Our focus areas

A lack of jobs
There are currently 4 million young people out of work, and the number is set to grow to 8.6 million by 2020. Women made up just 22.3% of the labour force in 2014 and only 2% of these are in secure employment.

A mental health crisis
There is a growing mental health crisis in Pakistan. Widespread stigma associated with the issue is reflected in a severe lack of accessible services. Almost 90% of people in need of treatment have no access to any kind of support.

Children being interactive in classroom, Pakistan

What we are doing

  • Livelihoods

    Through a multi-million-pound programme, we are supporting 12,000 women to access secure jobs or to set up and grow their own businesses.

    Ladies cross stitching, Pakistan
  • Mental health

    We have launched a major programme, aiming to reach 100,000 people who have mental health issues with appropriate services, and to raise awareness among 500,000 more through social change activities.

    Lady in front of mint staircase staring into camera, Pakistan