National Coalition Against Bonded Labour (NCABL)
For the Year 2013-14, DCHD is elected as Secretariat of National Coalition Against Bonded Labour (NCABL)
To create analytical consciousness about the dynamics of existing socioeconomic and political structures among the disadvantaged strata of society.
To create wider societal support for social, political and economic structures based upon the principle of participatory human development and socio-economic justice in Pakistan.
Human Rights Education
Human Rights Awareness
Human Rights Campaigning & Advocacy
Research, Documentation and Publication
Networking & Building Alliances
Democratization of Society
Educating Professional Groups in Human Rights Framework
Youth Mobilization for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
Empowering Marginalized Section of Society
Program Objective: To develop activities and promote opportunities for youth in Southern Punjab that provide an alternative to/reduce the appeal of joining violent groups
Umeed Jawan program aims to provide new avenues for the youth of South Punjab to equip them all required skills and educational opportunities to bridge the skills gap, so they may explore the better opportunities and act as a peace ambassador in their respective vicinities.
Overall Approach: Umeed Jawan’s overall approach is to bolster efforts by government, civil society organizations, and/or the private sector to counter and outweigh the influence that violent groups have on youth and communities in Punjab
DCHD and Umeed Jawan have partnered for a yearlong project where 600 students from colleges and universities will be trained in critical thinking, human rights values, conflict diagnosis and management. DCHD will train students in a series of three 3-day workshops spread throughout the academic year (2014-2015).
The project aim to counter the growing threat of extremism by creating a 600 strong force of youth working to mitigate conflict, and critically analyse their choices in life.
Democratic Commission for Human Development (DCHD) is a registered non-governmental organization.
DCHD is committed to create a tolerant, democratic and pluralistic society based on human rights principles and ideals.
DCHD resolves to fulfill this vision by undertaking integrated initiatives in human rights education, research and advocacy.
Over the years DCHD has developed a successful model of human rights capacity building through intensive interaction with groups and individual activities. DCHD has further developed a comprehensive repertoire of publications in English, Urdu and Sindhi languages. A monthly magazine of human rights education entitled Naw-e-Insan, both in Urdu and Sindhi language, has been the outstanding contribution of DCHD.