about us

knowledge to change the world
DUKHTER/Daughter Foundation is a non profit, non political organization founded in 2010. Since its inception DUKHTER has been working for women empowerment in a relatively unique way. It delivers free Life Skills Training to the groups that need them most. It strives to empower the women with skills to introduce themselves to the world in the most appropriate and authentic way, giving them confidence to believe in their talents and a courage to exhibit this talent to the world.


Humaira Syed

Empowerment​ is a process, not a product

Empowerment Stems from self respect. Furthermore, one must acquire empowerment themselves rather than have it given to them by an external party. Studies have found that empowerment definitions entail people having the capability to make important decisions in their lives while also being able to act on them.Dukhter teaches the skills and ways to use those skills at various positions.


Dukhter Foundation has been founded to promote gender equality within the society. We strive to empower women to:

  • Live their life with a sense of respect, self-worth, and dignity
  • Have complete control of their life
  • Be free to make their own choices and decisions
  • Have equal rights to participate in social, religious, economic and public activities
  • Have equal social status in the society
  • To know how to face and how to react to unwanted sexual advances
  • To be able to speak-up when they face harassment
  • Get equal opportunities for education
  • Get equal employment opportunities without any gender discrimination
  • Assist women to acquire greater control over knowledge, resources and institutions
  • Influence social attitudes and behavior for a sensitive and responsive social environment to address women’s concerns and development
  • Develop a strong network of civil society organizations to support women at the community and district level

Target Population

Dukhter Foundation is a non governmental, non political and non profit organization solely focussed on the empowerment of women with an approach of arming girls and women with skills and enthusiasm to prove their talents.

Target Population

Dukhter Foundation carries out its mission with a 3D approach, that are integral components to our programs: Dignified , Distinctive, and Discreet

Dignified: Self-esteem and self-efficacy development

Through self-esteem development, young women build this foundational factor that impacts their drive and persistence of behavior. In growing to love and believe in themselves they are more inclined to be confident and receptive to leadership opportunities.

Distinctive: Leadership Training and Mentorship

In the development of leadership skills and mentorship, girls gain the ability and conviction to become a principled leader. Developing this skill set and providing opportunities to practice leading, they grow to become women who lead in school, work, and their community.

Discreet: Travel Seminars and International Exposure

The travel seminar expands women expectations, self-efficacy, and global view thus lighting a new path of potential outcomes for their life. women also develop as citizens who value diversity, challenge bias, and have a passion for continual learning through experience, to succeed on individual level and as a national pride.