Pillar 4

The Strategic Approach of WHR


WHR has been a pioneer in addressing single women’s issues and envisions changing traditional stereotypes and mindsets that keep single women from participating and accessing resources. We strive to change discriminatory policies to give women their rights and show that they are valuable social capital.


WHR’s strategic plan (2009-2013) focuses on five pillars.

Local Governance And Institutional Development (Pillar IV)

Capacity improvement of single women groups and networks to articulate demands, improve their own situation, secure their rights from local bodies and service providers and to transform into self-governing institutions to enhance peace. This is achieved through constant advocacy and lobbying.

In more than 15 districts single women are involved in Local Peace Committees (LPC) as well as press group have been formed. 1500 single women members have been trained and are able to access resources from local government.