“Women are the real architects of society” – Harriet Beecher Stowe, women shape the society in every way from nourishing the child to establishing a peaceful home environment which ultimately affects the society as a whole. There is considerable evidence that women’s education and literacy tend to produce visible effects. There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women which encompass the provision of equal access to women’s basic right to education and utilizing health services for their betterment.
Today in this era many organizations are working towards women empowerment among which Women Deliver is the one which targets these basic rights of women. One component of Women deliver is Deliver for Good- is a partner campaign that applies a gender lens to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote 12 critical investments in girls and women that will power progress for all.
For such matter, a conference was held in New York which was attended by Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi. The purpose behind this was to gain better understanding of efforts which has been done so far in order to achieve such goals and future plans in this regards. As HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan envision the results by targeting women education, improving maternal and newborn health and nutrition, respecting, protecting and fulfilling sexual health and rights, providing quality education and ensuring access to comprehensive health services.
HOPE, a health NGO in Pakistan has been a precursor in providing free and quality health care services to the underprivileged communities of Pakistan. Simultaneously, HOPE- an educational NGO in Pakistan also provides quality education in addition to provision of safe and clean drinking water. HOPE targets women’s health and education as a necessary component to women empowerment.
Every two minutes, a women dies in pregnancy or childbirth- the majority of the deaths are preventable. The women at child bearing age needs proper nutrition and availability of quality health services which can timely meet the needs of individuals. Hence, HOPE’s Maternal and Child health centers are established in slum of Karachi which are providing 24 hours services to the ones in need and timely referrals are done in order to prevent complications. In addition, women are being counsel regarding family planning methods and safe abortions. This altogether ensures a healthy lifestyle for women which enable them to improve their socio-economical status. Moreover, HOPE provides employment opportunities to the women by identifying their skills and introducing vocational training among them.
HOPE’s vision and Deliver for Good targets the same goals by following the same path of investing on women to empower women.