workers

being trained on

quarterly basis

Process continues
3 Community Based Center MehtPur ILO + Baidarie

Local Community

Local Supplier

9 Women Workers

being trained on

quarterly basis

Process continues
4 Community Based Center Korowal ILO + Baidarie

Local Community

Local Supplier

9 Women Workers

being trained on

quarterly basis

Process continues
5 Training cum Works Center for women/girls (Public-Private Partnership Model) UN WOMEN, Baidarie , SW & WD Department 10 women/girls being trained on manufacture of ready made garments. 10 Women /girls being trained quarterly.

Future Plans:

  • Social, Economic & Political Empowerment of Women
  • Prevention of discrimination and violence against women,  children & religious minorities
  • Provision of facilities for preventive, diagnostic and curative healthcare services to reduce maternal and child  mortality and increase access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Fostering Culture of Human Rights in Sialkot
  • Promotion of facilities for quality education.