About Organization
  • Established in: 2008

  • Registration Law: Voluntary Social Welfare Organizations (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961

  • Themes & Interventions: Women, Economic Empowerment

  • What We Do: Service Delivery, Capacity Building

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Karachi

  • 1-D, First Floor, Westland Trade Center, K.U.C.H.S, Block 7/8 Near Baloch Colony Flyover, Shaheed-e-Milat Road.

  • Phone: 02134325500

  • Email: nowcommunities@gmail.com

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 No Poverty, Goal 2 Zero Hunger, Goal 5 Gender Equality, Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities

Introduction

In a class-based society like Pakistan, where there is little room for the working class, it is necessary to have organizations that are committed to the causes of people who work in factories, farms, and mines, and also those who work as home-based informal workers and domestic help. These are the people who live below poverty line and an estimate puts their figure to almost 60 million, which makes 33 percent of the total population of the country.

The commitment of National Organization for Working Communities (NOW Communities) was founded in 2007 - though it was formally registered with the Sindh Government in January 2008 - by a team of dedicated experts in development sector who were already working in various fields concerning labour, women, peace, minorities, media, education, and community health. Ever since its inception, NOWCommunities has tried to root itself in the working communities by strengthening their existing contacts and building more through different interventions.

The National Organization for Working Community is registered under Social Welfare Ordinance 1961, having registration in January 2008 vide registration number DSW (3177) K.