Members of WEG’s working committee are health professionals, environmentalists, academicians, journalists, and development workers, etc. All have got rich experience in community-based development projects such as reproductive health, education, child labor elimination, mirco and small enterprise development, and gender sensitization, etc.
Women’s Empowerment Group’s main thrust has remained on community-based projects relating to health, reproductive health services, education, micro enterprise development, and elimination of child labor, etc. It is working at the grassroots level in the rural areas of Punjab and slums of Lahore. However, it aims to be a national organization with offices in all provincial and federal capitals in due course of time.
Areas of Activity
WEG works for women empowerment through health, education, and entrepreneurship. It will be empowering women by creating awareness of their rights ad making them financially independent through income generation and self-employment activities with relatively low investment.
WEG has organized training programs and workshops for women entrepreneurs on available loaning facilities for setting up small businesses, creating awareness on entrepreneurial characteristics, and finding avenues for marketing, etc. The team of committed professionals at WEG realizes the urgent need to develop the knowledge and skills of women in order to compete successfully in the market place. It believes that primary, hands-on research into the problems and issues being faced by women are the key to diagnose and suggest policy-level recommendations. The same data would help to develop and deliver relevant and high quality training programs for those women. WEG plans to design, develop and deliver training programs, workshops, and on-the-job assistance aimed at the practical needs of women professionals, especially entrepreneurs and managers.