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Oriental Women Organization (OWO) is an non-profit organization (NPO) registered since 2003, from Social Welfare Department under NGOs Registration Act 1961, that endeavors for attitudinal change to facilitate sustainable economic and educational development, socio-ecological justice and equity in the society by empowering people through education, awareness raising, rights-based advocacy, research, Rule of Law and capacity building while believing in the women, youth and children’s advancement and provision of rights as prerequisite of social, political, educational and economic development in the region since 1999.

OWO facilitated more than 50,000 direct beneficiaries in its successfully implemented many Projects with different national and international donors. OWO also conducted workshops for capacity building and sensitization on 60 different topics related to women, children, education, livelihood, gender, good governance, Human rights and rule of law related issues, more than 2000 learners become literate in our literacy centers, more than 1000 women have been providing advisory, counseling, legal aid from legal team in Punjab to minimize incidences of violence on women. OWO established 20 NFBEs (Non-Formal Basic Education) and 20 ALCs (Adult Literacy Centers) in Lahore district; with the collaboration of the Literacy Department of Punjab Govt.

OWO’s major strength is its wide and strong network which includes the Lawyers, Teachers, Journalists, Stakeholders, civil society organizations, students and individuals. Moreover, OWO has excellent collaboration with bar associations, Press Clubs, Civil Society Organizations and International Organizations. OWO also have the trained and experienced staff.

OWO was awarded in 2010 parallel to UN Millennium Review Summit 2010 at Washington DC. for work on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Empowerment of Women Youth by “World Summit Youth Award (WSYA)” Knight Foundation in partnership of UNGAID, UNIDO, UNESCO, etc from more than 630 entries of projects from all UN member countries.

OWO is also working with the partnership of CAMP organization on the German Cooperation funded project “Rule of Law Programming in Pakistan (RLPP-V) in Punjab province by taking Kasur as a model district for the project. In it OWO trained 30 Punchaiyet Member, 30 Police Officials and 30 women activist on informal and formal justice system in perspective of Islam, constitution of Pakistan and national and international Human Rights standards. The police officials were trained according to Police Order 2002. The trained Police officials were regularly invited for review/coordination meetings and their problems like salary, stationary at police stations, patrolling and travelling are often heard and documented during these meetings. Moreover, OWO has also conducted meetings with politician, policy makers, scholars, parliamentarian, social activist, lawyers, religious leaders, educationist and formal and informal justice system members at grassroots, district, and provincial level. OWO also executed a wide awareness raising campaign for advocacy at grassroots level by rising awareness of more than 7800 direct beneficiaries of district Kasur.

In addition to these, OWO with the partnership of CAMP Organization working on the Sisters’ Voice Project funded by Commonwealth Foundation in six Districts of Punjab including Lahore, Kasur, Nenkana Sahib, Shaikhopura, Gujranwala and Sergodha. In this project OWO selected organization by initial assessment for the final assessment, after assessment of the NGOs and capacity building training on Pro-Women Laws in Pakistan OWO as part of a larger network, will organizing at meetings to engage with different stakeholders inclusive of representatives from parliament, judiciary and police to advocate improvement in implementation of pro-women laws; OWO develop advocacy briefs and material for social media including Facebook etc.OWO communicate with the women CSOs network through Google group; OWO contributes stories/case studies and other related material on women's issues for the project's newsletters conducting meeting.

The current document, the profile of Oriental Women Organization (OWO) which include all details of working areas, SOPs Developed, Trainings for NGO capacity Building, Training Organized for Internal Staff Capacity Building, Activities and Research done, Awards received, Networking, Organizational Management and Approaches, Thematic areas, Objectives to mobilize the women for their economical empowerment and Publications.

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    OYW and Individual Membership Request Form

    For interested Oriental Youth Wing(OYW) and individuals, please find the membership form provided in the links below. You may send them back to us by post or email. Current Member Youth and individuals are requested to update their contact information and send it back to us at the following email address

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  • OWO Write to Us

    You May Write Us.....

    If you are our member then you may write on any topic, as given below in Urdu, English or in any local language. Qualified prose or poetry will be published in our publications and the copy will sent on your address provided in email. Please send complete contact details.

       Basic Human Rights
       Women's Empowerment
       Women's and Children Rights
       Legal Aid to Women
       Violence Against Women
       Gender Justice
       Community Development
       Non Formal Basic Education
       Adult Literacy
       Democratic Governance
       Good Governance
       Political Education
       Legislative Strengthening
       Women and Politics

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  • OWO Case Study

    I have the 1/8 share
    in my husband's property.

    My name is Zahida Mushtaq and my husband name is Mushtaq Ahmed Mirza and I belongs from the UC 70 of Data Gunj Bukhsh Town of Lahore District. I attended the program of OWO just after Eid ul Fiter 2013 in our town on the topic of Women's Islamic and constitutional right of inheritance.
    In that Program many Lawyers came and aware the ladies for their rights of inheritance. By that programme I become aware that I have the 1/8 share in my husband's property as the lawyers shared in the program.
    I have one son and he physically tortures me and my husband. My husband is suffering from chronic health problem and i shared with him about the program he said you must get your right in my life because after my death our son will not give any single penny to you.
    Therefore i visited OWO office and their lawyers support me in taking my right. .

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    Dedicated to All Women on International Women's Day, 8th March...

    A Video of Oriental Women Organization (OWO), Dedicated to All Women on International Women's Day, 8th March, 2016

    Posted by Oriental Women Organization on Saturday, March 12, 2016

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    Posted by Oriental Women Organization on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Founder of Oriental Women Organization Mr. Khushi Muhammad Perhar Advocate in Provincial Consultative Event "...

    Posted by Oriental Women Organization on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    OWO Organized Trainings for NGO internal Staff Capacity Building:

    OWO also conducted some trainings for the capacity building of their internal staff according to the need assessment by hiring the external consultant and internal senior staff members. Detail of these trainings is as given below:

    Staff TOT on Disaster Risk Reduction by OWO: (13, 14 May 2014);
    Internal Staff Capacity Building Training session on Data Management System under OWO: (20 December, 2013);
    Training session on Beneficiaries Vulnerability Selection Criteria under OWO: (8 August, 2013);
    Training on Human Rights for OWO Internal Staff by OWO-SPO: (29 June, 2013);

  • Lightening the Thousand Candles with the Messages of Liberty & Protection for Women(3 December, 2013):

    OWO conducted the event on “Lightening the Thousand Candles with the Messages of Liberty & Protection for Women” and the objectives of this activity were:
    • To organize the event in contribution of 16 days activities for violence against women (EVAW campaign), with the participation of Partner organizations, NGOs representatives, members of society and youngsters.
    • To raise the voice on women issues and spread the messages for their protection in all over the country through media and lightening the thousand candles with new hope of liberty.
    • To taking the oath in one voice that our society now will not tolerate the violence on women.

OWO Article/Writings

  • Zeeba T. Hashmi:

    the hurt without pain,
    a cry without tears,
    bravery with cowardice,
    a death without soul,
    the conscience without morals.
    Oh thus we have become immune to adversity,
    like a coffee table newspaper
    we read just like another day.

  • Zeeba T. Hashmi:

    an illusion full of memories,
    there is never a set time for the ultimate
    it is just a spark of light
    before you bid adieu
    but at least there is hope
    of making the world beautiful
    around you
    Fate is determined,
    but destiny remains
    in your hand.
    love it,
    live it,
    cherish it.

    <Oriental Youth Wing Membership>An exciting opportunity for YouthAge: 16 to 35 years; Minimum Education: College...

    Posted by Oriental Women Organization on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    The first ever National Action Plan for Human Rights of Pakistan is developed and Published on the web site of Ministry of Human Rights

    Posted by Oriental Women Organization on Thursday, March 24, 2016

    Useful Reading Material for Women Activist and NGOsProgress of the World’s Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women?...

    Posted by Oriental Women Organization on Thursday, January 21, 2016