Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) has been engaged in relief, early recovery and rehabilitation activities in earthquake areas in collaboration with its partner organizations including Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Un-Habitat and Joint Action Committee for Earthquake Response (JAC-ER) since October 2005. However, the organization started direct implementation in March 2007 from Hattian Bala and Chakkama union councils.
Since May 2008, SPO has been implementing the project titled Earthquake Reconstruction Program, a joint venture of SPO, Oxfam GB and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in district Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Neelum. The program focuses on health, education, livelihood, disaster risk reduction whereas gender is a cross cutting theme. The deprived and underprivileged have been targeted with a view to address the significant social issues like Violence against Women (VAW).