Women’s Enjoyment of Rights, Empowerment and Leadership (WE’RE Leaders)

WE’RE Leaders is a four-year initiative (2019-2023) undertaken by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada to enhance women’s political participation in Pakistan. The project will work to improve the promotion and protection of women’s civil and political rights by the government and civil society; ensure increased and equitable participation of women, particularly the young, marginalized and at-risk, in democratic processes and civic life; and ensure improved gender-responsive systems of government, democratic institutions and civil society organizations (nationally and sub-nationally).

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Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP)

The Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA). This five-year program began in October 2017 and will continue until September 2022.The purpose of the AFGP is to award grants in order to improve the economic and social conditions of the people of Pakistan. The AFGP will support high-impact activities focused on priority areas identified by the United States Ambassador to Pakistan. These priorities may change during the implementation of the AFGP, contingent upon the priorities set forth by each new U.S.

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Advocacy and Legal Aid for Religious Minorities (ALARM)

TDEA is managing this 30-month nationwide initiative. The action will strengthen the organizational systems of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), including training and mentoring on Human Rights Information and Documentation System (HURIDOCS) to enhance the quality of HRCP documentation and publications, and on strategic advocacy and public information campaigns.

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Support to Democratic Institutions and Promotion of Human Rights in Pakistan

TDEA is providing technical support for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance services to achieve the specific objective to advance the functioning of Pakistan parliamentary institution, in particular Pakistan provincial assemblies, through effective legislation, strengthened policy and budget oversight and enhanced representation. The main focus of the program is the Pakistan four Provincial Assemblies. Hence, the activities will be carried out in the four provincial capitals (Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta). Support however also extended to the Legislative Assemblies of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The project has three distinct results:

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Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes (SELP)

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is implementing Women NIC and Voter Registration Campaign (WNVRC) across Pakistan through the support of UNDP’s Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes (SELP) project in Pakistan, since November 2017.

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Citizens’ Voice Project (CVP)

USAID Citizens’ Voice Project is working to strengthen the engagement between the government and citizens by fostering effective inclusion of the latter in policy making spheres. The Project supports citizens’ voice to increase transparency and responsiveness of state institutions by nurturing an environment of inclusive space for civil society to engage in evidence-based policy advocacy. Through its interventions, the Project aims to build public trust and confidence in state institutions.

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