|Executive Director/ Director
Name: Nazia Sardar
Association of Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM) is an independent, voluntary, non-government organization, which was established in August 2006 and subsequently was registered on 30th October 2007, under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860), with its main office in Faisalabad. The organization was formed by a group of women’s rights activists with shared vision towards building a just and peaceful society free of any kind of discrimination and violence based on gender, disability, class and faith.
The purpose behind launching the association was to initiate struggle for the elimination of political, legal, cultural and bureaucratic barriers hindering empowerment and human rights of women, and for the creation of a society where women and men are recognized as equals, with the right to lead their lives with self-respect and dignity, and play a full and equal role in society.
AWAM is working for the promotion and protection of human rights of women particularly women with disabilities and women workers. The main aims of the association include; promoting education on human rights, peace, democracy, gender, disability and labour issues among the people, mobilizing public opinion, collecting information and exchanging knowledge and experience with other like minded organizations activated in the field of protecting, promoting and advocating the rights of marginalized groups.
AWAM believes that rights cannot be availed unless the awareness is extended and voice against discrimination, injustice and inequality is raised. Therefore, the association adopts different strategies including; awareness-raising, advocacy, capacity development, community mobilization, legal aid, coalitions building and monitoring implementation of national laws and policies in order to address issues of concern for women, and influence attitudes, behaviours, practices, policies and legislation.
|Women Workers Rights||Advocacy for the Statutory Cover for Home Based WorkersAwareness for the Rights of women workers of informal sectors|
|Disability Rights||Advocacy for the implementation of CRPDAdvocacy for the legislation as per CRPDPublic Education for enhancing the accepting level for persons with disabilities|
|Religious Minority Rights||Advocacy for the protection and promotion of the rights of religious minoritiesAwareness raising about the rights of religious minorities|
|Violence against Women||Highlight the cases of violence of against womenLegal assistance|
|Peace Building and Social Harmony||Community Education for the importance of peaceful co-existencePromote the culture of acceptance towards others faiths and beliefs|
|Primary Targets||Women Home Based Workers, Religious Minorities and Persons with Disabilities|
|Secondary Targets||NGOs/Local CBOs, Political Parties, Trade/Workers Unions, Religious Leaders, Media and Journalists, Youth|