WHO WE ARE

CCHD | Citizens' Commission for Human Development

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IS ESSENTIAL TO ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

A REGISTERED NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGAIZATION COMMITTED TO IMPROVE GOVERNANCE IN PAKISTAN

Citizens’ Commission for Human Development (CCHD) was registered on December 31, 1989 by a group of social and political activists of Pakistan. At CCHD, we focus at Rule of Law, Access to Justice, Human Rights, Violence Against Women, Peace and Tolerance, Democratic Education and Protection Services in case of natural disaster and emergency.

OUR VISION

CCHD strives for people oriented governance resulting in equitable socio economic development of the people.

OUR MISSION

CCHD aims to empower people to demand and shape better policies, express grievances, seek justice and hold leaders and private sector to account.

OUR VALUES

CCHD's values are based on qualities that represent an individual's highest priorities and deeply held driving forces, particularly, teamwork, social responsibility, equality, public ownership and accountability.

A REGISTERED NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGAIZATION COMMITTED TO IMPROVE GOVERNANCE IN PAKISTAN

CCHD is a leading rights based organization and is collaborating with over 400 NGOs and CBOs across Pakistan with a focus on improving Democratic Governance. It has successfully closed down several projects and has work experience in 52 districts of Pakistan.

Our Objectives

  1. To increase citizens awareness about their civic, social, political and economic rights;
  2. To broaden base of social justice in the society;
  3. To improve rule of law and access to justice for the poor;
  4. To promote pluralistic civil society that fortify democratic practices;
  5. To strengthen linkages with existing networks and movements addressing common goals;

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  • WHY IT MATTERS

    Pakistan is the 6th most populated country in the world with a population exceeding 180 million, out of this more than half the population lives below the poverty line i.e. $2 a day. Pakistan also has second worst status in Global Gender Index as 135 out of 136 countries in 2013.

    Costs of poor governance in a country like Pakistan are immense, which include wide spread corruption, high crime rate, no trust in legal system, abuse of individual and collective rights, intolerance and extremism, and eventually weak federal control and low/dismissal economic activity.

    On the other side, the benefits to be gained from improving governance of a country with such a titanic population are immense for the individual, community, national, and international economy as well as the UN global initiative to enforce freedom and promote democratic values.

    Improvement in governance will lead to enforcement of human rights, open and accountable political systems, promotion of democratic values and practices, education and awareness, better financial and economic management, transparent and anti-corruption practices, and a predictable, accessible and impartial legal system.

    OUR PROJECTS
  • DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IS ESSTIANL TO ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT
  • OUR APPROACH

    We adopt rights based approach to development to strengthen capacity of duty bearers and the rights holders.

    WORKING THROUGH LOCAL AND GLOBAL COLLABORATION

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    INTERVENTIONS
    in democratic governance

    Implement proven and innovative interventions in democratic governance.

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    PROTECT
    rights of the citizens

    Protect the rights of the citizens whenever these are under threat.

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    ADVOCATE
    to draw attentions

    Advocate to draw national and international attention to improve status of governance and human rights.

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    COLLABORATE
    with national/global organizations

    Collaborate with national and global organizations to resolve governance related challenges in Pakistan.

  • HOW WE DO IT

    CCHD applies the following approach to enhance democratic governance:

    • STRIVE TO STRENGTHEN

      Strive to strengthen accountability of governments to people living in poverty, particularly ensuring that citizens can hold governments to account in regard to human rights obligations.

    • PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSITCE

      Promote social justice and recognize that equality matters. Address discrimination in legislation and policies, and contribute towards building an environment in which excluded people have more control over their rights and that the rights of poor people are not sacrificed for aggregate gain.

    • ENDORSE POOR PEOPLE'S PERSPECTIVE

      Endorse poor people’s perspectives and interests and flag these for the attention of national and international policy makers.

    • EMPOWER AND ENGAGE POOR PEOPLE

      Empower and engage poor people in the decision-making processes which affect their lives.

    • UPHOLDS GENDER EQUALITY

      Upholds gender equality in all its initiatives as a must consideration.

MEET OUR TEAM LEADERS

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MAGIC

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Jehan Ara Mueen Chairperson

Environmentalist and an educator having expertise in sustainable community development, education, women's rights and policy development.

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Ms Tanzeela Altaf

Tanzeela AltafExecutive Director

Human rights defender and lobbyist having expertise in rule of law, access to justice, gender development, violence against women and communications.

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SOME CLIENTS

THEY SAY GOOD THINGS ABOUT US

  • Improved dispensation of justice and police performance is required to increase people’s confidence in state institutions and in very existence of democracy.

    Farrah Azeem Khan
  • Decentralization of power at grass roots level would lead to better provision of social and civil service and promotion of real democracy in the country.

    Salman Abid, Local Government Expert
  • Local governments shall be entrusted to raise and mange funds from their own resources. More new local judicial institutions shall also be created to provide inexpensive and speedy justice to people.

    Ifthikhar Shahid, Supreme Court Lawyer
  • Performance of courts can be improved if judiciary places attention on factors which hinder dispensation of timely justice, such as fashionable adjournments, false implication in First Information Report (FIR) and false implication in court cases.

    Farrah Azeem Khan, Executive Director CCHD
  • Women and juvenile are worst victims of injustice, special courts must be set up and Local Commissions be established for them at the district level.

    Jehan Ara Moueen, Chairperson CCHD
SOME OF OUR SKILLS

WE ARE GOOD AT THIS AND MORE

91%
Mobilization, Organization and Awareness Raising

Baseline Research, Groups Formation, Awareness Raising Community Seminars, Legal Education, Democratic Education, Civic Education.

85%
Action, Advocacy and Lobbying

Research, Development of Reform Agenda, Forums, Conferences, Seminars, IEC Material, Print and Electronic Media Campaigns, Legal Aid Desks, Referral to Govt. Departments.

93%
Capacity Development

Training Manuals, Skills and Access to Information, Knowledge and Training.

89%
Monitoring and Evaluation

Regular Monitoring, Lessons Learned Exercises, Evaluation, End line Surveys.

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ABOUT US

A registered non-governmental organization committed to improve governance in Pakistan.

At CCHD, we focus at Rule of Law, Access to Justice, Human Rights, Violence Against Women, Peace and Tolerance, Democratic Education, Protection in case of natural disasters or emergencies.

CCHD has successfully closed down 40 Projects in the past,in 51 distritcsts of Pakistan.

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CONTACT US

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M +923129300090
e info@cchd.org.pk
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