All Pakistan Women's Association (APWA)

Association des femmes pakistanaises
Asociación Pan Pakistana de Mujeres

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History

21 Feb 1949, Karachi (Pakistan), by Begum Liaquat Ali Khan, at the 1st All Pakistan Women's Conference.

Aims

The informed and intelligent participation of the women of Pakistan in the growth and development of their country; advancement of the welfare of Pakistani women through the improvement of their legal, political, social and economic status; promotion of educational and cultural programmes and policies all over the country; the health and well-being of the people of Pakistan in the home and in the community; promotion of international goodwill and the brotherhood of mankind.

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Activities

District Branches all over Pakistan. Runs primary and secondary schools, arts and science colleges, adult literacy centres, fundamental education centres, Mothers' Clubs, dispensaries, clinics, maternity and child health centres, hospital, cottage industries shops, industrial homes for refugee and other destitute women; organizes social welfare work including rehabilitation, relief especially during emergencies, volunteers' training programmes, symposia, conferences, seminars, workshops, discussion groups, and cultural activities; has organized civil defence and voluntary nursing corps; acts as pressure group on issues of vital importance to women and children.

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Languages

English, Urdu.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 6 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

G0039

Last News Received

2006
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