Social Research and Development Organization (SRDO), a Karachi based registered NGO, has been working for the promotion and protection of women and child rights, since 2000, in Sindh province as well as in other parts of the country though networking partners.
The organization is also among the group of very few registered NGOs, working on road safety and traffic management in Pakistan.
In order to tackle the problem and create mass awareness about harassment of women in public transport and at public places; SRDO has established a Helpline to make Public Transport and Public Places safe for Women in Karachi.
The organization has conducted several research projects and supervised surveys and studies on issues relating to social and economic development of disadvantaged groups and communities.
While realizing the structural and systematic problems, the organization has established a Free Legal Aid Centre for poor and needy women and children.
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS RAISING IN SCHOOLS:
SRDO with its traffic safety program raises awareness among school children and gives them knowledge and information regarding the traffic rules, signs and the precautionary measures required, while crossing the roads. The organization has so far conducted more than 250 awareness raising programs in different parts of the Sindh province.
HARASSMENT OF WOMEN IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
In order to tackle the problem and create mass awareness about harassment of women in public transport and at public places; Social Research and Development Organization (SRDO) has established a Helpline to make Public Transport and Public Places safe for Women in Karachi.
FREE LEGAL AID CENTRE:
Social Research and Development Organization (SRDO) provides free legal aid and advice to children and women, victim of violence and discrimination, in Karachi.
DIALOGUE ON IMPORTANT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES:
SRDO regularly organizes programs to create a healthy debate on important social issues such as health, education, environment, road safety, women & child rights and role of civil society in development of the country.
PROMOTION OF CHILD RIGHTS:
SRDO regularly organizes awareness raising sessions for children and teachers about the different articles of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) in schools, mainly located in lower income neighborhoods.
SRDO also organizes storytelling session for school going and out of school children in lower income areas of the city.
RESEARCH & SURVEYS:
The organization has conducted several researchers and supervised surveys and studies on issues pertaining to women, children, road safety, and social development.
TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS:
SRDO organizes awareness raising lectures, capacity building trainings & workshops on women and children issues as well as on road safety and traffic management.
DATABASE ON TRAFFIC:
SRDO maintains a database on traffic accidents; the organization collects the data through different sources including newspapers and partners.