Safeworld staff are heartbroken about the brutal murder of Farida Afridi.
Farida, together with Noorzia Afridi, co-founded SAWERA.
At a young age, the two women chose to devote their lives to promoting women's empowerment and peace in the tribal regions of Pakistan.
Our hearts go out to Farida's family and to Noorzia and their friends. We hope they get at least some comfort in knowing that Farida has already helped many, in her short life.
To develop a just society based on equality, indiscrimination, honor and dignity, peace and security for all – and where individuals are respected without regard to status, tribe, ethnicity, or religion.
To help sustain grassroots institutions and enable them to undertake their own development through effective institutional development and livelihood strategies.
SAWERA has identified the following programme areas and their objectives for its long term existence and contribution to society:
Education as Long Term Investment
Livelihood and Income Generation
Health and Active Living
Mobilization for Peace and Development
SAWERA is a local women-led NGO in Pakistan, working in Khyber Agency (a tribal area) in particular, and in Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA).
SAWERA is also active in flood emergency relief in District Charsada.
"No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."
Mohammad Ali Jinnah, 1944 - 'Founding Father' of Pakistan.