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11 May

Witnessing the work of the Sarwar Foundation

By Suzan King I went to Pakistan in February 2019 to visit my friend Perveen Sarwar and to see the charitable work she does as part of the Sarwar Foundation. Before I went to Pakistan, I had an idea of the work the Foundation did as Perveen and I had often spoken about it. But I was honestly blown away by the scale and level of work they are doing. I could see every day I was in Pakistan how people’s...

28 Apr

New clean water plant

We have opened a new clean water plant at the Gujranwala police line. The Sarwar Foundation is installing water filtration plants in various districts of Punjab including all jails and police lines across Pakistan. Over 50% of patients admitted to hospitals and 30% of deaths nationwide are linked to water borne diseases. At least 1 million people benefit from the Foundation’s clean water initiative. If you would like to help provide more clean water in Pakistan, please donate here ...

13 Apr

Hunargah documentary

We have filmed a new documentary to showcase the work we do to empower women in Pakistan. Women in Pakistan make up only 20% of the country’s workforce Training women specific skill sets has the potential to transform their future. The Sarwar Foundation has launched more than 150 Hunargah skills training centres for women across the Punjab. These centres have trained more than 5,500 women who are now able to earn their own livelihood. Watch the six-minute documentary: All Hunargahs are equipped with the latest...

08 Mar

Economic justice for women

Vice Chair Perveen Sarwar has demanded economic justice for women in Pakistan. Speaking on International Women’s Day, she called for implementation of labour rights, recognition of women’s input to the ‘care economy’ as unpaid labour, provision of maternity leaves and day care centres to ensure women’s inclusion in labour force. Too many women are dependent on male guardians as they don’t have marketable skills. Mrs Sarwar is striving to empower them. She has reaffirmed her commitment towards gender equality, women...