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Blue Veins is committed to build, strengthen and galvanize women & transgender person's collective power for a just and sustainable world – for all.

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----Awareness----

Social attitudes, policies and decision making are only possible through the sustained demands and organized actions. Our scope of awareness encompasses the struggles in women’s personal lives for dignity, safety, equality and control of their bodies, as centrally as their shared organizing and leadership in public arenas. All our work is imbued with an understanding of the need to challenge and transform power relationships so that women and other socially isolated vulnerable groups can rise and flourish.

----Action----

We stand to defend the rights and interests of women and also uphold the equal value of all persons. We intend to transform inequalities shaped by race, ethnicity, class and income and mobilize women’s ability to feel empowered in all their ability irrespective of their age, location and other factors. We build community actions that are responsive to human rights urgencies and opportunities for action.

----Advocacy----

Blue Veins advocacy efforts reflect the diverse dreams, passion and power of women/girls, transgender people and other socially isolated groups acting for change. Advocacy activities are aimed at tapping into and mobilizing the power of women’s numbers and knowledge in order to influence and hold accountable the powerful institutions that make and enforce laws and distribute resources. We advocate for women/girls and transgender people but most importantly, we want to empower these groups to advocate for themselves.

Blue Veins Organization

Blue Veins is born out of a need for information, activism and grass root organizing towards the empowerment of women and other socially isolated groups. Today Blue Veins works to empower communities towards improving their status which is essential for them in realizing their full potential of social, political and economic development.

Blue Veins believes every individual despite their sexual orientation and gender identity should have the opportunity to shape their future by naming their hopes, aspirations and dreams. But too often, their voices are muted, suppressed and ignored. Blue Veins works to overcome the barriers silencing women/girls & transgender people.

Current Projects

Action

Policy Advocacy and Research to Strengthen Implementation of Pro-Women Legislation and GBV Response Services in KP.

The project aims to improve response services for survivors of GBV, to lobby for GBV related laws and policies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and strengthening implementation of existing laws i.e. KPCSW institutional support. The proposed initiative will be a significant contribution in reminding duty bearers their responsibilities and mobilizing civil society activists to play proactive watchdog role and not only exert the required pressure to make the government, the state and the policymakers accountable for their failure to address women’s concerns in their province but also support the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and relevant Govt departments in formulation and implementation of engendered policies. [Read More...]


Action

Legal Aid Network for Victims of Gender Based Violence.

Blue Veins in collaboration with The Asia Foundation will provide legal aid and legal assistance to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Peshawar district.

A 24/7 Toll-Free Helpline and a legal aid center under this project have been established which will have a full-time Helpline counsellor to provide counselling support to victims of Gender Based Violence survivors.

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Action

From Margin to Mainstream; Fighting Stigma and Discrimination.

HIV-related stigma and discrimination, prejudice, negative attitudes and abuse directed at transgender population with HIV and AIDS is prevalent and multi-layered which they have to face, even within their own community as they are rejected and shunned by the guru and fellow transgenders if they are diagnosed with HIV/AIDs or any such medical condition, therefore, they choose not to do screening because of the fear of social rejection.
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Action

Men’s Initiative (Men Working with Men to Help Women).

Men can play a vital role in helping reduce and prevent men’s violence against women. Indeed, some men, both individually and in groups are often in partnership with women and are already making a difference. Preventing men’s violence against women will require sustained and systematic efforts in families and relationships, communities, and in society at large. It is time for men to join women in building a world of non-violence and gender justice. [Read More...]