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What we do
ICMC’s work in Pakistan focuses on vulnerable communities, including Afghan refugees, survivors of natural disaster, and women living in urban slums.
ICMC builds community capacity to prevent future displacement and reduce the impact of natural disasters. Preventative measures include disaster response training, building dams and walls, and the development of mitigation plans.
ICMC also works with impoverished communities to help them achieve economic independence. The intervention goes beyond vocational skills training to ensure beneficiaries have durable access to employment. The livelihood programme teaches basic numeric and literacy skills, as well as a wide-variety of different job trainings that the needs of local job markets.
Once the training is completed, ICMC provides trainees with a toolkit and small grants to help them start their own business.
ICMC has established fully-equipped cooperatives and community based centres for home-based women workers, where participants can work collectively and market their products.
Finally, ICMC invests in children’s education. It refurbishes primary schools destroyed in the floods, creates computer labs for students and teachers, and sets up parent teacher associations to strengthen the bond between schools and communities.
- International Women’s Day 2015 Geneva, 8 March 2015 – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the International Catholic Migration Commission celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women in bringing about sustainable change in their communities, while calling for increased equality, especially ... Read more »
- ICMC’s humanitarian heroes in Pakistan Geneva, 19 August 2014 – “The world needs more humanitarian heroes”. This is the call of the 2014 World Humanitarian Day, which commemorates the 2003 bombings of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. Joining the effort, ICMC also honors the efforts ... Read more »
- Cooperatives bring hope and financial security to home-based women workers in Pakistan GENEVA, 25 November 2013 (ICMC) – In the Punjab province of Pakistan, the country’s most populated region, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) helps vulnerable women earn better wages and access decent work opportunities by joining cooperative centres. Rukhsana, her husband, and ... Read more »