American Center for International Labor Solidarity
To promote worker rights, productive industrial relations, and civil society engagement on worker issues. The Solidarity Center will deepen outreach to young activists with potential to become trade union leaders. The Solidarity Center will also promote improved awareness of child labor and support bipartite consensus on economic and social policies. In addition, the Solidarity Center will support outreach to inform parliamentarians and other stakeholders about labor issues.
To promote active citizenship and political participation among young women in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Aware Girls will train young women from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in leadership and political advocacy skills, and will raise awareness about the importance of women’s political participation among political parties, the public, and the media.
Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation
To strengthen the capacity of civil society to promote a vibrant political discourse and raise public awareness on values of democracy, pluralism, and peace. The Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation will organize seminars and discussions on democratic themes in 29 districts and agencies of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and conduct a survey on democratic attitudes and values.
Balochistan Institute for Development
To generate awareness of and develop a policy framework for women’s rights and to strengthen the capacity of civil society and government to improve the women’s rights situation in Balochistan. The Balochistan Institute for Development will conduct a comprehensive women’s political empowerment program comprised of research fellowships, capacity-building workshops, policy dialogues, and a publication on the status of women.
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace
To promote a more tolerant and democratic curriculum in the public education system. The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace of Pakistan will conduct a national-level campaign for religious freedom in education by organizing public seminars, education conferences, workshops, and advocacy meetings with key decision makers.
Center for Civic Education Pakistan
To enhance public understanding of democracy and constitutionalism and strengthen citizen input and monitoring of constitutional reforms and elections. The Center for Civic Education Pakistan will conduct a national-level constitutional literacy campaign, publish a research report, hold a national conference on democratic developments, and monitor the pre-electoral environment in Pakistan.
Center for International Private Enterprise
To strengthen the management capacity and governance of business support organizations; to encourage policy reforms through advocacy; and to build public awareness about, and access to information on, democratic and policy issues in Pakistan, CIPE will conduct a wide range of programs, including business association conferences, policy debates and roundtables, workshops on corporate governance, training activities for economic journalists, and a corruption perception survey.
Center for Peace and Civil Society
To strengthen the role of civil society organizations, media, youth, and academia in politics, and to promote democratic values through advocacy, education, literature, and training in the Sindh. CPCS will maintain a democracy resource center and conduct a civic education program through dialogues, trainings, lectures, a fellowship program, and the publication of a quarterly journal.
Centre for Human Rights Education
To strengthen the skills and knowledge of human rights defenders in promoting human rights and democracy. The Centre for Human Rights Education will conduct a training course to increase the capacity of human rights defenders and organize a campaign to raise awareness about free and fair electoral processes.
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives
To enhance the capacity of civil society organizations to promote transparency and accountability in the use of public funds and to raise awareness of voters about local, provincial, and national elections. CPDI will produce analytical reports, conduct trainings for civil society organizations on budget analysis and advocacy, produce analytical research and advocacy publication, and convene public events to strengthen access to information and accountability in Pakistan.
Civil Society Support Programme
To promote the active political participation of youth in public affairs and to strengthen the capacity of youth organizations to engage in advocacy and awareness-raising on social, economic, and political issues. CSSP will conduct a training-of-trainers workshop, form youth groups, and organize a study tour and youth conventions.
College of Youth Activism and Development
To foster youth leadership and participation in civic, electoral, and democratic processes. CYAAD will form Youth Democratic Councils, conduct advanced trainings for youth in leadership and social activism, and organize a range of activities to engage with wide range of stakeholders on issues of democracy, good governance, and accountability in Quetta and Swat.
To engage citizens in a long-term campaign for peace, tolerance, and democracy in south Punjab. The project will work through peace committees in various districts of south Punjab to organize a series of activities and events revolving around the themes of peace, tolerance, and democracy.
To strengthen the reporting skills of media personnel in Baluchistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Individualland Trust will conduct a series of training workshops for journalists working in Baluchistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and FATA on democracy and conflict reporting.
Insan Foundation Trust
To raise awareness of women’s and children’s rights, gender, conflict resolution, and peace in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. The Insan Foundation Trust, working in partnership with educational institutions and NGOs, will use sports and community mobilization techniques to promote democratic values, peace, and respect for human rights in eight districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Interactive Resource Centre
To strengthen the capacity of youth and civil society activists to use the arts and media for advocacy and raising awareness of social issues and to promote citizen journalism. The Interactive Resource Center will conduct workshops for civil society organizations and youth on community-based documentary film-making and interactive theater, and organize film and theater festivals.
To engage policy-makers, government officials, media organizations, civil society, state institutions, and academia on the rights and political participation of marginalized groups in Pakistan through research-based policy advocacy. The Jinnah Institute will produce policy briefs, write articles, and organize a speaker series and a conference for students.
To build the capacity of communities to advocate for basic rights and to work to ensure that state institutions incorporate citizen participation and interests into its policymaking. Khwendo Kor will organize capacity-building workshops on democracy, human rights, and good governance,; conduct research; develop advocacy agendas; and strengthen networks of activists in two districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Mehergarh: A Centre of Learning
To encourage youth, women, and minorities to play a more constructive role as citizens and future leaders in the effort to consolidate democracy in Pakistan. Mehergarh will organize an advanced leadership course, conduct an internship program for activists, and run inter-related campaigns on democracy, pluralism, and protecting the rights of women.
Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation
To strengthen broad-based citizen coalitions; encourage greater cooperation between civil society groups on issues of elections, democratic reform, and security; and to promote government and political party responsiveness and accountability. OAKDF will strengthen the reach and capacity of provincial and national-level civil society coalitions and organize People’s Assemblies, corner meetings, and a voter awareness campaign prior to general elections.
Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum
To improve the responsiveness and accountability of government, landowners, corporations, and other powerful interests on a wide array of issues impacting the livelihoods of fisherfolk and peasants. The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum will organize district, national, and international-level events to raise awareness of fisherfolk and peasant issues; organize and build the capacity of peasants in 15 villages; and conduct a public awareness campaign on peace issues.
Pakistan Press Foundation
To build the capacity of civil society organizations to better understand the media and to increase information sharing and cooperation between rural journalists and civil society organizations. The Pakistan Press Foundation will conduct training programs and workshops for journalists and civil society actors; support the development of networks of journalists and civil society organizations; and operate a radio studio for training and radio news production.
Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy
To mobilize rural communities to take an active role in elections and other democratic processes. PODA will carry out voter registration and education campaigns as well as monitor elections in four districts of Punjab.
SHEHRI – Citizens for a Better Environment
To strengthen the capacity of law enforcement to respond to human rights violations and to improve the public accountability of the police. SHEHRI-CBE will hold a series of workshops and trainings for police in Islamabad and three provinces; organize a two-day master trainers workshop; and continue an advocacy campaign on police reform.
Taangh Wasaib Organization
To strengthen respect for human rights among teachers and students. Taangh Wasaib Organization will conduct a school-based human rights program in three districts in Punjab, Pakistan, produce radio programs on human rights issues, organize events and meetings to raise awareness of human rights issues, and produce publications that promote human rights.
Trust for Development Studies and Practices
To institutionalize and expand a women’s leadership program designed to reduce gender disparities and cultivate leadership skills among women in Balochistan. Using participatory methods, TDSP will develop a community-based curriculum on gender-related issues and train 30 young people to serve as new faculty.
Women Media Centre of Pakistan
To enhance women journalists' understanding of electoral processes and to improve their skills in television reporting, camera-work, and editing. The Women Media Centre of Pakistan will organize workshops to train women journalists on how to report on electoral processes, especially during the pre- and post-election period.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.