The Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) held a National Consultation about a year agoto devise the National Human Rights Policy Framework and policy principles in collaboration with Ministry of Law, Justice & Human Rights (MoL,J&HR). The National Consultation resulted a consolidated National Human Rights Policy Framework (NHRPF). To further strengthen this document and hold greater extent of stakeholder consultations, SPO is implementing a yearlong project which is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
The overall objective of the intervention is to facilitate in promoting and defence of human rights and the rule of law through introduction of human rights policy framework in the country. Following are the specific objectives of the interventions:
- To prepare a draft NHRPF for discussion and incorporation of stakeholders recommendations.
- To consolidate stakeholdersrecommendations in the draft NHRPF.
- To present a consolidated NHRPF to the government for adoption.
In pursuance to the organizational mission, SPO is gradually increasing the capacity and participation of its partners’ civil society network in policy reforms, feedback and alternate solutions. One of SPO’s partner network WHDT (Web for Human Development) from Thatta district succeeded to catch the attention of education ministry and expressed desire via practical measures for the re-opening and rehabilitation of primary schools in three Talukas of Thatta including Ghorabari, Mirpursakro and Thatta through advocacy campaign. After having complete base line and compilation of survey report, CSN team met with Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuro, Senior Minister for Education and Literacy, Govt. of Sindh and shared the up status of primary school buildings and requested him for necessary assistance. Initially a list of five schools was submitted for Minister‘s approval. The Education Minister approved the request immediately but also appreciated the approach and efforts of SPO and WHDT to improve education through recommendations of community at gross root level instead of legislators’ choice. Mr. Khuro had also shown desire to have a list of other incomplete schools for necessary rehabilitation work which will cover under funds available by the Sindh Government.
To strengthen and support community organizations and public interest institutions of Pakistan for the benefit of poor and disadvantaged sections of society for sustainable development through a participatory approach.
A democratic, socially just and tolerant society guided by participatory principles, which realizes the full potential of its people and their aspirations for sustainable and self reliant development.