The Labour Education Foundation (LEF) was established in 2005 as a non-governmental organization. The initiative was led by a few renowned trade union leaders, human rights and gender rights activists. Their aim was to organize, capacitate and advocate for workers rights and provide informed input to trade unions and various civil society organizations for the promotion of workers rights. Although we have offices in Lahore, Karachi and Mardan the LEF conducts activities throughout Pakistan.
We have been devoting considerable resources towards supporting and enabling formal and informal sector workers to organize themselves, develop their knowledge, claim their rights and transform unequal power relations.
We have been honored with the SILVER ROSE AWARD for 2011 by SOLIDAR, a European network of 52 NGOs active in over 90 countries to advance social justice. The Silver Rose Award was presented to us on the 1st of March 2011 during a ceremony held in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.