Gender & Development

The patriarchal tendencies in Diamer not only resist outside contact by males with the female folk but are also suspicious of even female strangers for fear of any alien ideas finding their way in their structured and well guarded domain. To built trust and overcome the issue DPAP utilized indirect approach to reach women folk of the Diamer. Now the change is that people are allowing direct interaction between DPAP female staff and WDGs in many areas. By adopting the indirect approach DPAP formed 146 Women Development Groups (WDGs) in the area and a number of different activities completed by these WDGs.