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

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----Awareness----

Social attitudes, policies and decision- making is 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 defends the rights and interests of women, but also upholds the equal value of all persons, transforming inequalities shaped by race, ethnicity, class and income, sexuality, ability, location, age 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 to realizing the full potential of social, political and economic development.

Blue Veins believes every individual despite of 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, 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 policy makers 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 has 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 they are rejected and shunned by the guru and fellow transgender if they are diagnosed with HIV/AIDs or any such medical condition therefore they choose not for screening because of the fear of social rejection. [Read More...]


Action

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

Men can play vital roles in helping to reduce and prevent men’s violence against women. Indeed, some men, both individually and in groups and often in partnership with women, 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 with women in building a world of non-violence and gender justice... [Read More...]