Pakistan

Relations with India – especially over Kashmir – and Afghanistan, combined with religious and sectarian conflict, and secessionist movements, make this nuclear power one of the region’s most unstable countries.

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GCCT members from Pakistan

1) Centre for Peace and Justice Pakistan

The Centre for Peace and Justice Pakistan works to make Pakistan a just, equitable and more tolerant society by providing legal and social support to traditionally vulnerable communities and groups in collaboration with all the stakeholders. Read more…

 

2) Frontier Organization for Reforms and Transformation

Frontier Organization for Reforms and Transformation’s mission is to support disadvantaged people in alleviating poverty and building peace in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Read more…

 

3) Just Peace Initiatives

Just Peace Initiatives (JPI) is a non-governmental organization, working to build “a just civil society based on justice and peace through conflict transformation methods, and harnessing the creative energies of the poor and underprivileged”. Read more…

 

4) Organization for Peace and Development

Compassion, social justice and participation can only be achieved with the absence of violence. This concept of peace is inspired by OPD’s vision for humanity – a world in which swords are turned into ploughshares, where the poor and oppressed secure justice. Read more…

 

5) Peace and Human Rights Organization

PHRO is actively contributing to conflict transformation through attempts to promote respect for human rights of all citizens of Afghanistan, whilst upholding the rule of law across the country. PHRO participates in joint activities with civil society organizations and conducts research projects on various issues related to human rights and peacebuilding to inform practice and policy regarding peace processes. Read more…

 

6) Swat Youth Front

Swat Youth Front is an independent, flexible, democratic, non-profit youth organization working for poverty reduction, illiteracy, unemployment, women empowerment, peace and disaster management in Malakand Region, NWFP, Pakistan. Read more…

 

7) Youth Association for Development

YAD is working for peace and conflict transformation in the conflict-affected zones of Pakistan. YAD includes the principles of conflict transformation in its policies, strategic planning, methodologies, and program planning. YAD shares the principles of conflict transformation in all its organization units, field offices, and areas of interventions. Read more…

 

Protests in Balochistan, one of the is one of the four provinces of Pakistan (photography by βalochistan, published under a Creative Commons license)

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