Aaghaz Foundation (AF) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, devoting its efforts for empowering underprivileged sections of society particularly women and labourers, strengthening local government institutions, promoting quality education and health awareness.
Aaghaz Foundation is working since 2006 in order to streamline the local government system, to ensure reforms for gender-sensitive governance structure and participatory community development through its contribution in various researches, advocacy campaigns, community mobilization, and training programs.
Activities:
 Interactive sessions on Human Rights, Women Rights, Brick kills rights, Health and environmental awareness are regularly held with the communities of Shalimar and wagha Town
 Aaghaz foundation is member of convening committee of Alliance for Human development, Lahore which focuses to address the issue of violence against women
 Aaghaz Theater performs street and interactive theaters on the issues of violence against women, child labour, CCBs etc.
 Aaghaz foundation is also an active member of other advocacy forums including Pakistan social forum, Punjab NGOs coordination council, Pak India Peace forum, citizen Action committee and joint Action committee for people’s rights.
 Awareness session of youth for “Active citizenship “in youth Dialogues
 Awareness session of youth and communities for “Electoral Reforms
Health and Education:
 Aaghaz foundation is running 75 community based primary and adult Literacy Schools for needy children’s, with support of government institutions and local philanthropists.
 Arranging activities on child sexual Abuses in vulnerable segment of society
 Regularly organize medical camps with support of Doctors Association and different pharmaceutical companies in Shalimar and wagha Town.
 Organize awareness session on HIV/AIDS & T.B.
Strengthening of Local Government Institutions
 Provided training to union councils particularly women and labour councilors on their roles and responsibilities in Lahore and vehari.
 Formed a network of CCBs in city district Lahore
 Providing regular assistance to CCBs in registration, project formation and management
Networking
 Aaghaz Foundation has the association with various civil society organizations and networks as follows:
 Partner organization: SPO, Aurat Foundation and Action Aid.
 Member of Home net Pakistan
 Aaghaz foundation is member of convening committee of Alliance for Human development, Lahore which focuses to address the issue of violence against women
 Aaghaz Theater performs street and interactive theaters on the issues of violence against women, child labour, CCBs etc.
 Aaghaz foundation is also an active member of other advocacy forums including Pakistan social forum, Punjab NGOs coordination council, Pak India Peace forum, citizen Action committee and joint Action committee for people’s rights.
 Member of Agha Khan Foundation in Lahore Region
Outreach
 Lahore (Head office)
 Faisalabad
 Okara
 Sargoda
 Gujarnwala
 Jhang
 chiniot
Legal status (type of registration e.g. government body, non-governmental
organization, limited liability company, partnership, etc, registration
number) & date of registration of organization:
Aaghaz Foundation is a nongovernmental organization and it’s registered through Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Ordinance of 1961. Its Registration number is DO SW WD&BM (R&G) 07:-1505 whilst its registration certificate was released in the year of 2002.
Type of organization (e.g. service delivery, advocacy, research, educational,
other): Service Delivery, Trainings/ Capacity Building, Research & Advocacy
Organization’s outreach (local, provincial, national, and whether urban
and/or rural): Provincial
Number of offices and appropriate staff strength: 2 Offices, (Lahore & Faisalabad) Staff Strength 27 (13 Paid & 14 Volunteers)
Previous Donors (i.e. names of organizations or bodies from which the
applicant has received any type of funding): The list of previous donor is too long; however we have been implementing partner of CVP – TDEA, GEP, Action Aid – Pakistan, DTCE and SPO.

Previous Funded Projects undertaken in the past 3 years:
Project Name: “Strengthening Democracy and Governance through Improved
Participation of Women Voters” (CVP Cycle 4)
Donor Name: CVP-TDEA
Project Duration, i.e. start/end date: March 12 2013 to July 11 2013
Contact Person/Designation: Mazahar Bokhari (M & E Officer)
Email address: mazhar.bokhari@cvpa-tdea.org 2
Project Name: “Working together to Address Gender-based Violence & Protection of
Women’s Rights” (sub-grant Number 79)
Donor Name: Gender Equity Program (GEP)
Project Duration, i.e. start/end date: January 2012 to April 2012
Contact Person/Designation: Noman Mustafa
Email address: n.mustafa@asiafound.org
Project Name: “Citizens Campaign for Women’s Representation”
Donor Name: Aurat Foundation
Project Duration, i.e. start/end date: March 2004 – November 2006
Contact Person/Designation: Mumtaz Mughal
Email address: mumtaz.mughal@af.org.pk
Contact Number:
Project Name: “Training/ capacity building of Citizen Community Boards (CCBs)”
Donor Name: DTCE
Project Duration, i.e. start/end date: August 2005 – March 2006
Contact Person/Designation: Muhammad Waseem
Email address: waseem@dtce.org.pk
Contact Number
CVP Citizen Voice project 2013
CVP Citizen Voice project 2015 to 2016
Gender Equality Programme
Strengthening District Bar Association & Setting up Facilitation Kiosk in District Court Lahore
Aaghaz Foundation is implementing the project of ‘Strengthening District Bar Association and Setting up Facilitation Kiosks in District Court Lahore’ under the Gender Equity Program (GEP) of Aurat Foundation by the support of the American People through United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
This project aims:
• Capacitating and strengthening District Bar Association
• Upholding women’s legal rights
• Encouraging pro-bono services to women litigants
• Facilitation of information dissemination via kiosk for women that seek legal assistance

Members of Organizations Board (if any):
1. Amna Waseem Butt
2. Zahid Farooq
3. Shehzadai Asma
4. Zafar Malik
5. Naeem Nasir
6. Farhana Azhar
7. Arfan Haider

Other Partners
Aaghaz Foundation has been involved in programme implementation with the support/ collaboration of CVP – TDEA, Gender Equity Program (GEP), Aurat Foundation, Child Rights Movement(CRM), DTCE, Action Aid – Pakistan and SPO and. Of course, we are the partner of various donor and support organizations of the country.
Aaghaz Foundation email: aagaz_foundation@yahoo.com
Website: www.aagazfoundation.org.pk
Tel: 04236292515

OUR VISION

Our vision is a peaceful, just and prosperous society, where every human being enjoys equal status and dignity.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

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