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DSF was nominated and conferred with AGAHI Award – Beyond 2015 for exemplary contributions in promoting Women Empowerment. The consistent advocacy campaign against domestic violence and networking with civil societies and government in creating social awareness to eradicate domestic violence was highly commended.

Agahi Awards for the first time in Pakistan have launched a pilot phase for initiatives improving the quality of life of ordinary citizenry in the country. The objective is to appreciate quality development projects by not-for-profit organizations or social entrepreneurs working in different sectors. The purpose is to develop and continuously improve mechanisms that ultimately become a yardstick to assess the impact of the socioeconomic development interventions. As a first step towards this direction, Agahi Awards recognized development projects initiated in education, women empowerment and economic opportunity; enhancing productivity and growth of the socioeconomic sector.

The Award Ceremony was held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad. Masarrat Misbah and Ayesha Taslim participated in the event. On call for the award the moderator, Shamoon Hashmi highly appreciated the organizations’ devotion in taking forward the advocacy campaign against domestic violence and in networking with civil societies and government in creating social awareness to eradicate domestic violence.
Receiving the Award, Masarrat Misbah thanked the management and expressed that this exercise will enable us to appreciate quality standard development initiatives in Pakistan especially in the ambit of determining performance standards for existing and forthcoming stakeholders in the development sector. She also thanked PMPKL, supporters, volunteers and donors for their support to strengthen the DSF program.