About the Program

Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation (AF) is implementing a five year, USAID supported Gender Equity Program (GEP) in collaboration with The Asia Foundation. The program commenced on August 18, 2010 and will continue until August 15, 2015. AF works primarily with the collaboration of civil society organizations, networks and groups and has an outreach extending to all of Pakistan's districts. It is catalyzing critical groups in society to influence policy, legislation and programs for women's greater economic and political power in society.

The Gender Equity Program aims at closing the gender gap in Pakistan by proactively supporting the development of women. The program seeks to facilitate behavioral change in society by enabling women to access information, resources and institutions, and improve societal attitudes towards women's rights issues. Through this program AF will be giving more than 400 grants to civil society organizations in periodic grant cycles each year, themed to meet the overall objectives of the program.



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Anti-Fraud Hotline

The objective of the Project is to ensure Transparency and prevention of corruption. In the utilization of grant to be provided to Pakistan by USAID, including the US $ 7.5 billion of Kerry Lugar Bill. Citizens and civil society organizations are welcome to report corruption and register their complaints direct through Anti-Fraud Hotline website.

USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud hotline to provide avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exist in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy –to-use Hotline (toll free number 0800-84700); e-mail at complaints@anti-fraudhotline.com ; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayabn-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website www.anti-fraudhotline.com