Our Main Activities
Forced Faith Conversion
Umeed provides legal assistance in cases where women are abducted, raped or forced to change their religion and get into unlawful wedlock. Umeed also provides training on women’s human rights and women are prepared to visit police, doctors and politicians to register their cases and to proceed to judiciary for justice.
Umeed works among women and children in the most suppressed communities in the tribal areas of Balochistan and rural/slum areas of Punjab. Through awareness programs, skills training, adult education and by running schools, Umeed prepares parents and their daughters to avoid child marriage since the long term effects of an early marriage can be devastating especially for the girl.
Umeed provides help to transgender community in their psychological and health related issues. Umeed holds and organizes motivational sessions for them to lift up their moral, respect and dignity and provide counseling in their physical and psychological problems. They are really vulnerable folks in the whole society.
Umeed got a qualified team of security trainers providing physical, psychological (personal self care and well being) and digital security training to Human rights defenders and their organizations in Pakistan. Due to a growing concern of security of every person, institution and organization in the country there is a big demand for such trainings.
Interfaith harmony and Peace building
Umeed works among women through skills trainings, adult education, running schools, women human rights trainings, interactive public debates through stage performance, forming women human rights committees and women peace committees. Through these activities Umeed initiates interfaith harmony and peace building process and dialogue of life among women of all faiths. Umeed believes that women are the best carriers of peace and dialogue of life. If minority and majority women have good understanding among them then they could change the whole atmosphere of their homes.
Education (formal and non-formal)
UPP runs two middle schools for the children of poor desert communities of Cholistan desert district Bahawalpur. These schools are registered with the department of Education district Bahawalpur. Both schools provide free and quality education to more than 300 students, both boys and girls.
Umeed runs 50 adult literacy Centres (each centre 25–30 women) for about 1,400 illiterate women in all its operational regions. The project is ongoing and one session is of 9 months.
Skills Training for women and street children
UPP empowers women/girls and street children by providing them skills training (embroidery, sewing/tailoring and carpentry) for their economic independence
Youth talent development
Umeed runs sports club and street theatre for youth talent development.