Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation

Shirkat Gah

On the Move--WELDD Leaders Making a Difference


The WELDD workshops saw quite the impact in Pakistan. Women who had participated in the programme saw their feminist capacity strengthened to new heights, bringing resounding change in the society around them in various parts of northern Pakistan. From local protests to personal advocacy to conflict resolution, these women were able to stand up and make their voices heard.

Pride without Prejudice


Great things happen when women are empowered. No one has proved this more readily and consistently than Ruqaia Bano, a WELDD women leader from Mehmoodkot, District Muzaffargarh, in Punjab.

Standing Tall


Naseem has come far in terms of personal development and self-awareness. From an abused child and a wronged wife, Naseem has emerged as a strong, confident woman, one of the most active and energetic leaders of the Purple Women’s Movement, having resolved almost 15 cases of domestic violence in her area.

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