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Society for Peace and Sustainable Development (SPSD)-Pakistan

Muzaffargarh, Pakistan
Joined August 2019

SPSD-Pakistan is a Civil Society Organization committed to take the power of law to deprived sections. Based at district Muzaffargarh. Main Programs Training of Community Paralegals, advocacy

Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

Society for Peace and Sustainable Development (SPSD)-Pakistan is a Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed and devoted to take the power of law to deprived and marginalized sections of the society and make sure that they have access to justice.

SPSD-Pakistan is based at district Muzaffargarh, South Punjab, Pakistan and works in five districts of South Punjab, Pakistan.

Our main Programs and activities are as follow.

  • Training of Community Paralegals
  • Provide legal aid services free of cost
  • Lobby and advocacy to implement rule of law in the country.
  • Awareness sessions on rule of law and access to justice process
  • Motivational sessions in colleges for students to adopt the profession as lawyer /advocate.

 

Our focus areas are

1-Women Rights (Gender based violence)

2- Minority rights

3- Access to Information

We are working on Gender based Violence with special emphasis on Forced and Early Girl Child Marriages. Recently, SPSD-Pakistan have completed a project on Elimination of gender based violence in rural areas of South Punjab, Pakistan with the financial help of  May 18 Foundation, South Korea.

Another focus area of SPSD-Pakistan is Minority Rights. We are giving awareness and sensitization on sensible use of Blasphemy laws in the rural areas of South Punjab, Pakistan.

SPSD-Pakistan is also working on Transparency & Right to Information Act 2013, government of Punjab. We are giving awareness on the process and procedure to get information from the government and public institutions for the individual and community betterment and development.

 

People Associated With This Organization

Rufus Kamran

Pakistan  
Society for Peace and Sustainable...
Joined August 2019
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
I am Mr. Rufus Kamran, working as Executive Director of Society for Peace and Sustainable Development (SPSD)-Pakistan. I have done my Bachelors of Law from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Session 1998-2000. I have also done my Masters in Social Anthropology from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Session 2000-2003

Recently, I have successfully presented my paper on “ Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)” at United Nations (UNRISD) Conference held at University of Yonsei, Wonju Campus, from February 23-24, 2019 at South Korea in collaboration with Institute of Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAD), South Korea. The paper address the issues of Food Security, Nutrition enhancement, Gender equality, Human Rights, Solidarity Economy and Climate Change.

I am working as Executive Director of the organization. My basic role is to overall supervision and monitoring of day to day operation and give strategic guidelines to the staff.

Through joining the network, I shall be able to connect with other like minded organization working on the issue of legal empowerment. I believe this, by connecting other fellows, I shall able to learn good practices from others and as well as share my struggle for rule of law and legal empowerment of the people in Pakistan.
Rufus Kamran is the network champion (main point of contact) for Society for Peace and Sustainable Development (SPSD)-Pakistan.

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