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Promoting Career Prospects of Young Ladies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In 2018, the Czech Republic supported a local small-scale project within the framework of the Transition Promotion Program of the Czech Republic titled “Upward Career Pathways Program for Young Women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province”. The project which has been implemented in cooperation with the Pakistan International Human Rights Organisation (PIHRO) aimed at enhancing of prospects of young ladies from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of further education and career building.

Since access of women and girls to education in Pakistan remains an issue and so does their involvement in the labour market, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Islamabad and PIHRO joined their hands to improve the situation of vulnerable and economically disadvantaged girls and young women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the province where the situation in this regards is dire.

The project focused on three areas. First aim was to raise awareness of the ladies and the wider society of the need for and benefits of ensuring girls with education and enabling women work. Secondly, PIHRO selected 60 young ladies from Charsadda, FATA and Swat to benefit from the Transition Promotion Program Trainings and Exposure Program. The beneficiaries were offered a two-day training focused on different soft skills and life skills needed for their career prospects enhancement. Thirdly, the selected young ladies were presented with various opportunities and existing facilities for their future education, scholarships, vocational trainings, internships/employment and entrepreneurship. Last, but not least, some of the participants of the training have been encouraged for further awareness raising activities aimed at enhancing the career prospects of the girls and ladies in their surroundings.


Local Transformation Project 2018