Protection – Islamabad and Rawalpindi

In Islamabad and Rawalpindi, there are limited projects to provide child friendly spaces and projects oriented towards youth and adolescents. These include:

  1. The Community Support Program and the National Volunteer Movement, together with the Ministry of Youth Affairs, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish district volunteer forums and to promote inclusive street sports, especially cricket.
  2. ICMC are running an SGBV prevention project and a livelihood skill development project both specifically for Afghan youth.

Child protection services and support for SGBV survivors in terms of health care, physical safety, legal services and psychosocial services are all provided at public hospitals. These services are available on a walk-in ‘direct’ basis or by referral from partner organisations.

Partner organisations provide support include Aurat Foundation (051-2608956), SAHIL, Bedari, SOS Children Village, SPARC, Rozen and Binet-e-Fatima shelter home. Government support includes the BBcenter, police stations and public hospitals.

ICMC provide refugees with wheel chairs, crutches, hearing aid and collars. Refugees requiring artificial limbs and other prosthetics (except dental treatment) are supported by the ICRC hospital after referral from one of the partners listed above.

Elderly unaccompanied females can be accommodated for food and shelter in Binet-e-Fatema shelter home in Islamabad managed by the Benazir Crisis Centre.

NIRM provide free support to refugees and members of the host population with learning disabilities.

In Islamabad and Rawalpindi, there are also no referral mechanisms for SGBV survivors.

No shelter homes are available for refugee children, even if they are unaccompanied.

Urban refugee populations are scattered mostly without formal community structures. Two populations living in slums on the edge of Islamabad do have community elders as well as a water, sanitation and health committee that meet in schools or medical clinics.

Some specific service providers are as follows:

  • Haque Educational and Welfare Trust, 1st Floor Rafeeq Plaza, Near Car Chowk, Dhoke Chaudrian, Chaklala, Rawalpindi 46000 Pakistan. Telephone: +92-(0)300-5259660
  • Change in Education, 454, Street No. 16, Chaklala Scheme-III, Rawalpindi, Pakistan-46000. Telephone +92 51 550 5866 / 559 8004 (illiteracy programs for adults)
  • Ray of Hope (Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center) 2007 H#1, St#1, Hill View Lane, Adyala Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan-46000. Telephone: +92-51-5813297 / 0333 3887773. “Working to create a drug free society”
  • REDO- Rawalpindi Eye Donors Organization, 1977, Behind Naz Cinema, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Telephone: +92-51-5503233
  • SOS Children’s Villages Pakistan, Opposite High Court – G.T. Road, P.O.Box 1379, Rawalpindi. Telephone: +92-051-4490510. “Health and educational facilities for the deprived”.
  • RAHMA Islamic Relief, 314, Poonch House Complex, Adamjee Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Telephone: +92-051-5513117
  • Thali, 60-C, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan. Telephone: +92-(0)333-5710076 / +92-(0)342-5334817. “Provides free and subsidized food to those below the poverty line”.
  • Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi , EDO (Education) Office Complex, Main Murree Road, Near Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi
  • Batool Welfare Trust, Office # B-4, First Floor, Al-Sheikh Plaza, Chandni Chowk, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Telephone: +92-51-4420197. “Educating orphans, women and children in poor areas.”
  • Health Education and Resource development (HEARD) Welfare Foundation, Al-Syed Medical Center, Dhoke Chaudrian Bosatn Road, Chaklala Scheme III, Rawalpindi. Telephone: +92-51-5508129.