We work closely with policy makers and civil society organisations at global and national levels. We arm them with the evidence, knowledge and technical support they need to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules.
Brooke hosted the first ever cross-sector regional brick kiln advocacy event.
On 16 November 2015, international and national policy stakeholders, researchers and civil society organisations gathered in London for a Brooke-hosted policy conference highlighting the multiple contributions of livestock to livelihoods and national economies.
On 14 May 2014 Brooke held its first policy report launch for 'Invisible Helpers', which presents the findings from the Voices from Women research project conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, India and Pakistan.
Our policy research provides the main evidence base for our advocacy. It allows us to make substantiated claims about the essential role of working equids in sustaining the livelihoods of their owners and the importance of their welfare for the benefit of people.
In 2014 Brooke undertook an assessment of several coal mine sites in Choa Saidan Shah in Pakistan, interviewing donkey owners and other mine workers.
Two students from Edinburgh University collaborated with Brooke.
The Brooke Pakistan programme has established a dedicated research resource to work on topics relating to service provision and community engagement, clinical issues and policy-related topics. The team aims to share details of their work at national and international level.