The Aurat Foundation is a nationwide women's CSO in Pakistan with an extensive grassroots-level network. Aurat has implemented dozens of large-scale social, economic, and educational programs for grassroots women and leaders throughout Pakistan to increase women’s economic and political capital, with the aim of creating a more just, democratic, and caring society.
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About Aurat Foundation
The Aurat Foundation is a national non-profit, non-governmental organization working for women's empowerment and democratic governance in Pakistan. Founded in 1986, the Aurat Foundation is headquartered in Islamabad, with five regional offices in the provincial capitals of Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Gilgit, and 37 field offices.
After joining the WLP Partnership in 2006, the Aurat Foundation has continued to support civil society organizations, federal, provincial, and local governments and political parties, and other public and private institutions. The Aurat Foundation coordinates an extensive countrywide network of voluntary citizens’ groups and individual activists in the 128 districts of Pakistan. Over the last 30 years, the Aurat Foundation has been recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading institutions creating effective collaborations among citizens and civil society organizations mobilizing for women’s empowerment. The Aurat Foundation works primarily in English and Urdu.