SAWERA - Society for Appraisal & woman empowerment in rural areas
SAWERA is women leading NGO working in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas in particular and in KP in general. The inspiration behind the establishment of SAWERA is when some like-minded educated women of FATA to-gathered & think about the developmental interventions and feel that marginalized portion are repeatedly ignored by authorities.
The outcome of these deliberations and efforts was the creation of SAWERA in the year 2004. SAWERA is a voluntary not-for-profit organization dedicated to social & economic development with due regard for gender mainstreaming and social protection, specially focusing the backward areas & marginalized portion of the communities like women and children. The founding members have got rich experience in social engineering, participatory development, disaster management, gender mainstreaming and poverty alleviation initiatives through resource management in a systematic approach.
SAWERA will work with women, men and children’s of each part of KP & FATA (Pakistan). While working with them, priority will be given towards most disadvantaged/marginalised groups of people i-e poor women, widows, people with disabilities and children. SAWERA also desire to support the vulnerable communities during disasters like war disaster, flood disasters and other emergency situation.
"To develop a just society based on equality, indiscrimination, honor and dignity, peace & security for all and where individual are respected without status, tribe, ethnicity or religion".
"To help sustain grass roots institution and enable them to undertake their own development through effective institutional development and livelihood strategies".
In realising its aim and objectives, SAWERA will strive for:
- Mutual respect and understanding
- Equitability and impartiality
- Participation and transparency
- Partnership and cooperation,
- Sincerity and
- Self-confession (self-criticism, self-evaluation)