DIS implemented the project "Training of Health Care Providers on RH Services" in three provinces. This project was funded by UNFPA and implemented in 2015. DIS developed a capacity building & training manual for health professionals and carried out training of more than 90 health professionals in three provinces of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These health professionals were trained on Adolescent and Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Services (AYFRHS) to offer quality of services to young people in UNFPA target districts (Ghotki, Sargodha, and DI Khan).
DIS carried out the final escalation of a project "Enhancing Socio-economic Development through Investing in Human Capital in Punjab and Sindh", implemented by the CARE International in Pakistan. This project was funded by the European Union (EU) with a total grant of Euros 2.7 million during 2012-2015. The DIS team was selected to conduct the final evaluation of project’s intervention in all of its seven target districts to help CARE Pakistan management; stakeholders and the donor understand the project performance towards achieving its stated goals and objectives. This project was implemented in seven districts including Multan, Muzaffargarh, Vehari, Rajanpur (Punjab) and district Tando Allahyar, Thatta and, Mirpur Khas (Sindh). DIS visited all seven districts to complete evaluation.
DIS conducted the final evaluation for a Plan project, "Telenor Pakistan School Rehabilitation and Improvement Project". The project was funded by Telenor for eighteen months ending in March 2016. The main beneficiaries of this project were children in 44 government schools that were affected by floods and were located in district Thatta, Sindh Province, districts of Vehari and Muzaffargarh, Punjab Province and district Nowshera, KPK Province. DIS team visited all four districts to complete the evaluation.
The project "Support Line & Grievance Mechanism for Tobacco Workers & Farmers" aims to provide information to PMPKL contracted farmers and workers about the applicable labour legislation and workers rights. This project is funded by Phillip Morris Pakistan Limited (PMPKL) and provides an opportunity to their contracted workers and farmers to seek information about workers’ rights and also register any work related grievance. The project duration is seven months, March-October 2016
DIS implementing a pilot project, “Linking Brick Kiln Women Workers with Formal Health Care System”, of Health & Nutrition Innovation Fund (HANIF), managed by Palladium and funded by the Department for International Development (DIFD). The aim of this initiative is to create awareness among brick kiln women workers regarding benefits of seeking formal medical services rather than relying on traditional healing techniques and approaching quakes. The project involves setting up Primary Health Care Satellite (PHCS) at a brick kiln cluster located in Lahore, Punjab. The PHCS will be established in collaboration with and under supervision of the Punjab Department of Health and the Brick Kiln Owners Association of Pakistan (BKOAP). The PHCS will both create health awareness among brick kiln women workers and also cater to their basic health care needs. Moreover, the DIS will carry out advocacy with the Punjab Health Department to scale-up this initiative. The project duration is for nine months, March – December 2016.
Developing case studies to describe example of litigation and decision that have bearing on gender equality at the workplaces (January-April 2015). These law-based case studies will also become part of the planned capacity building and training programme that ILO intends to initiate for judicial officials and law enforcers.
Developing Decent Work Brick Kiln (DWBK) Framework and Decent Work Brick Kiln Check List (January-April 2015). This will help strength the efforts of the Punjab Department of Labour, employers and workers organization to eradicate the menace of forced labour from the brick kiln industry.
Conducted and technically moderated the South Asia Labour Conference (24-26 April 2014). Delegates from the Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Maldives participated in this Conference.
Developed an Integrated Costing Plan to leverage resources for the Punjab Adolescent development Strategy & Strategic Plan 2013-2017. Ensured ownership of stakeholders such as Department of Literacy, Labour & Manpower, Punjab Vocational Training Council, Punjab Education Fund, Zakat, Social Welfare, Women Development, Human Rights, private sector and non-government.
Designed and facilitated the approval process of Integration Project (US $ 50 million) for the Labour & Human Resource Department Government of Punjab. This Public-private partnership aims at addressing rights related issues of marginalized children and brick kiln workers in all 36 districts of Punjab.
Conducted four studies on Mapping of Labour Administration: Opportunities and Challenges in the Application of International Labour Standards in the province of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The major finding opf the study was that post 18th Constitutional Amendment, the reporting on the International Labour Standards (ILS) application had weakened.