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Greeting of Peace from United Social Welfare Society, Pakistan
an article by Stephin Rafiq

We bring you greetings from the bottom of my heart.  Here we want to introduce our organization. We are leading an organization "USWS-PAK” For sometime now, precisely since 2001, We have been pioneering my foundation in different ways in southern Punjab Pakistan,


Women seminar

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USWS has now established strong roots in the community and has created a culture of participatory development among its target communities. To reduce poverty, injustice and miseries of the marginalized communities in its target areas, USWS is focusing on Youth, livelihood, Children Right and programs to promote the health of children, working in Punjab province. It's operating on humanitarian basis without any discrimination such as sex, caste, creed, sect, colour, or place of origin.

The main objectives to focus on Christian youth belonging to marginalized groups in different part of Pakistan and empower them with skills and knowledge so that these trained youth become Peer Educator in their respective areas and promoting the message of peace, interfaith harmony, sectarian and ethnic tolerance amongst their peer groups.

The project is much needed in Pakistan where there have been attacks on Churches, Temple, Mosques damaging life and property. The major damage was done by the forces/elements that fueled polarization and extremism. Some of recent cases are murder of the Governor of the Punjab Salman Taseer and subsequently kidnapping his son Shahbaz Taseer, Murder of famous Christian leader & Federal Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, Bishop John Joseph who proposed improvement on the blasphemy laws. The burning of villages in district Khanewal, Kasur, Gojra caused huge hue and cry across the country. The Sectarianism and ethnic killings in Pakistan especially in Gilgit (Gilgit Baltistan Province) and Karachi(Sindh Province) and recent incident of Joseph Colony Badami Bagh Lahore all these incidents have damaged harmony and peace in these areas. Gender bias especially bias against the females is also a very serious issue which has led to violence against women.

We highly request you please provide us guidance our organization to provide the facilities to recommend other Donors & NGOS& Churches work the deserving people of the respective areas in Pakistan. 

E-mail: usws_74pk@hotmail.com 

Website: www.free webs.com/uswspakistan

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This report was posted on July 5, 2013.