Our Members

  • Zardozi
    Membership:
    500
    Head Office:
    Kabul, Afghanistan

    Zardozi is a local, non-government and non-profit organisation aiming to provide economic and social services to women in four of Afghanistan’s provinces. The organisation develops innovative methods to help women embrace entrepreneurship.

    Contact:
    +93 700 287 963
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    capacity-building
    business-support
    microfinance
    market-linkages
    community-building
    poverty-alleviation
    info-zardozi-org
    -93-700-287-963
    https-zardozi-org-
    afghanistan
  • Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation (BLF)
    Membership:
    1000
    Head Office:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation (BLF) is a non-government, non-profit, non-partisan organisation that represents the interests of Bangladesh’s working class. BLF works for the welfare of workers, professionals, women, children, employees and families by undertaking various programmes and projects.

    Contact:
    +880 2 967 3851
    Website:
    bangladesh-labour-welfare-foundation-blf-
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    labour-rights
    organising
    human-rights
    unionisation
    office-blf-bd-org
    -880-2-967-3851
    www-blf-bd-org
    bangladesh
  • Centre for Services & Information on Disability (CSID)
    Membership:
    377
    Head Office:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    CSID is a non-profit, voluntary organisation that was registered as a Charity Trust in 1997. The organisation envisions an inclusive society where all disadvantaged members, including those with disabilities, live with equal rights and have access to the same opportunities that enable them to live a life of dignity.

    Contact:
    +88 011 95016665
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    377
    dhaka-bangladesh
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    empowerment
    skills-training
    livelihoods
    security
    director-csid-gmail-com
    -88-011-95016665
    bangladesh
  • Development Wheel (DEW)
    Membership:
    1200
    Head Office:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Founded in 1996, Development Wheel (DEW) is a non-profit, development organisation that promotes self-help, poverty alleviation initiatives aimed at the economically-disadvantaged households in Bangladesh. DEW mainly focuses on promoting Bangladesh’s arts and crafts sector by facilitating the development of small enterprises that generate self-employment opportunities for the urban and rural poor. 

    Contact:
    +880 2913 7196
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    1200
    dhaka-bangladesh
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    poverty-alleviation
    livelihoods
    security
    gender
    basic-infrastructure
    human-rights
    governance
    info-dewbd-org
    -880-2913-7196
    http-dewbd-org-dew-
    bangladesh
  • Hitaishi
    Membership:
    2050
    Head Office:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Established in 1993, Hitaishi is a non-governmental organisation that works towards the socio-economic upliftment of the disadvantaged and the distressed. Through savings and micro-credit products, it encourages economically-backward women to improve their incomes and achieve financial security.

    Contact:
    +88 01979 867744
    hitaishi
    2050
    dhaka-bangladesh
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    capacity-building
    slum-development
    women-s-entrepreneurship
    microfinance
    poverty-alleviation
    hitaishi-dhaka-net
    -88-01979-867744
    bangladesh
  • Nari Maitree
    Membership:
    750
    Head Office:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Nari Maitree (NM) – meaning women's solidarity, is a women-led, non-partisan, and non-profit development organisation. It was founded in 1983 by a group of female social activists with a mission to empower the disadvantaged and vulnerable women, children, adolescents, and youth of the country. Over the years Nari Maitree has emerged as one of the leading national NGOs dealing with urban problems, especially in the capital city of Dhaka. It has also designed and implemented programmes for the rural people in different parts of the country.

    Contact:
    + 880 1711541453
    nari-maitree
    750
    dhaka-bangladesh
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    women-s-empowerment
    primary-health-care-services
    primary-education
    violence-against-women
    skills-training
    microfinance
    climate-change
    nmhq-bracnet-net
    -880-1711541453
    http-www-narimaitree-com-index-php
    bangladesh
  • SAMATA
    Membership:
    500
    Head Office:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    SAMATA seeks a poverty-free, pro-poor society, which is based on social justice, human dignity, gender equity and democracy. It also seeks to establish an environment that sustains development for the poor and voiceless. It looks to achieve, for the landless and other disadvantage groups including women, a sustainable social, economic and political empowerment by increasing and establishing their rights to public resources.

    Contact:
    +88 01912007013
    samata
    500
    dhaka-bangladesh
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    capacity-building
    training
    resources-mobilisation
    networking
    lobbying
    research
    gender-development
    samata-bangladesh-gmail-com
    -88-01912007013
    bangladesh
  • Shushilan
    Membership:
    1750
    Head Office:
    Khulna, Bangladesh

    Shushilan is a non-government organisation dedicated to the development of an eco-sensitive society. Established in 1991, the organisation has worked to address the problems of the coastal people especially in areas like resource management and good governance.

    Contact:
    + 88 02 55010030, +88 01720505710
    shushilan
    1750
    khulna-bangladesh
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    sustainable-environmental-resource-management
    disaster-risk-management
    adaption-to-climate-change
    education
    ict
    health
    nutrition
    secure-livelihoods
    human-rights
    governance
    gender-equality
    bakuluzzaman-gmail-com
    -88-02-55010030-88-01720505710
    http-shushilan-org-
    bangladesh
  • Trinamul Nari Uddakta Society (GRASSROOTS)
    Membership:
    14300
    Head Office:
    Sylhet, Bangladesh

    Trinamul Nari Uddakta Society is a grassroots organisation that was established in 1998. The organisation is dedicated to the empowerment of home-based workers and is spread across 53 districts in Bangladesh. The Society aims to organise workers, educates them on labour rights, hones their skills, and nurtures market linkages.

    Contact:
    + 880 1762071809
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    14300
    sylhet-bangladesh
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    empowerment
    economic-and-social-security
    skills-development
    advocacy
    nariuddyakta-gmail-com
    -880-1762071809
    bangladesh
  • Institute of Management Studies (IMS)
    Membership:
    21000
    Head Office:
    Thimpu. Bhutan
    Areas of Work:

    IMS aims to be a premier institute known for promoting excellence in management training and development. Since it was founded in 2008, it has contributed to developing the human capacities and human dynamics in the country through its wide range of innovative services that are abreast with the pace of time.

    Contact:
    +975 77107575
    institute-of-management-studies-ims-
    21000
    thimpu-bhutan
    ims-aims-to-be-a-premier-institute-known-for-promoting-excellence-in-management-training-and-development-since-it-was-founded-in-2008-it-has-contributed-to-developing-the-human-capacities-and-human-dynamics-in-the-country-through-its-wide-range-of-innovative-services-that-are-abreast-with-the-pace-of-time-
    education
    capacity-building
    lekphelltenzin-hotmail-com
    -975-77107575
    http-ims-edu-bt-
    bhutan
  • Read Bhutan
    Membership:
    60
    Head Office:
    Thimpu. Bhutan

    Read began working in Bhutan in 2008 with the goal of transforming rural communities by creating access to information and resources and building a culture of reading. With the help of its partner communities, the organisation has established the first rural lending libraries in the country. From a centre that provides agricultural trainings to farmers, to environmental sustainability programmes for kids, to a programme to boost women’s civic participation, READ is helping create vibrant places to live and thrive in Bhutan. 

    Contact:
    +00 975 17692042
    read-bhutan
    60
    thimpu-bhutan
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    education
    women-s-rights
    poverty-alleviation
    child-rights
    info-readbhutan-org
    -00-975-17692042
    http-www-readglobal-org-
    bhutan
  • SABAH Bhutan
    Membership:
    974
    Head Office:
    Thimphu, Bhutan

    SABAH Bhutan was established with funding from the SAARC Development Fund as a part of the project “Strengthening Livelihood Initiatives of the Home-Based Workers in the SAARC Region”. It aims to promote the welfare of the home-based workers in the country by enhancing and marketing their skills and, thereby, reviving traditional art, skills and designs.

    Contact:
    +975 17110591
    sabah-bhutan
    974
    thimphu-bhutan
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    capacity-building
    skills-training
    market-linkages
    empowerment
    sabah-bhutan2012-gmail-com
    -975-17110591
    http-www-sabahbt-org-
    bhutan
  • Aim Of Our Regional Development (ROAD)
    Membership:
    1600
    Head Office:
    Sambalpur, Orissa

    Based out of Orissa, ROAD is an organisation that is dedicated to identifying and addressing the issues that slum settlements face. They organise and empower those that live in informal settlements, especially women, to build resilience, to access basic infrastructure services, and to better their income opportunities.

    Contact:
    +91 9937710471
    aim-of-our-regional-development-road-
    1600
    sambalpur-orissa
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    slum-development
    resilience-building
    women-s-empowerment
    child-rights
    rural-home-based-worker-rights
    livelihoods
    road06-rediffmail-com
    -91-9937710471
    india
  • Institute Of Social Studies (ISST)
    Membership:
    5000
    Head Office:
    New Delhi, India

    The Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. ISST is dedicated to conducting research and action programmes to promote social justice and equity for the under-privileged with a focus on women.

    Contact:
    +91 11 4768 2222
    institute-of-social-studies-isst-
    5000
    new-delhi-india
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    research
    policy-debate
    grassroots-activism
    isstdel-isstindia-org
    -91-11-4768-2222
    http-www-isstindia-org-
    india
  • Learn India
    Membership:
    3000
    Head Office:
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN) is an NGO headquartered in Mumbai dedicated to mobilising female informal sector workers in the urban slums of Maharashtra since 2008. The objectives of LEARN are to assist in building collectivisation of workers in informal employment and also to conduct research so as to increase understanding of their issues and develop collective grassroots responses to them.

    Contact:
    +91 9869210206
    learn-india
    3000
    mumbai-maharashtra-india
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    research
    mobilisation
    collectivisation
    contact-learn-india-org
    -91-9869210206
    http-learn-india-org-
    india
  • Learn Mahila Kamgar Sanghatan
    Membership:
    6500
    Head Office:
    Mumbai, India

    Learn Mahila Kamgaar Sanghatana (LMKS) is a Maharashtra-based union of women workers in the urban informal economy. It operates in the cities of Mumbai, Nashik and Solapur. The membership includes home-based workers, domestic workers, garment workers, ragpickers, street vendors, construction workers and micro-factory workers. LMKS aims to enhance collectivisation and solidarity-building among urban-poor, women-workers through education, awareness and research.

    Contact:
    +91 9870928995
    learn-mahila-kamgar-sanghatan
    6500
    mumbai-india
    learn-mahila-kamgaar-sanghatana-lmks-is-a-maharashtra-based-union-of-women-workers-in-the-urban-informal-economy-it-operates-in-the-cities-of-mumbai-nashik-and-solapur-the-membership-includes-home-based-workers-domestic-workers-garment-workers-ragpickers-street-vendors-construction-workers-and-micro-factory-workers-lmks-aims-to-enhance-collectivisation-and-solidarity-building-among-urban-poor-women-workers-through-education-awareness-and-research-
    women-s-empowerment
    livelihoods-of-the-urban-poor
    decent-work
    organising
    learn-india-outlook-com
    -91-9870928995
    india
  • Sadhna
    Membership:
    620
    Head Office:
    Udaipur, Rajasthan

    Sadhna was established in 1988 to provide alternative incomes for women in Udaipur’s rural, tribal and urban slum belts. Sadhna undertakes trainings in patchwork, appliqué and Tanka embroidery so that women can earn a secure living. Today, Sadhna provides continuous trainings to women artisans to improve their skills. It acts as a support network and helps them secure a life of dignity.

    Contact:
    +91 2942454655
    sadhna
    620
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    capacity-building
    promotion-of-heritage-crafts
    skill-development
    market-linkages
    economic-empowerment
    marketing-sadhna-org
    -91-2942454655
    https-sadhna-org-
    india
  • SEWA India
    Membership:
    385463
    Head Office:
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat

    SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. SEWA’s main goal is to organise women workers for full employment that includes work security, income security, food security and social security (at least healthcare, child care and shelter). They also promote economic and social self-reliance amongst women. 

    Contact:
    +91 9825095982
    sewa-india
    385463
    ahmedabad-gujarat
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    unionisation
    organisation
    workers-rights
    women-s-rights
    economic-empowerment
    sewaunion-gmail-com
    -91-9825095982
    http-www-sewa-org-index-asp
    india
  • Addu Trade Cooperative
    Membership:
    490
    Head Office:
    Addu City, Maldives

    Addu Trade Cooperative was formed in 2012 with an aim to empower women and to improve their livelihoods.

    addu-trade-cooperative
    490
    addu-city-maldives
    addu-trade-cooperative-was-formed-in-2012-with-an-aim-to-empower-women-and-to-improve-their-livelihoods-
    women-s-empowerment
    livelihoods
    skills-training
    addutradecooperative-gmail-com
    maldives
  • Live And Learn Environmental Education
    Membership:
    135
    Head Office:
    Male, Maldives

    Live & Learn educates, mobilises communities, and facilitates supportive partnerships in order to foster a greater understanding of sustainability, and to help move towards a sustainable future. Live & Learn works with communities throughout Asia and the Pacific to design, implement and learn from community-based development projects. The projects are specific to each community and cover a number of thematic program areas.

    Contact:
    +960 7915089
    live-and-learn-environmental-education
    135
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    mobilisation
    sustainable-development
    community-development
    maldives-livelearn-org
    -960-7915089
    http-www-livelearn-org-
    maldives
  • Maldives Authentic Crafts Cooperative (MACCS)
    Membership:
    60
    Head Office:
    Male, Maldives

    MACCS was founded in 2011 by a group of women, striving to develop and market authentic handicraft items crafted by rural artisans. It also aims to promote the local, handicrafts industry of Maldives. 

    Contact:
    +960 7783324
    maldives-authentic-crafts-cooperative-maccs-
    60
    male-maldives
    maccs-was-founded-in-2011-by-a-group-of-women-striving-to-develop-and-market-authentic-handicraft-items-crafted-by-rural-artisans-it-also-aims-to-promote-the-local-handicrafts-industry-of-maldives-
    skill-development
    capacity-building
    market-linkages
    preservation-of-heritage-crafts
    aynthu-abdulla-gmail-com
    -960-7783324
    maldives
  • Home Based Workers Concern Society Nepal (HBWCSN)
    Membership:
    3600
    Head Office:
    Kalopul, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Formally established in 2002, Home Based Workers Concern Society Nepal (HBWCSN) is made up of 90, self-help groups, nine, autonomous co-operatives and two NGOs. While the co-operatives and NGOs largely function on their own, they are linked to HBWCSN and rely on it for support in backstopping, marketing, skill enhancement, advocacy for rights and recognition, institution building, and managerial support. The majority of its members, all women, are employed in industries like wooden handicrafts, knitting, weaving, tailoring, briquette making, bead work, embroidery and Buddhist handicrafts.

    Contact:
    +977 01 4414642 (o), +977 9841312757
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    3600
    kalopul-kathmandu-nepal
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    skill-enhancement
    institution-building
    marketing
    advocacy
    workers-right-and-organisational-support
    hbwcsnepal-gmail-com
    prabha-pokhrel-hotmail-com
    -977-01-4414642-o-977-9841312757
    nepal
  • Saathi
    Membership:
    500
    Head Office:
    Lalitpur, Nepal

    Saathi meaning ‘friend’ in Nepali is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, which was established in 1992 to address the contemporary challenges that Nepali women face. In keeping with this agenda, Saathi identified violence against women and children as an area requiring urgent attention and intervention.

    Contact:
    +977 9840057104
    saathi
    500
    lalitpur-nepal
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    women
    violence-against-women
    children
    skills-training
    livelihoods
    community-development
    saathi-ktm-gmail-com
    -977-9840057104
    https-www-saathi-org-np-
    nepal
  • SABAH Nepal
    Membership:
    3000
    Head Office:
    Patan, Nepal

    SABAH Nepal is a social-business organisation which works towards strengthening the livelihoods of financially deprived and marginalised women home based workers in Nepal.

    It has been zeroing in on its mission of empowering the rural and urban poor women working in the informal sector through economic self-sufficiency. The organisation is completely owned and operated by its women members.

    Contact:
    +977 9849063684
    sabah-nepal
    3000
    patan-nepal
    sabah-nepal-is-a-social-business-organisation-which-works-towards-strengthening-the-livelihoods-of-financially-deprived-and-marginalised-women-home-based-workers-in-nepal-it-has-been-zeroing-in-on-its-mission-of-empowering-the-rural-and-urban-poor-women-working-in-the-informal-sector-through-economic-self-sufficiency-the-organisation-is-completely-owned-and-operated-by-its-women-members-
    livelihoods
    women-s-empowerment
    skill-development
    global-supply-chains
    cottage-industry
    heritage-crafts
    robin-sabahnp-org
    -977-9849063684
    nepal
  • Women’s Skill Development Organization (WSDO)
    Membership:
    490
    Head Office:
    Pokara, Nepal

    WSDO is a fair trade organisation, which has been working since 1975 as a non-profit and is an income-generating programme for economically disadvantaged, disabled, abused, widowed, divorced, single and outcast women from rural Nepal, supporting them to be self-reliant and independent. The organisation’s members craft a wide range of hand-woven and handmade products and WSDO is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality products and services.

    Contact:
    +977 61534025
    women-s-skill-development-organization-wsdo-
    490
    pokara-nepal
    wsdo-is-a-fair-trade-organisation-which-has-been-working-since-1975-as-a-non-profit-and-is-an-income-generating-programme-for-economically-disadvantaged-disabled-abused-widowed-divorced-single-and-outcast-women-from-rural-nepal-supporting-them-to-be-self-reliant-and-independent-the-organisation-s-members-craft-a-wide-range-of-hand-woven-and-handmade-products-and-wsdo-is-committed-to-providing-its-customers-with-the-highest-quality-products-and-services-
    livelihoods
    women-s-empowerment
    skills-training
    fair-trade
    handlooms
    wsdonepal-gmail-com
    -977-61534025
    https-wsdonepal-com-
    nepal
  • Home Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF)
    Membership:
    3000
    Head Office:
    Karachi, Pakistan

    HBWWF's main objective is to bring recognition to home-based work as labour in Pakistan's law and incorporate home-based workers in social security schemes that exist in Pakistan. Wage issues are also discussed with officials and HBWWF works for the Ratification of C177.

    Contact:
    +92 3003770755
    home-based-women-workers-federation-hbwwf-
    3000
    karachi-pakistan
    hbwwf-039-s-main-objective-is-to-bring-recognition-to-home-based-work-as-labour-in-pakistan-039-s-law-and-incorporate-home-based-workers-in-social-security-schemes-that-exist-in-pakistan-wage-issues-are-also-discussed-with-officials-and-hbwwf-works-for-the-ratification-of-c177-
    advocacy
    capacity-building
    awareness-building
    unionisation
    research
    skill-development
    organising
    hbwwf-yahoo-com
    -92-3003770755
    https-hbwwf-org-
    pakistan
  • Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT)
    Membership:
    500
    Head Office:
    Swat, Pakistan

    Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT) is a local, non-profit organisation established in 2007 by the Torwali community youth for the integrated and sustainable development of the ethno-linguistic minorities of Northern Pakistan.

    Contact:
    +92 311 5000 233
    idara-baraye-taleem-o-taraqi-ibt-
    500
    swat-pakistan
    idara-baraye-taleem-o-taraqi-ibt-is-a-local-non-profit-organisation-established-in-2007-by-the-torwali-community-youth-for-the-integrated-and-sustainable-development-of-the-ethno-linguistic-minorities-of-northern-pakistan-
    empowerment
    preservation-of-ethnic-minority-languages-and-cultures
    sustainable-development
    research
    advocacy
    community-development
    ibtswat-gmail-com
    -92-311-5000-233
    http-www-torwali-org-en-welcome
    pakistan
  • Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP)
    Membership:
    500
    Head Office:
    Quetta, Pakistan

    IDSP through its educative programmes and courses seeks to nurture and develop communities that are enabled to change power structures. It aims to demystify processes surrounding education and development and generates values-based partnerships and practices at all levels.

    Contact:
    + 92 333-3749009
    institute-for-development-studies-and-practices-idsp-
    500
    quetta-pakistan
    idsp-through-its-educative-programmes-and-courses-seeks-to-nurture-and-develop-communities-that-are-enabled-to-change-power-structures-it-aims-to-demystify-processes-surrounding-education-and-development-and-generates-values-based-partnerships-and-practices-at-all-levels-
    education
    youth-development
    community-development
    skill-building
    livelihoods
    info-idsp-org-pk
    -92-333-3749009
    http-idsp-org-pk-
    pakistan
  • Kaarvan Crafts Foundation
    Membership:
    200
    Head Office:
    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

    Kaarvan Crafts Foundation is a not-for-profit company and also a hub for innovation, passion and humility. It provides training to women in the rural areas of Pakistan in order to build their confidence to participate in local decision-making and to help them access relevant urban markets. Kaarvan promotes a collective movement in order to achieve a culture of peace that’s gender sensitive. It is devoted to skills development not just vocational but also in the areas of communication, critical thinking and conflict transformation skills.

    Contact:
    +92 3008400719
    kaarvan-crafts-foundation
    200
    lahore-punjab-pakistan
    kaarvan-crafts-foundation-is-a-not-for-profit-company-and-also-a-hub-for-innovation-passion-and-humility-it-provides-training-to-women-in-the-rural-areas-of-pakistan-in-order-to-build-their-confidence-to-participate-in-local-decision-making-and-to-help-them-access-relevant-urban-markets-kaarvan-promotes-a-collective-movement-in-order-to-achieve-a-culture-of-peace-that-s-gender-sensitive-it-is-devoted-to-skills-development-not-just-vocational-but-also-in-the-areas-of-communication-critical-thinking-and-conflict-transformation-skills-
    livelihoods
    skill-building
    market-linkages
    vocational-training
    gender-equality
    nfo-kaarvan-com
    -92-3008400719
    https-kaarvan-com-
    pakistan
  • Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research (PILER)
    Membership:
    5000
    Head Office:
    Karachi Sindh, Pakistan

    PILER is a non-government organisation dedicated to promoting a democratic and effective labour movement for the overall advancement of a socially just and equitable society where the fundamental rights of people are respected and guaranteed.

    Contact:
    +92 3002119637373
    pakistan-institute-of-labour-education-amp-research-piler-
    5000
    karachi-sindh-pakistan
    piler-is-a-non-government-organisation-dedicated-to-promoting-a-democratic-and-effective-labour-movement-for-the-overall-advancement-of-a-socially-just-and-equitable-society-where-the-fundamental-rights-of-people-are-respected-and-guaranteed-
    mobilisation
    advocacy
    labour-rights
    traning-and-education
    research
    piler-institute-gmail-com
    -92-3002119637373
    http-piler-org-pk-
    pakistan
  • SABAH Pakistan
    Membership:
    2000
    Head Office:
    Rawalpindi, Pakistan

    SABAH Pakistan, the SAARC Business Association for Home-based women workers, is a pioneering organisation for women’s development and preserving the traditional techniques of Pakistan’s artisans. SABAH refers to its home-based workers as members, these are primarily female artisans from across Pakistan, who use their skills to create marketable fashion, clothing and home accessory items for Pakistani and international markets. To this end, SABAH hopes to work with members of Pakistan’s textile and fashion industries to promote the growth of the traditional techniques used by artisans, making them a productive part of a growing global industry in which Pakistan will play a major role.

    Contact:
    +92 3455547896
    sabah-pakistan
    2000
    rawalpindi-pakistan
    sabah-pakistan-the-saarc-business-association-for-home-based-women-workers-is-a-pioneering-organisation-for-women-s-development-and-preserving-the-traditional-techniques-of-pakistan-s-artisans-sabah-refers-to-its-home-based-workers-as-members-these-are-primarily-female-artisans-from-across-pakistan-who-use-their-skills-to-create-marketable-fashion-clothing-and-home-accessory-items-for-pakistani-and-international-markets-to-this-end-sabah-hopes-to-work-with-members-of-pakistan-s-textile-and-fashion-industries-to-promote-the-growth-of-the-traditional-techniques-used-by-artisans-making-them-a-productive-part-of-a-growing-global-industry-in-which-pakistan-will-play-a-major-role-
    women-amp-039-s-development
    skills-training
    heritage-crafts
    supply-chains
    sabahpak-gmail-com
    -92-3455547896
    pakistan
  • Sarsabz Foundation
    Membership:
    500
    Head Office:
    Faisalabad, Pakistan

    Sarsabz Foundation is a non-governmental organisation that is committed to the cause of human rights and social sector development thus promoting professional capabilities, essential resources, favourable opportunities, advocacy for causes, and rights of defenceless communities. It enables participatory governance, based on justice, free choices and equitable access to productive resources. It also works for gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

    Contact:
    +92 342 3666660
    sarsabz-foundation
    500
    faisalabad-pakistan
    sarsabz-foundation-is-a-non-governmental-organisation-that-is-committed-to-the-cause-of-human-rights-and-social-sector-development-thus-promoting-professional-capabilities-essential-resources-favourable-opportunities-advocacy-for-causes-and-rights-of-defenceless-communities-it-enables-participatory-governance-based-on-justice-free-choices-and-equitable-access-to-productive-resources-it-also-works-for-gender-equality-and-women-s-empowerment-
    capacity-building
    livelihoods
    advocacy
    human-rights
    women-s-empowerment
    sarsabz-rc-gmail-com
    -92-342-3666660
    pakistan
  • Sukhi Development Foundation
    Membership:
    6000
    Head Office:
    Mirpur AJK, Pakistan

    Sukhi works in partnership with the poorest people of the country, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local and national level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. It also works in partnership with various national and international organisations who are interested in the social and infrastructure development of Pakistan.

    Contact:
    +00 92 3008815373
    sukhi-development-foundation
    6000
    mirpur-ajk-pakistan
    sukhi-works-in-partnership-with-the-poorest-people-of-the-country-directly-enabling-them-to-improve-their-lives-as-well-as-using-knowledge-and-experience-to-influence-decisions-made-at-a-local-and-national-level-that-can-significantly-reduce-extreme-poverty-it-also-works-in-partnership-with-various-national-and-international-organisations-who-are-interested-in-the-social-and-infrastructure-development-of-pakistan-
    women-amp-039-s-development
    relief
    advocacy
    livelihoods
    health
    education
    capacity-building
    infrastructure
    market-support
    climate-change
    info-sukhi-org
    -00-92-3008815373
    http-sukhi-org-
    pakistan
  • Women Workers Helpline (WWHL)
    Membership:
    2500
    Head Office:
    Lahore, Pakistan

    Women Workers Helpline (WWHL) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works towards a socially just, economically equitable, politically aware and gender sensitive society. In order to promote and strengthen democracy and a gender-sensitised culture in Pakistan, WWHL creates awareness among women and enables them to play effective roles in political, economic and social arenas.

    Contact:
    + 92 3219402317
    women-workers-helpline-wwhl-
    2500
    lahore-pakistan
    women-workers-helpline-wwhl-is-an-independent-non-profit-organisation-that-works-towards-a-socially-just-economically-equitable-politically-aware-and-gender-sensitive-society-in-order-to-promote-and-strengthen-democracy-and-a-gender-sensitised-culture-in-pakistan-wwhl-creates-awareness-among-women-and-enables-them-to-play-effective-roles-in-political-economic-and-social-arenas-
    organising
    advocacy
    women-s-rights
    women-s-empowerment
    gender-equality
    mail-wwhl-org-pk
    -92-3219402317
    http-wwhl-org-pk-
    pakistan
  • Institute of Participatory Interaction in Development (IPID)
    Membership:
    250
    Head Office:
    Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

    IPID strives to create an environment that encourages social inclusion in the development process. It promotes the use of inclusive participatory approaches and methodologies by taking up initiatives of capacity building for governmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOS, and community-based organisations. 

    Contact:
    +94 (0)112 723833
    institute-of-participatory-interaction-in-development-ipid-
    250
    dehiwala-sri-lanka
    ipid-strives-to-create-an-environment-that-encourages-social-inclusion-in-the-development-process-it-promotes-the-use-of-inclusive-participatory-approaches-and-methodologies-by-taking-up-initiatives-of-capacity-building-for-governmental-organisations-un-agencies-ngos-and-community-based-organisations-
    capacity-building
    awareness
    inclusive-development
    training
    ipidmail-gmail-com
    -94-0-112-723833
    http-www-ipidlk-org-
    sri-lanka
  • Janathakshan (Guarantee) Ltd
    Membership:
    1500
    Head Office:
    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Janathakshan (GTE) Limited is a not for profit organisation established in 2011 to promote sustainable and green solutions in development to Sri Lanka and beyond. Janathakshan, meaning "people’s technology" or "technology for people" roots itself in the work of Practical Action, a technology-based INGO operated in Sri Lanka for over two decades and envisages the same vision and values of Practical Action founder E. F. Schumacher’s philosophy.

    Contact:
    +94 112829412
    janathakshan-guarantee-ltd
    1500
    colombo-sri-lanka
    janathakshan-gte-limited-is-a-not-for-profit-organisation-established-in-2011-to-promote-sustainable-and-green-solutions-in-development-to-sri-lanka-and-beyond-janathakshan-meaning-quot-people-s-technology-quot-or-quot-technology-for-people-quot-roots-itself-in-the-work-of-practical-action-a-technology-based-ingo-operated-in-sri-lanka-for-over-two-decades-and-envisages-the-same-vision-and-values-of-practical-action-founder-e-f-schumacher-s-philosophy-
    sustainable-development
    livelihoods
    small-enterprise-development
    capacity-building
    knowledge-sharing
    info-janathakshan-lk
    -94-112829412
    http-www-janathakshan-com-index-php-lang-en
    sri-lanka
  • Rural Enterprise Network (REN)
    Membership:
    Not Known
    Head Office:
    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    REN was established in August 2004 as an outcome of the Micro-Enterprise Project of Practical Action. It has been formed as a pilot project to develop the micro- and small-scale rural enterprises operating in isolation, through the provision of coordinated business development services. 

    Contact:
    +94 71193056
    rural-enterprise-network-ren-
    not-known
    colombo-sri-lanka
    ren-was-established-in-august-2004-as-an-outcome-of-the-micro-enterprise-project-of-practical-action-it-has-been-formed-as-a-pilot-project-to-develop-the-micro-and-small-scale-rural-enterprises-operating-in-isolation-through-the-provision-of-coordinated-business-development-services-
    poverty-alleviation
    rural-agro-produce
    sustainable-marketing
    collectivism
    linkages
    advocacy
    info-rensrilanka-org
    -94-71193056
    http-www-rensrilanka-org-home-html
    sri-lanka
  • Saviya Development Foundation
    Membership:
    600
    Head Office:
    Galle, Sri Lanka

    Saviya Development Foundation is a community-based, charitable and a non-profit organisation. Founded in 1991, the Foundation aims to fulfill the basic needs of the low-income category and establish a prosperous society filled with moral values, dignity and self-respect.

    Contact:
    +94 091 2245781
    saviya-development-foundation
    600
    galle-sri-lanka
    saviya-development-foundation-is-a-community-based-charitable-and-a-non-profit-organisation-founded-in-1991-the-foundation-aims-to-fulfill-the-basic-needs-of-the-low-income-category-and-establish-a-prosperous-society-filled-with-moral-values-dignity-and-self-respect-
    poverty-alleviation
    environment
    human-rights
    health-care
    community-development
    youth
    micro-finance
    enterprise-development
    sdfsri-sltnet-lk
    -94-091-2245781
    sri-lanka
  • SABAH Sri Lanka
    Membership:
    800
    Head Office:
    Ratmalana, Sri Lanka

    SABAH Sri Lanka is a network of Sri Lankan women food producers funded by the SAARC Development Fund (SDF). SABAH Sri Lanka develops the knowledge and skill-base of women, home-based workers so that they access better markets and income opportunities. 

    Contact:
    +94 770020456
    sabah-sri-lanka
    800
    ratmalana-sri-lanka
    sabah-sri-lanka-is-a-network-of-sri-lankan-women-food-producers-funded-by-the-saarc-development-fund-sdf-sabah-sri-lanka-develops-the-knowledge-and-skill-base-of-women-home-based-workers-so-that-they-access-better-markets-and-income-opportunities-
    skill-development
    market-linkages
    networking
    branding
    strengthening-of-worker-groups
    nfo-sabahlk-org
    -94-770020456
    http-www-sabahlk-org-
    sri-lanka
  • Wanasarana Thurulatha Swechcha Society (WTSS)
    Membership:
    800
    Head Office:
    Thihagoda, Sri Lanka

    Established in 2006, WTSS is a community-based organisation that works for women, the youth, and the disabled. It mainly works towards creating better employment opportunities for women and helps them access sustainable livelihoods. It also aims to establish women as contributing members of society. 

    Contact:
    +94 716216642
    wanasarana-thurulatha-swechcha-society-wtss-
    800
    thihagoda-sri-lanka
    established-in-2006-wtss-is-a-community-based-organisation-that-works-for-women-the-youth-and-the-disabled-it-mainly-works-towards-creating-better-employment-opportunities-for-women-and-helps-them-access-sustainable-livelihoods-it-also-aims-to-establish-women-as-contributing-members-of-society-
    conservation
    sustainable-development
    women-s-empowerment
    wtss46-yahoo-com
    -94-716216642
    sri-lanka