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.
What we are doing
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.
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.