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PERFORMANCE REPORT ASIAN REGION July 2008 To December 2009 INTERNATIONAL MUSLIM WOMEN UNION CENTRAL NORTH ASIAN REGION

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PERFORMANCE REPORT ASIAN REGION July 2008 To December 2009 INTERNATIONAL MUSLIM WOMEN UNION CENTRAL NORTH ASIAN REGION

 

INTERNATIONAL MUSLIM WOMEN UNION

CENTRAL NORTH ASIAN REGION

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MUSLIM WOMEN UNION

 

 

ASIAN REGION

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL SECRETARIAT

 

1.   Vice President Board of Trustees

 

Dr. Senator Kouser Firdous

 

2.   Assistant General Secretary (AGS) Asia

 

Samiha Rahil Qazi (BT Member)

 

3.   Incharge Pakistan Chapter

 

Shagufta Omar

 

4.   Incharge Cities

 

Samina Najeeb  (Islamabad)

 

Saima Shabbir  (Lahore)

 

5.   Incharge Media Cell

 

Saima Asma

 

6.  Incharge Projects

 

Ayesha Saad

 

7.  Coordinator Projects

 

Kalsoom Ranjha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

Ph: 0092-423-5419520-24

Fax: 0092-423-5432194

e.mail: عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

 

عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

 

MEMBER COUNTRIES

 

Pakistan

 

Turkey

 

Kashmir

 

Sri Lanka

 

Nepal

 

China

 

Bangladesh

 

Afghanistan

 

Azerbaijan

 

Kazakhstan

 

Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL OFFICE ACTIVITIES

 

Coordination With Head Office

 

Regular communication with head office of IMWU in Sudan is maintained.  Important events during the reporting period are as follows:

 

·      Visit of Dr. Mazahar Usman to Pakistan

 

·      Planning for the proposed meeting of the council of trustees in January 2009

 

·      Participation of Vice President Board of trustees and AGS Central North Asian Region in council of trustees meeting held in Malaysia instead of Pakistan

 

·      Coordination with member countries on International Hijab Day (4th September)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Activities of Regional Office Bearers

 

1.  Dr. Kausar Firdous,Vice President Board of Trustees

 

·      Supervision of projects of IMWU in Pakistan

·      Advocacy

·      Educational training and Tarbiyah imparting

·      Media representation

·      Participation in conferences, seminars organized by Government, Social sector, educational Institutions

 

 

2.  Sameeha Raheel Qazi, (AGS) Asian Region

 

·      Contacts with member countries of Region

For Turkey and Russia efforts were made to strengthen IMWU branches

Contact with all member country of the region for colleting report

·      Supervision of IMWU projects

·      Advocacy

·      Media representation

·      Participation in conferences, seminars organized by Government, Social sector, educational Institutions

·      Publications

 

 

3.  Shagufta Omar, Incharge Pakistan Chapter

 

·      Education, training and advocacy

·      Media representation

·      Participation in conferences, seminars organized by Government, Social sector, educational Institutions

·      Publications

 

 

4.  Samina Najeeb, Incharge Islamabad

 

·      Education and advocacy

·      Participation in conferences, seminars organized by Government, Social sector, educational Institutions

 

 

5.  Saima Shabbir, Incharge Lahore

 

·      Education, training and advocacy

·      Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMWU PROJECTS

 

 

 

1.  Qawareer Fashion

 

2.  Umeed-e-No (Psycho-Emotional Support Program)

 

3.  Food for All

 

4.  Education for All

 

5.  Mawakhat Micro Credit Scheme (Loans for  Small Scale Business)

 

6.  Maizban Khawateen Project (Waitress service for female gatherings)

 

7.  Maid Help Project

 

8.  Job Desk Project

 

9.  Helping Rural Women Project

 

10.                   Relief and Rehabilitation program for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

 

11.                   Human Resource Development Program

 

12.                   Mass Awareness Program

 

13.                   Hajj-o-Umra Training Program

 

14.                   Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qawareer Fashion

 

 

‘Qawareer Fashion’ was established to promote Hijab amongst educated young women,  Hijabs, dresses and accessories are exhibited at ‘Qawareer Fasion outlets’.  Pakistani, Turkish, Arabic and European Hijab styles are introduced.  Started in 2007, the project is working on no profit no loss basis at a sustainable level.

 

Project is advertised throughout Pakistan and orders are received and dispatched from the sale points.

 

 

Objectives:

 

·      Modest and decent fashion designing

 

·      Export of traditional items and handicrafts amongst member countries

 

·      Developing a network amongst Muslim women entrepreneurs and promoting healthy competition

 

·      Providing conducive working environment for women entrepreneurs

 

 

Outlets in Pakistan

 

Lahore (Two points), Karachi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Umeed-e-No (Psycho-Emotional Support Program)

 

‘Psyco-Emotional Support Program’ started for rehabilitation as well as mental and emotional resettlement of earth quake victims in 2005 was continued with various dimensions.

 

·      Clinical Counseling Services are provided to women and girls in need of counseling and guidance.  A regular set up is working under the project for women from twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

 

·      Awareness lectures and workshops are arranged for women and students at the centre.

 

·      As a result of armed conflicts in some areas of Pakistan, millions of people were displaced from their lands.  These Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were accommodated in shelter homes in some parts of NWFP province and in capital city Islamabad.  Under the program following activities were carried out:

 

Consultants and field workers of Umeed-e-No project visited families in Islamabad extending their professional guidance and counseling services.

 

Tours were also arranged for shelter camps in northern areas.  Master trainers from the affected areas were also trained as counselors, by expert psychologists at Islamabad

 

·      Team members of Umeed-e-No participate in seminars and training programs of such nature organized by other institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Centre, Lahore

 

Two storied building is being constructed as a community centre, a project of IMWU in an under developed locality of Lahore.  Ground floor is completed and various welfare activities are being carried on.  First floor of the building is under construction.  This community centre is accommodating following facilities and activities:

 

·      Eight rooms for a community school

 

·      Two rooms for Madarisa-tul-Quran

 

·      Two rooms for vocational centre

 

·      Two rooms for medical clinic

 

·      Space for occasional large scale medial camps

 

·      Thrift shops based on used collected items

 

·      Grocery stores on controlled rates

 

 

 

 

Community Centre Islamabad

 

Community centre at Islamabad is working with multiple welfare activities for women:

 

Sewing classes are held offering certificate course

 

Computer classes are arranged offering certificate course

 

Thrift shop is arranged based on used items collected

 

Ration is distributed to families during Ramazan

 

Dowry gifts are given to girls

 

Educational stipend are offered to needy students

 

Medical camps are arranged

 

Awareness programs are arranged

 

Counseling services are provided through lawyers and psychologists

 

 

 

Food for All

 

Food assistance is provided to poor families, jail inmates and to calamity stricken areas.  Various activities in this regard have been as follows:

 

·      Providing food to various Madarisas

 

·      Providing monthly food ration in various settlements

 

·      Providing ration in Ramadan to various families

 

·      Distribution of dry ration as well as prepared food in shelter camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

 

·      Providing food items to jail women inmates and juveniles

 

·      Providing milk to poor students in community centre school project under IMWU, and patients visiting clinic of the project

 

·      Slaughtering of cows and goats on Eid-al-Azha and distribution in slum areas

 

Education for All

 

Acquisition of knowledge is the basic right as well as duty of every human being.  In spite of all Governments’ will or claims for providing education to all, in under developed countries it is not possible without the contribution of civil society. 

 

To carry out projects of IMWU for promoting Education for following activities were carried out during the reporting period:

 

·      A community centre was constructed in Lahore with a school for poor children.  Uniform was provided to students.  Eid gifts were given to students and teachers

 

·      ‘Masjid –Maktab Scheme’ was carried on to provide basic literacy and Quran education to children of slum areas

 

·      Madarisa school for girls is planned to be started in January 2010 in newly constructed community centre in Lahore

 

·      An awareness campaign was launched to educate deprived population

Mawakhat Micro Credit Scheme (Loans for Small Scale Business)

 

Loans for small business on easy installments were provided to women and families.  Applications were collected, women were interviewed and selection was done.  Loans were provided for the following projects:

 

·      Fruit carts

 

·      Grocery shops

 

·      Buying a cow

 

·      Set up cafeteria in school

 

·      Candle making

 

·      Buying a cab

 

It is hearting that majority of business women who have taken loans are returning it on the prescribed

terms and conditions

 

 

 

Maizban Khawateen Project (Service Women for Women Funtions)

 

 

The Maizban Khawateen Project was initiated to respect many families desire to maintain Hijab and segregation in wedding, parties, official functions or family gatherings.

 

Thirteen waitresses were trained to provide services in family or social gatherings to women guests.  The training includes capacity building as well as orientation to social norms and moral education.  Uniform was selected and provided to waitresses.  Workers are facilitated by providing business links and transport arrangements.

 

Under the project around 100 functions have been covered successfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maid Help Project

 

This project is working to facilitate and capacitate female domestic servants.  Project comprises of following activities:

 

·      Registering of available domestic servants

 

·      Locating job places in various sectors of city

 

·      Placement of maids in required places

 

·      Training programs for maids for best performance of job as well as for observing code of conduct during service

 

·      Awareness regarding legal rights of maids to both the employer and the employee

 

·      Provision of monthly ration to registered maids

 

·      Assistance to registered maids in wedding of their daughters or sons

 

·      Assistance for medical facilities in cash and kind

 

 

Job Desk Project

 

To facilitate unemployed youth (male, female) in finding the advertised jobs in the market ‘job Desk Project’ was initiated.  Vacancies advertised in various newspapers were noted.  Registered persons or others in contact were helped to apply or appear for interview as required.

 

Almost all registered persons for the jobs of Engineers Accountants, Security guards, Drivers, Cook, Clerks were adjusted in various advertised jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping Rural Women Project

 

Women in rural areas were helped through multiple activities:

 

·      Assistance was provided regarding home based entrepreneur

 

·      Marketing projects were launched to facilitate home based workers in displaying and selling their products

 

·      Capacity building programs were arranged

 

·      Other required assistance was provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relief and Rehabilitation for Internally  Displaced Persons (IDPs)

 

Relief activities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Waziristan, Sawat and Malakand areas were extensively carried out:

 

·      Visits to shelter camps were made

 

·      Food assistance was provided

 

·      Bedding, clothing and ather necessities were provided

 

·      Through Umeed-e-No project emotional support was provided to families

 

·      Through Mawakhat Project (Small scale business loan scheme) many families in Islamabad and Rawalpindi were provided loans to initiate some earning for their families

 

·      Trips were made to shelter camps in affected areas for need assessment as well as provision of relief goods

 

 

Human Resource Development Program

 

Human Resource Development Program was initiated for orientation, training and capacity building of women from various walks of life.  Following groups of women have attended the programs so far:

 

·      Dawah workers

 

·      Social workers

 

·      Students

 

·      Teachers

 

·      Media personnels

 

·      Political representatives

 

·      Doctors

 

Various workshops arranged, video recording and detailed reading handouts were prepared.  Some of the areas for workshops have been:

 

·      Time Management

 

·      Event Management

 

·      Communication skill

 

·      Stress Management

 

·      Effective Team Work

 

·      Planning, evaluation and Reporting

 

·      Fund Raising Techniques

 

·      Use of IT

 

·      Use of Computer and Internet for Da’wah work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Awareness Program

 

Lectures and workshops covering multiple areas of public and private matters for women and girls were conducted by office bearers and members of IMWU in Pakistan.  These programs are onducted in universities, colleges, schools, residences, and other institutions.  Some of the topics are as follows:

 

·      Civic responsibilities

 

·      Qualities of a good human being

 

·      Child care in Islam

 

·      Old age parents care

 

·      Healthy family relationships

 

·      Importance of Understanding Quran

 

·      Importance of studying seerah

 

·      Application of Islamic Aqida in professional and private matters

 

·      Women health

 

·      First Aid for family

 

·      Personal hygiene

 

·      Community hygiene

 

·      Clean and healthy environment

 

·      Safe drinking water

 

·      Marriage and family in Islam

 

·      Family laws

 

·      Legislation for women in Pakistan

 

·      Crisis management

 

·      Effective fund raising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hajj-o-Umra Training Program

 

Hajj-o-Umra training program is carried out throughout the country.  Women in various cities are trained as master trainers who orient women Hujjaj in their respective cities in their regional languages.  Literature is prepared and distributed extensively to support these training efforts.

 

All important International contacts are requested to inform about their visit to Macca and Madina and efforts are made to arrange a meeting in Haram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media representation

 

Views on educational, political, legal and social issues were expressed through electrical as well as print media.

 

Electronic Media

 

Media representation was considered important and appearances were made in the following:

 

International Media

 

Voice of America, BBC, Iran Radio and TV, CNN, CNBC, Al-Jazeerah, Radio Australia, Abu-Dhabi TV

 

Pakistani Media

 

PTV, Pakistan Broad Casting Corporation (PBC), Geo, Indus, ARY, Khyber, KTN, Apna, Aaj, FM Radio International Islamic University, FM Radio Riffah University

 

 

 

 

Media Workshop

 

For enabling Muslim women to face challenges of media and effective portrayal of Muslim women a workshop was arranged successfully under the capacity building program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

1.   Awareness brochures and books for Women Hujjaj

 

·      Umrah and Hajj; Step-Wise procedures(English)

·      General guidance for Hujjaj women (Urdu)

·      History and philosophy of Hajj (Urdu)

·      Brochures on hajj procedures; (Urdu)

Umra: step wise guide

Hajj: step wise guide

Ihram and related issues

Duas related to Hajj-0-Umra

Special issues of women related to Hajj-o-Umra

Women and Prayers in congregation, Friday prayers and Funeral prayers

 

2.   Book on Eid-al Azha and brochure for Eid-al-Fitar

 

3.   Brocheres of duas for calamities and other troubles

 

 

4.   Dissolution of Marriage:Practices, Shariah and Prevelant Laws

 

5.   Gender Equality: Western and Islamic Perspective (Revised edition)

 

6.   Status and Role of Women: An Islamic Perspective

 

7.    International Hijab Day

 

8.   Women Rights Day

 

9.   Sunnah as source of Islamic Law

 

10.                   History of Family Laws in Pakistan