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Blue Veins

Area served: Pakistan
Peshawar
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Telephone: 091- 2614046
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Blue Veins is located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, which is one of the least developed provinces of Pakistan with extreme poverty.
Blue Veins works to establish a society where women are provided with the opportunity to attain physical, mental, social, financial, and spiritual independence by advancing the process of self empowerment.


Main Focus

  • Advice Services
  • Advocacy
  • Child Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Forced Marriage
  • Health
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Networking
  • Peace Building
  • Poverty
  • Refugees & Immigration
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Training & Skills

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Blue Veins is located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, which is one of the least developed province of Pakistan with extreme poverty.
The region is affected by terrorism, war against terrorism, sectarian violence, and influx of IDPs [Internally Displaced Persons], and some of the worst natural disasters like the 2005 earthquake, and 2010 floods in Pakistan.
Blue Veins believes every woman and girl should have the opportunity to shape her future by naming her hopes, aspirations and dreams. But, too often, their voices are muted, suppressed, or ignored. Blue Veins works to overcome the barriers that silence women and girls.

Blue Veins works to establish a society where women are provided with the opportunity to attain physical, mental, social, financial, and spiritual independence by advancing the process of self empowerment. The work of Blue Veins reflects on the importance of collective leadership, shared commitment, and mutual trust in building sustainable global movements.

The bold leaders in Blue Veins are not afraid of standing up and demanding things change. Our strategies are innovative, radical, and catalyze the process of change. We believe that change must come from within and we work to achieve our mission through empowering people with the information and behavioral impetus for change.

Blue Veins was founded in 1999 and revived its charitable registered status in December 2002.

Blue Veins is a Safe World Field Partner


Vision

Blue Veins has a vision of a world where women live healthy, educated, free, and safe lives.

Where equality and dignity is a right, not a privilege. Where women spend their lives creating and thriving, rather than surviving victimization and recovering from atrocities. We envision a world where women and girls enjoy equal protection and fulfillment of their human rights, and share power in directing institutions, guiding communities, and leading societies and nations.

Women and girls shall have full access to the information, resources, training, and employment opportunities they need in order to overcome social, legal and economic barriers, and to participate in decision making, and claiming their human rights

Mission

The mission of Blue Veins is to work together in harmony with a higher spirit to improve the quality of life of women and children, and establish a people-centered framework for empowerment, sustainable health, and a social development to guide, build up a culture of cooperation and partnership, and respond to the immediate needs of those who are vulnerable. Blue Veins empowers women to articulate, demand, and access their rights by enhancing women’s leadership and building networks.

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Ongoing Projects

Accelerating Collective Action for Women Empowerment (Advocacy and Information Dissemination Campaign)

Women in Pakistan are victims of the social and economic desecration. Pakistan is one of the least gender sensitive country in South Asia. It is one of the regions where men outnumber. In Pakistan women are not only subjected to financial discrimination, but they are also victims of inhuman customs and laws and gender stereotyping at all levels of society.

The judicial system in Pakistan is failing for women not because there is no Pro-women laws in Pakistan but because women have no knowledge of these laws and are unaware of their rights guaranteed by these legislations. Most unfortunate is the fact that most of the women organizations and women groups at grassroots level and CSO at large are not aware of such laws. Lack of knowledge by the Civil Society groups in relation to these laws further blemish the situation as they fail to educate women in their community regarding their rights and also often response to fail in providing appropriate response.

Blue Veins is engaging CSOs, media, students, lawyers and other groups and their networking through this project will help initiating an action based dialogue at all levels in the target area. Also the information on private shelters and help lines will be of great significance of relevant line departments and community as there is wide information gap in relation to private shelters, the project will be a vital contribution to bridge this gap.

Men’s Initiative (Men Working with Men to Help Women)

Men can play vital roles in helping to reduce and prevent men’s violence against women. Indeed, some men, both individually and in groups and often in partnership with women, are already making a difference. Preventing men’s violence against women will require sustained and systematic efforts in families and relationships, communities, and in society at large. It is time for men to join with women in building a world of non-violence and gender justice.

Ending Child Marriages Enabling Change

Blue Veins is engaging CSOs, media, lawyers, religious leaders to create zero tolerance in community about child marriages, Blue Veins is also involved in lobbying and engaging policy makers and legislatures for the standardization of girl’s age of marriage and raising it from 16 to 18.

Access to Justice

To contribute in the important process of legal awareness, promote consciousness of legal culture, participation in formation of laws and rule of law Blue Veins is disseminating IEC material which contain extracted and easy to understand information to how to launch First Information Report (FIR) in easy to understand popular Urdu language. The publication contain information on what is First Information Report (FIR)?, types of crimes, why it is important to launch FIR, when are you entitled to launch an FIR, what is the procedure of launching FIR, what you have to mention in FIR?, what is the procedure of launching FIR, how to launch application for Remand, What are the dos and don’ts of FIR, what can you do if your right of filing an FIR is denied? Important phone numbers of people who can be help in Govt if your right is denied. Contract information of private shelters, help lines and free legal aid services.

Civil Society Law Reform

Blue Veins is working with women to build their leadership capacity and providing them opportunities to receive leadership training/coaching) and apply this in informal leadership. Blue Veins is working with women who newly became meaningfully involved in peace processes and playing their roles as agent of peace and grassroots leaders. Blue Veins is working on behavioral change in target population regarding rejection VAW/GBV.

Safety and Security of Human Rights Defenders

Blue Veins is organizing capacity building training workshops for HRDS /WHRDs operating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) with the aim of reducing the vulnerability of  HRDs/WHRDS from the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity for self-protection which will  contribute in  maximizing the protection of  HRDS/WHRDs and to enhance the awareness of their human rights work through linkages with national, regional and international entities. The trainings are facilitating  the sharing of skills knowledge and expertise to help provide HRDs/WHRDs with additional knowledge and tools that may be useful to them in addressing their personal security and protection issues.

Blue Veins Alliance to end Child Marriage

As a crucial member of our society, a woman has to play several roles. She is a mother, daughter, sister and wife. But before all of that, she is an individual. So, in order to stay strong for herself, she has to become more aware of the risks and problems that surround her. She has to understand her rights better, so that she is able to respond in a better manner.

With this belief, Blue Veins was founded by a group of seven enthusiastic women in March, 1999. They were of the view that as women, who affirm the humanity and dignity of all people, we have the responsibility as well as the ability to create a world from which injustice, inequity, inequality, and oppression are gradually eliminated. They were committed to find other like-minded persons who work with us to construct the foundations of a world based on justice and compassion, in which all people can live in peace without fear, or insecurity.

These women wanted to do a lot for the suppressed women of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). They were discouraged by the lack of information and recourses available to women because of conservative culture and traditions. They took the challenge and raised their voices. They faced many more problems and intimidations than they anticipated, but never lost their hearts and they continued their struggle.

The founders of the Blue Veins believed that every woman, regardless of her status of life, has an inherent right to dignity. To enjoy this dignity, her human rights must be affirmed.
In response with determination, hope and vision, Blue Veins was born. Blue Veins was established on 23 March, 1999.

Today Blue Veins is a growing group of volunteers embracing the motto “Awareness, Action, and Advocacy”.

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Blue Veins organises conference to help women vote in Pakistan

Member of the Alliance for a Safe World, Blue Veins, organised a conference in Peshawar to campaign for the inclusion of women in elections on May 30th. In a recent by-election an estimated 48,000 women were excluded from voting.