About

Established in 1999

Executive Director: Mr. Qamar Nasim

Head office at Peshawar

Peshawar,

Voluntary Social Welfare Organizations (Registration and Control) Ordinance 1961

Introduction

As a crucial member of our society women has to play several roles. She is a mother, daughter, sister and wife. But before all of that she is an individual. So in order to stay strong for herself, she has to become more aware of the risks and problems that surrounds her. She has to understand her rights better so that she is able to respond in a better manner.

With this belief Blue Veins was founded by a group of enthusiastic women in March 1999. They were of the view that as women, who affirm the humanity and dignity of all people, we have the responsibility as well as the ability to create a world from which injustice, inequity, inequality and oppression are gradually eliminated. They were committed to find other like-minded persons who work with us to construct the foundations of a justice-and-compassion-based world in which all people can live in peace without fear or insecurity.

These women wanted to do a lot for the suppressed women of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). They were discouraged by the lack of information and recourses available to women because of conservative culture and traditions. They took the challenge and raise their voices. They faced much more problems and many Intimidations than they anticipated but never loosed their hearts and continued their struggle. Founders of the Blue Veins believed that every woman, regardless of her status of life, has an inherent right to dignity. To enjoy this dignity, her human rights must be affirmed. In response with determination, hope and vision Blue Veins was born. Blue Veins was established on 23 March 1999. Today Blue Veins is a growing group of volunteers embracing the motto “Awareness, Action & Advocacy”.

Blue Veins is the only organization working for the well being and protection of transgender community. TransAction Alliance is working to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Vision

Blue Veins has a vision of a world where every individual despite of their sexual orentiation and gender identity lives healthy educated, free and safe lives. Where equality and dignity is a right not a privilege. Where people spend their life creating and thriving, rather than surviving victimization and recovering from atrocities.

We envision a world where everyone enjoy equal protection and fulfillment of their human rights and share power in directing institutions, guiding communities, and leading societies and nations. where women/girls and transgender shall have full access to the information, resources, training, and employment opportunities they need in order to overcome social, legal and economic barriers, to participate in decision making, and to claim their human rights.

Mission

The mission of Blue Veins is to work together in harmony with a higher spirit to improve the quality of life of women, children and transgender to establish a people-centered framework for empowerment, sustainable health, and a social development to guide, to build up a culture of cooperation and partnership and to respond to the immediate needs of those who are vulnerable. Blue Veins empowers communities to articulate demand and access their rights by enhancing their leadership and building networks.