Rural Initiatives in Sustainability & Empowerment (RISE)


RISE was established in 1996 by community activists. RISE focuses on developing the capacity of the community activists fighting for development, human rights, equality, equity, constitutionalism and democracy. RISE works to address the issues of trafficking among women and children in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It strengthens the capacity of civil society organizations and community activists so they can combat the trafficking in women and children at the community level. RISE is also actively involved in advocacy with policy makers and parliamentarians to fill the gaps in the policy and existing laws regarding trafficking in children and women.


To empower the disadvantaged sections of society in rural Pakhtunkhwa through capacity building, advocacy and sensitization at community, intermediary and policy making levels

  • Contact Information:
  • Street A -14, Ittehad Colony
  • Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Pakistan
  • Active In: Pakistan
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Policy Making
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Sex Trafficking, Child Labor