Timely Nutrition Support: (Pakistan HPF OCHA – Annual Report 2017. CERD case study titled “Timely Nutrition Support” is on the top of the success stories (Page 11))


In IDPs history CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (CERD) has a unique role and style for women care and support,in the past few years CERD has developed many innovative activities for women protection, economic empowerment and safeguarding their rights especially in IDP scenario. These activities also laid a platform for women development in FATA.

It is worth mentioning here that the Idea of women community Centres (WCC) played a vital role in this regards.

It is not only a skill center but it  provides a sigh of relief, a corner for sharing their miseries, clinics for psycho social support and skill center for enhancing their hidden skill capabilities.

In IDP camps women were in abundance and it was a blessing in disguise as CERD utilized the opportunity and starts interaction with them in different filed for bringing a positive change in the deprived segment of the society.

DAWN a leading newspaper on 18th June 2017 published a special report THE ART OF SURVIVAL praising CERD achievements on women economic empowerment.

Below is link of the report published in DAWN newspaper.


  1. Education for a Brighter Shine (Story of Bushra)   images

2.  The Female Factor by New York Times  images

3. Sprouting Lilies In Stagnant Water         images

4.Social and Economic Impact on the Lives of Displaced Persons   images

5.Back to life, a fairy ‘NOORA’  images

6.Story of Raziq images

7.Legal aid made a difference in the life of Dilawar Khan   images

8.To Become a Doctor images

9.Kashmala IYCF Story   images

10.IYCF Twins Story (1)     images

11. Afaida recovery brings hope for an entire community   images