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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Protection and promotion of the basic human rights of Women, children, disabled persons and religious minorities through value based institutional development and good governance.
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
- 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.
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.
|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
rehabilitation of the
jobless women soccer
stitchers in Sialkot-
|April 2013 to
|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+
|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
|Muslim Charity Fund (UK)||Jan –July 2014
Improvement Initiative –
|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
|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.
|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-
|Feb 2014-June 2016
|4||Women Empowerment Programme|| Adidas
|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 +
|15 Women workers
being trained on
|Process of training to
20 Master Women
|2||Community Based Center Roras||ILO + Baidarie
|9 Women Workers
being trained on
|3||Community Based Center MehtPur||ILO + Baidarie
|9 Women Workers
being trained on
|4||Community Based Center Korowal||ILO + Baidarie
|9 Women Workers
being trained on
|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.|
- 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.