Alleviating Poverty through Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods Development with a Disaster...

Alleviating Poverty through Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods Development with a Disaster Resilient Approach in District Thatta, Province Sindh, Pakistan – Phase II


The project is aimed at reducing poverty and promoting gender equality through economic empowerment, adult literacy and awareness-raising on SRH & rights and disaster risk reduction. The goal is to promote income generation skills that are locally marketable, while particularly addressing MDGs 1 & 3 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and promote gender equality and empower women) through vocational training, enterprise development, adult literacy and education on SRH issues and rights. The project also addresses the region’s vulnerability to frequent disasters and helps prepare the community via a three-tier community development approach, building in advocacy and awareness raising components. A Mobile Knowledge Resource Centre (MKRC) will be utilized for the DRR component of this project.

Duration of the project

September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014

Program Area Social Development Program / Capacity Building Program (DRR component)
Thematic Area(s)

Livelihoods, Education

Cross Cutting Themes

DRR, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender Equality

Implementation areas (Districts) UC Bijora, District Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan
Total Beneficiaries

Total: 4,700

  • Adult literacy and vocational training: 60 
  • Product development and market linkages: 120 
  • Training on disaster risk reduction: 1,700
  • Awareness raising on sexual and reproductive health: 4,000
  • Community activists: 200
Description of Beneficiaries

Women within flood-devastated areas of Union Council Bijora, Thatta District, Sindh

Type of Intervention Skills training, literacy classes, capacity building and social mobilization.
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