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.
CCHD strives for people oriented governance resulting in equitable socio economic development of the people.
CCHD aims to empower people to demand and shape better policies, express grievances, seek justice and hold leaders and private sector to account.
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.
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.
We adopt rights based approach to development to strengthen capacity of duty bearers and the rights holders.
WORKING THROUGH LOCAL AND GLOBAL COLLABORATION
Implement proven and innovative interventions in democratic governance.
Protect the rights of the citizens whenever these are under threat.
Advocate to draw national and international attention to improve status of governance and human rights.
Collaborate with national and global organizations to resolve governance related challenges in Pakistan.
CCHD applies the following approach to enhance democratic governance:
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 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 perspectives and interests and flag these for the attention of national and international policy makers.
Empower and engage poor people in the decision-making processes which affect their lives.
Upholds gender equality in all its initiatives as a must consideration.
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Improved dispensation of justice and police performance is required to increase people’s confidence in state institutions and in very existence of democracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baseline Research, Groups Formation, Awareness Raising Community Seminars, Legal Education, Democratic Education, Civic Education.
Research, Development of Reform Agenda, Forums, Conferences, Seminars, IEC Material, Print and Electronic Media Campaigns, Legal Aid Desks, Referral to Govt. Departments.
Training Manuals, Skills and Access to Information, Knowledge and Training.
Regular Monitoring, Lessons Learned Exercises, Evaluation, End line Surveys.