Empowerment Group (WEG) was formed in 1999 in Lahore. A group of young,
motivated professionals working individually for the uplift of society
, decided to institutionalize their activities and work together with
special emphasis on the rights of women and children.
is a non-profit, non-governmental organization aiming to strengthen
the process of socio-economic development and empowerment of the disadvantaged
sections of the society, at the grassroots level, through transfer
of knowledge without ethnic, political, religious or any other biases.
We firmly believe that the permanent solution to improve communities
can only be achieved by developing their ability to mobilize, manage
and control local and external resources by themselves. Our method to
get there is through empowering women, the builder of the future.
Its working committee
includes journalists, academicians, social activists, psychiatrists,
environmentalists and other professional. WEG is working inthe form
of a group, that's why its structure is totally non-hierarchical.
To build the capacity
of the communities to empower them to a level, where they can take over
the socio-economic development of the area by themselves and creation
of an enabling environment for women to realize their potential fully
at all levels.
The overall objective
of the organization is to improve the quality of life of womenfolk,
by creating awareness among masses and sensitizing policy-makers towards
women issues, for empowering them with equal opportunities.
- To establish an
institution of dedicated professionals to fill the vacuum for professional
training of women, especially entrepreneurs.
- To create awareness
among women of their rights.
- To advocate women's
participation in the mainstream politics.
- To conduct and
publish research on social issues.
- To undertake initiatives
aimed at promoting gender sensitization.
- To motivate and
mobilize women from all layers of society to participate in the socio-economic
development, including reproductive health, education, cleaner environment,
vocational training and entrepreneurial activities.
- To build the capacity
of working women both conceptually and in terms of skills enhancement.
- To provide education
to girls in rural as well as less privileged urban areas.
- To work as a resource
center for conducting trainings and providing on-the-job assistance
to women entrepreneurs.
- To support the
communities in the social development process by supporting women.