In Ghizer’s scenic beauty, the collaborative initiative by the Women Development Department Gilgit Baltistan, Shedev, and KADO aims to empower through the “Capacity Building Center for Women in Demand Driven Trades.” Training in IT, Embroidery, Value Addition, Hospitality Management, and Knitting sets the stage for the ambitious goal of establishing 720 women entrepreneurs in three years. This transformative project is not just about imparting skills but nurturing a force of empowered women ready to shape their destinies and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

Impact of the Project:

With an initial investment of Rs. 40 million, the project has already catalyzed transformative change. Witnessing unprecedented success, it is replicating in five districts, reaching Nagar, Hunza, Skardu, and Astore at a cost of Rs. 200 million. The initiative has become a lifeline for countless women, fostering economic independence and skill-based entrepreneurship. Through training in IT, Embroidery, Value Addition, Hospitality Management, and Knitting, the project is not just shaping careers but building a foundation for sustainable, empowered communities across Gilgit Baltistan.


Despite the project’s commendable success, the journey towards comprehensive empowerment faces hurdles. The model, currently flourishing in five districts, is poised to extend its reach to all 10 districts of Gilgit Baltistan. However, financial constraints have emerged as a formidable challenge. The extension to the remaining districts demands a minimum investment of Rs. 10 million per district, totaling Rs. 50 million. The current fiscal limitations of the GB government hinder the crucial expansion, jeopardizing the opportunity to replicate the project’s success in every corner of the region.

Support to Extend the Project:

The success of this initiative hinges on your support. To extend the project to all 10 districts, an additional Rs. 50 million is required. Your generous donation will empower more women, fostering sustainable development and economic independence. Join us in overcoming challenges and shaping a brighter, equitable future for the women of Gilgit Baltistan. Together, we can make a lasting impact and empower women to chart their course towards self-reliance and prosperity.

Empowering Women For Sustainable Futrues