To mark 2nd anniversary of Floods 2010 & 2011, ActionAid Pakistan held different events at area offices and country office level. Apart from two People's Assemblies held in Lahore and Karachi, ActionAid held a Policy Dialogue on Rebuilding Lives-Post Floods 2010 & 2011. The event was attended by all stakeholders including the flood affectees, the civil society, media, the parliamentarians and Chairman NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority).
Islamabad: Thursday, March 29, 2012: While condemning prolonged delay in passage of Hindu Marriage Registration Act, Scheduled Caste Hindus especially women gathered here to lodge a protest against consequential social discrimination they are bound to face in absence of a law to protect their matrimonial rights.
ActionAid Pakistan is celebrating International Women Day 2012 with a zeal to bring forth issues of women living in far off areas of Pakistan. In this context, ActionAid Pakistan and its local partners working in different regions of Pakistan have conceived a collective plan to commemorate IWD in a more vigorous and effective way. 'Early Girl Marriage' issue has been taken up as a striking theme to work upon. Moreover ActionAid Pakistan is committed to launch women focused campaigns on 'Women's right to land and 'Promoting sustainable agriculture-linking practices to policy' for year 2012.
KHEWRA (Pind Dadan Khan), June 24: The Punjab government will soon provide health, education and residential facilities to the mine and gypsum quarry workers in the province, said Chief Inspector of Mines Punjab Raja Tehzib-ul-Hassan Ansari while responding to the demands raised by mine and gypsum quarry workers at a convention organised by Mine and Gypsum Quarry Workers Union supported by ActionAid Pakistan and its local partner Anjuman Rafah-i-Aama.
Islamabad: (Tuesday, June 21, 2011): A policy dialogue underlined the significance of an effective framework for disaster risk management in the country and demanded immediate compensation for the flood affected communities, particularly women, children and other vulnerable sections of society
Islamabad, 24 May 2011: A caravan of flood affected women demands for fiscal allocation in federal budget 2011-2012 to address women specific issues including protection from violence, discrimination and hunger as well as land ownership and control over productive resources.
Islamabad; Saturday (May 21, 2011): Hundreds of rural women from flood affected areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh will gather in Islamabad to demand budgetary allocation for a comprehensive flood rehabilitation package for women on priority.
Speakers of a national conference on MDGs declared crisis of democracy, terrorism, massive earthquake 2005, disastrous floods 2010, corruption, centralisation, poor infrastructure and unfair economic distribution as major causes of Pakistan’s slow progress towards MDGs targets.