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Peasants Women Welfare Foundation (PWWF) Reg (Act.XXI of 1860) No.RP/494 Pakistan. Introduction Peasants Women Welfare Foundation is a organization of approximately 20,000/- women.

These women are based in different districts in Punjab (Okara, Shaiwal, Faisalabad, Multan, Khanewal, Lahore, Sargodaha, and Pakpatten).

In these districts of the Punjab landless peasants settled this uncultivated land with their hard labour and have tilled soil for over a century.

It was barren land which was made cultivation land by these poor landless peasants. In other words, these peasants have cultivated the land for four generations.

Through the years the peasants of these areas have voiced their concern but despite several proclamation and attempts towards land reform they have been unable to obtain ownership rights over lands that should belong to the peasants. The whole family with their children were working day and night to produced to survive but, after a long struggle the crops were taken by the army representivies and peasants had nothing to live on. They lived in this inhuman situation far ages.

In July 2000 a new piece –rate system and a yearly lease agreement was introduced. This new system and agreement represented a severe loss in the social and economic position of the peasants. In other words this system was designed to evict these peasants from their land. Given this situation the peasant women of these areas established their organization under the name Peasant Women Welfare Foundation.

The organization rapidly grew to encompass hundred of thousands peasant women all over the Punjab. They are working in fields with their men and children to grow more food, vegetables and other crops. Due to hard work, male nutrition and less medical and other facilities.

Many time the women suffered from different diseases but they did not have access to medical facilities due to their low income. Last one hundred years ago the peasant’s women were not aware of their social and human rights. They didn’t know how to solve their problems. They have lack of knowledge, information and education. That’s way they suffer lot of times, know they feel some changing come with new technology and human values.

They also have experience and took part in fields. They faced many difficulties and hardships during this struggle. They feel equality and encouragement and now we realized that we need to get organized to achieve our rights and dignity planed to organize especial peasant women to protect and develop women rights. We will also struggle against injustice and discrimination against women violence in any form.

We are also strengthening and encouraging women for social equality. We also organize labour women, home base women, working women and all women’s rights. PWWF wants to bring women rights revolution in our country.

Due to this situation the PWWF will establish setup in province Punjab and afterward in all over Pakistan.

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