Blue Veins is born out of a need for information, activism, and grass-roots organizing towards the empowerment of women and other socially isolated groups. Today, Blue Veins works to empower communities towards improving their status which is essential to realizing the full potential of social, political, and economic development. Blue Veins believes every individual regardless of any discrimination should have equal opportunity to shape their future by naming their hopes, aspirations, and dreams and effectively participate and play their role in sustainable development. Blue Veins works to overcome the barriers which hinder the access of vulnerable communities to opportunities, resources, and services.
Blue Veins was founded by a group of enthusiastic grassroots young women from various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Blue Veins was formed on the concept that leadership is not just about women playing leadership roles—it is about capacitating women to lead differently, with feminist values and ideology, to advance social justice for all without discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions. Our founders started to outreach un-privileged women and socially isolated groups across province and started to mobilize and organize to question their roles in society, challenging power structures, and effectively catalyzing social change so that they can live their lives as they choose, with dignity and respect.
Blue Veins envisions a world free from violence and discrimination and where every individual lives with dignity and is equally empowered to reach their fullest potential.
Our mission is to work together in harmony with a higher spirit to improve the quality of life of women, children, and transgender to establish a people-centered framework for empowerment, sustainable health, and a social development to guide and build up a culture of cooperation and partnership and to respond to the immediate needs of those who are vulnerable.
Blue Veins is working in Pakistan since 1999 and has over one decade of experience in project implementation, management, lobbying, awareness campaign, community outreach and has implemented over 250 projects funded by international and national funding agencies. Blue Veins is an award-winning organization based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan committed to build, strengthen and galvanize women & transgender person's collective power for a just and sustainable world – for all.
Blue Veins is designated as a not-for-profit, “Charitable Organization” & is registered as a non-governmental, non-profit Voluntary Social Welfare Organization with the Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Social Welfare Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 (XLV1 of 1961) having registration number DSW/NWFP/2028.
Blue Veins is also registered with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Charity Commission as a Category "A" organization under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Charities Act 2019.
Blue Veins has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to receive foreign funding for its initiatives.
Blue Veins has secured NOC from Home & Tribal Affairs department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to carry out ground operations at the provincial level.