Dry up their Tears: Help Conflict Affected Widows

by Policy Research ANd Development (PRAND) Organization


The long ongoing conflict (2000-2011) and recent worst flood of the history(july, 2010) has totally destroyed the social fabric, livelihood of the people in Pakistan by displacing millions of families,destroying their livelihood and social network. Widow women and their orphan are now living a miserable life of tears in eyes because they cannot feed their children, as their male family members, bread earners died in conflict or in flood.
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Majority of these flood and conflict affected people left their houses and are living a miserable life in temporary camps established by several UN and other humanitarian organizations. Many people died in this flood and conflict leaving behind widow women and orphan children.Other became homeless, lost their livelihood. Due to strict culture of the society women cannot go outside home to search some job or start some small business. The only option to them is to start some livelihood at home.


The project is aim to provide women vocational trainings in drafting and cutting, tailoring,hand embroidery, machine embroidery, hand knitting and machine knitting.This will not only support female participation in contributing to end poverty in this post conflict society, but will also contribute to the overall development of this conflict torn society.This way the destroyed livelihood will be restored and the children will go to school instead of going for child labor to support their family.

Long-Term Impact

Through this project women will get trainings, will develop their vocational skills and would contribute to family income. It will also contribute to children education and protection of children bright future, because when women get income through their learned vocational skills, they will send their children to school instead of sending them for labor.The skills development of these orphan girls and widows will also contribute to their empowerment to play its due role in community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Brief on Flood affected people displaced
Vocational trainings of auto-mechanic for young
Best Documentary on Pre-Conflict Livelihhood

Organization Information

Policy Research ANd Development (PRAND) Organization

Location: Peshawar, Pakistan/KPK - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.prand.org.pk
Project Leader:
Asghar Khan
Peshawar, Pakistan

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