We are currently delivering the AAWAZ II programme which engages women and girls in dialogues with communities through 657 forums comprising more than 5,000 women. The inclusion and capacity building of women and girls in these forums is a critical step in amplifying their voices and representing their rights.
Through a series of annual national skills events and competitions organized in partnership with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), 15,000 female students so far have been involved in active projects. Of these, 40 students from underprivileged backgrounds received grants and prizes at national skills shows in Lahore and Islamabad last year. The Scottish Apprenticeship Scheme we run aims for a minimum of 35% of participation of girls. The first batch of 30 girls is currently under training in 5 industries in Pakistan, including unconventional occupations and trades.