Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Pakistan.
Local peacebuilding organisations in Pakistan
Action Against Poverty (AAP)
AAP is based in Multan, Punjab. It provides a platform to facilitate marginalised and unprivileged communities to solve their issues and problems.
Ajoka Theatre Organization
Ajoka is a theatre company, based in Pakistan, and promoting peace across South Asia.
Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Centre (AHKRC)
AHKRC is engaged in evidenced based research on peace and development in Pakistan, and runs a number of academic course in peace studies.
Aman Ittehad aims to motivate the people of Pakistan towards establishing peace in the country and beyond.
Aman Ki Asha
Aman Ki Asha is a major joint venture for peace initiated by two leading media corporations in India and Pakistan. The project shares stories of peacebuilding from India and Pakistan to find agreement on matters that have often derailed the peace process between the two countries.
Amn Tehrik is an emerging and dynamic movement of concerned individuals and organisations from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the promotion of peace in Pakistan.
Applied Socio-economic Research Resource Centre (ASR)
ASR acts as a catalyst, a network and a resource centre for several women’s groups, social actions bodies, theatre and other communication groups, trade unions and peasant organisations.
Art of Living – Pakistan
Art of Living is committed to serving the society by empowering individuals for the promotion of world peace.
Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
AHD work for peace, justice, harmony and equality through the participation of disadvantaged groups in Pakistan.
Association for Integrated Development (AID)
Since 1998 AID has been working on human development and peace in Baluchistan, Pakistan.
Association for Peace and Prosperity (APP)
Since 1992 the APP has been spreading a message of peace and harmony in three districts of Punjab, Pakistan.
Association of Women for Awareness & Motivation (AWAM)
With the main goal of women’s empowerment, AWAM aims to build in Pakistan a just peaceful society free from discrimination and violence.
Aware Girls is working to end the destructive process of radicalisation by utilising one of the most vital, yet neglected resources in the country – young women.
Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation (BKTEF)
BKTEF, registered both in Pakistan and Afghanistan, was founded in 2003 to promotes peace, democracy, human rights and development.
BARGAD engages with young people across the country in colleges and universities, both secular and those affiliated with religious seminaries. More than 800 volunteers work for BARGAD.
Blue Veins is a feminist organisation that works to empower women and improve their status status in society
Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS)
CPCS is an independent think-tank that works to strengthen political parties and civil society in the principles of democracy, freedom, secularism and social justice.
Centre for Civic Education Pakistan (CCE)
CCE aims to empower individuals by promoting values of responsible citizenship and principles of democracy in Pakistan.
Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE)
CHRE works to promote the awareness of human rights and religious tolerance and harmony in Pakistan.
Centre for International Peace and Stability
The Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS) runs academic and research programmes, promoting Pakistan’s contribution to peacekeeping around the world.
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI)
CPDI-Pakistan works exclusively on issues of peace and development in Pakistan.
Centre for Peace and Justice Pakistan (CPJP)
CPJP is an initiative of a group comprising of lawyers, scholars and practitioners with the aim of promoting peace and justice in Pakistan. Amongst other work, they advocate rights on fishermen detained in India and Pakistan.
Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR)
Through dialogue, reconciliation and reform, CPDR promotes and encourages peace and development in Pakistan.
Centre for Research & Security Studies (CRSS)
CRSS is an Islamabad-based think-tank focusing on issues of traditional and non-traditional security in South Asia, in particular in Pakistan.
Centre for Youth Development & Activities (CYDA)
CYDA works with young people in Pakistan in the core areas of awareness, peace, culture, education and environment.
Chanan Development Association (CDA)
CDA is a youth-led development organisation with a number of peacebuilding programmes. Their head office is in Lahore, with sub-offices in Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
Citizen’s Commission for Human Development (CCHD)
The CCHD seeks to involve civil society in protecting human rights and peace by training community members in monitoring and conflict management.
Civil Society Network Loralai (CSNL)
CSNL is a group of peace activists who work at the grassroots level to promote peace, tolerance, social harmony and interfaith harmony in Pakistan
Coalition on the Rights and Responsibilities of Youth (CRY)
CRY works in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa in Pakistan. CRY believes in the promotion of peace through initiatives led by young people, and has also worked on small arms issues.
College of Youth Activism and Development
CYAAD works with Pakistani youth, providing educational and training opportunities in order to build peace and counter extremism.
Community Appraisal & Motivation Programme (CAMP)
CAMP works with underprivileged communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on peace and security, human rights, and development.
Community Awareness Raising and Advocacy Ventures Around Needs (CARAVAN)
CARAVAN has formed village-level peace and conflict resolution committees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a speedy resolution of conflicts.
Community Motivation & Development Organisation (CMDO)
CMDO works in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and FATA, Pakistan, on a whole range of issues related to peace, such as radicalisation and religious militancy.
Department of Peace & Conflict Studies, National Defence University (NDU)
The Department of Peace & Conflict Studies is part of the Faculty of Contemporary Studies at the The National Defence University (NDU). Pakistan is one of the leading contributors to UN Peacekeeping Missions, so the department helps prepare soldiers for such duties.
Development Organization for Social Transformation (DOST)
DOST is a voluntary organisation based in Faisalabad, Pakistan working to promote positive changes in society for just and peaceful Pakistan.
The Diplomatic Insight is a bilingual English/Arabic, magazine, the first of its kind in Pakistan. It aims to connect a diverse community to provide publicity, create general awareness and inspire action on the burning issues facing Pakistan and the world.
Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the challenges affecting people in the developing world.
Faith Matters - Pakistan works at the grassroots level to reduce and counter radicalization and extremist beliefs in the region
Foundation for Integrated Development Action (FIDA)
FIDA works primarily in Dera Ismail Khan and South Waziristan in the FATA area of Pakistan with a long-term aim of social change in the region. FIDA use alternative dispute resolution and mediation as a bridge between the traditional and state legal system.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Pakistan
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a private German political foundation, committed to promoting social democracy around the world. The main work of FES in Pakistan is focused on cooperating with local partners in the fields of conflict management, promotion of democracy, youth development, industrial relations and regional dialogue.
Frontier Organization for Reforms & Transformation (FORT)
FORT works primarily North Waziristan, Pakistan to establish dialogue between stakeholders in the region.
The foundation is working at the grassroots level with marginalised communities in Punjab
Human Rights Commission for Social Justice and Peace (HRCSJP)
HRCSJP works to encourage social mobilisation and capacity building for the promotion of peace and tolerance in Pakistan.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
HRCP is one of the leading human rights organisations in Pakistan. The HRCP also works in peacebuilding, working to resolve conflict in Baluchistan and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as reducing tensions between Pakistan and India.
Human Rights Forum (HRF)
HRF is a working to promote human rights and peace in Pakistan, with a particular emphasis on preventative action.
HUMAN-NEST is works for sustainable development and peacebuilding in Pakistan through the promotion of alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice.
Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT)
Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT) works on peace and development programs with the marginalised linguistic communities in north Pakistan
Insan Dost Association (IDA)
IDA is active in promoting peace in Pakistan with a particular focus on the rights of marginalised communities.
Insan Foundation Trust (IFT)
IFT works with all parts of society to promote the ideas of peace, democracy and equality. IFT is currently running a programme called 'Act for Change' with about 4,000 Pakistani and Afghan refugees, in NWFP.
Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP)
IDSP provides courses in community development with a key emphasis on the local and regional aspects of peace, pluralism and justice.
Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD)
INSPAD organises events to promote dialogue on issues relating to peace and conflict in Pakistan
Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS)
With a focus on inter-faith harmonisation, IPSS is a community supported organisation striving to bring peace in Pakistan and beyond.
Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is an Islamabad-based think-tank focusing on policy research. IPS's three core research areas - Pakistani Affairs, International Relations, and Faith & Society. In terms of India-Pakistan relations, the focus of IPS's work has been predominantly on the Kashmir dispute.
Institute of Regional Studies (IRS)
IRS is a respected Pakistani think-tank that promotes peaceful resolution of the region's conflicts.
Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS)
. I-SAPS is primarily a research and advocacy organisation, but is also involved in teaching and training on a range of issues in Pakistan
Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
ISSI is a think-tank based in the capital of Pakistan conducting research with an aim to provide in-depth understanding and analysis of regional and global strategic issues. The institute organises events to encourage discussions on issues of peace and security.
Interactive Resource Center (IRC)
IRC works to educate marginalised sections of society in Pakistan about their basic human rights.
Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP)
I-LAP aims to promote inter-faith harmony through the ideas of civic participation, freedom of religion and diversity.
Interfaith Youth in Action (IYA)
Based in Lahore, IYA works to improve promote social and interfaith co-existence among young people of all religions in Pakistan.
Intermedia was established in 2005 to promote journalists’ capacity-building, and strengthening freedom of information in Pakistan and beyond.
International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD)
ICRD serves as a bridge between religion and politics in preventing and resolving conflicts in various parts of the world
Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD)
IRD seeks to actively build a culture of peace, tolerance, and harmony in Pakistan by promoting discussion of ideas for peace.
Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)
IPRI plays a pivotal role in organising conferences, workshops, lectures and research that influence public policy in relation to issues of peace and conflict.
Just Peace Initiatives (JPI)
Just Peace International (JPI) works to build a society based on peace and justice by harnessing the creative energies of the poor and disadvantaged.
Justice & Peace Commission (JPC)
The Justice & Peace Commission (JPC) is an organisation of the Catholic Church that focuses on workers’ rights, freedom from debt and child labour.
Kafka Welfare Organization (KWO)
KWO is a youth-led peacebuilding organisation working for a peaceful and democratic Pakistan.
Khudi Pakistan is a social movement working to promote a democratic culture, and counter terrorism, in Pakistan.
Khwendo Kor works in Pakistan for the development of women and children, as well as in the area of peacebuilding.
Laajverd is an initiative of young people focusing on promoting a culture of peace in Pakistan, through the use of art and culture
Lok Vehar Development Organisation
Lok Vehar is a development and grassroots peacebuilding organisation based in the district of Faisalabad, Punjab in Pakistan.
Mehergarh is a centre for learning in the area of human rights in Pakistan, working mainly with young people. They organise annual camps to promote peace and harmony.
The Muslim Institute is a research organisation dedicated to promote peace and stability in Pakistan and in the Muslim world.
Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation (OAKDF)
OAKDF strives for a peaceful and just Pakistan. They are active members of the 'Pathways to Peace' network of civil society organisations working for peace.
Organization for Development & Peace (ODP)
ODP works at the grassroots level with projects focusing on human rights, peace and democracy in Pakistan.
Organization for Peace and Development (OPD)
OPD works to spread innovative approaches to peace and development in Pakistan by providing information and resources to marginalised and indigenous groups.
Organization for Research and Education (ORE)
ORE promotes a tolerant interpretation of Islam in order to counter radicalisation and violent conflict in Pakistan.
PAIMAN Alumni Trust (PAIMAN)
PAIMAN is involved in a range of activities with women and young people in some of the areas worst affected by Pakistan's conflict.
Pak Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS)
An independent think-tank based in Islamabad and committed to providing an in-depth analysis of regional and global issues relating to peacebuilding.
Pakistan Education and Development Foundation (PEAD)
PEAD has implemented many projects around peace education, particularly in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research (PILER)
PILER was established in 1982 to promote democracy, human and labour rights, social justice and peace in Pakistan and India, and was involved in the founding of the Pakistan Peace Coalition (PPC) that serves as a bond between pro-peace groups from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta.
Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT)
PILDAT works toward strengthening democracy and democratic institutions in Pakistan
Pakistan International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO)
PIHRO works mainly with young people in Pakistan's conflict zones
Pakistan Peace and Solidarity Council (PPSC)
PPSC is a Pakistani voluntary organisation that has members in all areas of the country actively working towards peace.
Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD)
PIPFPD was created by a group of civil society activists from India and Pakistan to promote peace and democracy in their respective countries.
Pattan Development Organization (Pattan)
Pattan is a relief organisation that places great emphasis on the power of art and culture to build peace.
Peace Education Foundation (PEF)
The Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) works to prevent, mitigate and transform religious conflicts through education and non-violent means.
Peace Education Welfare Organization (PEWO)
PEWO provides support to schools that have shown commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace in Pakistan. It has over 100 member schools.
Program on Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution (PPSCR)
PPSCR provides training in conflict resolution and peace studies, to build a network of the individuals and institutions committed to peace in Pakistan.
Ravvish helps people from across the world meet with government & children in Pakistan, in order to promote tolerance, critical thinking & empathy.
Regional Institute of Policy Research & Training (RIPORT)
RIPORT is a research and advocacy organisation developing ideas, policies, practices to build peace, promote human rights, and reduce conflict in Pakistan
Regional Peace Institute
RPI is focused on peace and stability through working for regional peace, development and the elimination of terrorism and extremism in South Asia.
Renaissance by Social Innovation (Registered)
RESIP works with young people in Pakistan to promote a peaceful, harmonious future.
Roh Youth Network
Roh Youth Network is a youth organisation working to improve the status of young people and promote non-violence for a peaceful society in Pakistan.
The organisation aims to raise awareness among rural communities of peace and development issues.
Saiban Development Organization
Saiban focuses on peace, capacity building of grassroots institutions, empowerment of women, and human rights in Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Saviours focuses on conflict resolution, peacebuilding, post-conflict measures and humanitarian aid in Pakistan.
Search For Common Ground – Pakistan
SFCG is an international peacebuilding NGO which began working in Pakistan through its Urdu edition of the Common Grounds News Service in 2007.
Seeds of Peace
Seeds of Peace brings together citizens of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, to find common ground for peace.
Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre
Shirkat Gah has worked towards capacity building for women in Pakistan since 1975.
Sindh Community Foundation (SDF)
SCF youth-led advocacy organisation based in Hyderabad Sindh, Pakistan, engaging young people in leading positive change in the country.
Social Awareness and Development Organisation (SADO)
SADO has been working for peace since 2000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It is the initiator of peacebuilding efforts in the Malakand region.
Society for Empowering Human Resource (SEHER)
By empowering the marginalised segments of the society SEHER aims to help build a prosperous Pakistan free from violence.
Sojhla for Social Change
Sojhla for Social Change is an advocacy organisation initiating policy-level advocacy projects for peace, education, gender issues and good governance.
South Asia Centre for Peace (SACP)
Based in Islamabad, the SACP aims to develop a network of peacebuilding organisations across the South Asia region. They also work on peace research and peace education.
South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK)
The South Asia Partnership - Pakistan (SAP-PK) is the Pakistani branch of the South Asia Partnership, a regional network of development organisations that are committed to improving the lives of the South Asian population. SAP-PK has established the South Asian Peace Alliance (SAPA), and the South Asia Small Arms Network (SASA Net).
South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA)
Covering the South Asia region, including Pakistan, SAFMA promotes a free and fair media to better understand regional conflicts, with a particular focus on the nuclear arms race, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Kashmir dispute and other regional conflicts.
Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO)
SPO works is on the following core areas in Pakistan: democratic governance; social justice; and peace and social harmony
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
SDPI focuses on peacebuilding issues in the context of sustainable development in Pakistan, running workshops, encourage scholarship and also promote dialogue.
Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO)
Based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, SPADO is a network of more than 50 NGOs involved in awareness raising, research and lobbying on small arms and landmines.
Swat Youth Front (SYF)
SYF is a youth organisation working in the areas of peace, poverty reduction, women's empowerment and human rights.
Taangh Wasaib Organization (TWO)
TWO is an initiative of teachers, students, social workers and citizens aiming to promote communal harmony, gender equality and respect for human rights in Pakistan.
Talar Development Welfare Program (TDWP)
TDWP works on community development and the promotion of peace and harmony in Balochistan, Pakistan
Tehrik-e-Niswan is a women's movement active in the areas of domestic violence and peacebuilding. They organise dance festivals for peace and disarmament.
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP)
CAP is dedicated to cultural and historic preservation, and to educate the community to foster an awareness of Pakistan’s history.
Tribal Development Network (TDN)
TDN is a network of local organisations based in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.
Tribal NGOs Consortium (TNC)
TNC was established to facilitate cooperation, collaboration and communication among organisations working for peace and development in FATA, Pakistan
Tribal Rights Watch (TRW)
TRW highlights the impact of the violence the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA regions of Pakistan, on civilians, who are most commonly the victims of fighting.
Trodden’s Clarion Receptors Development Organization (TCRDO)
TCRDO is engaged in activities to promote the culture of peace with special reference to the religious minorities in Pakistan.
United Religions Initiative (URI)
The URI is a global initiative to promote inter-religious harmony across the world, and has worked in Pakistan since 1988.
United Social Welfare Society (USWS)
USWS works in the district of Raheem Yar Khan, Pakistan, with a vision of promoting peace and justice.
Yeh Hum Naheen Foundation
The Yeh Hum Naheen Foundation was founded after a song, 'Yeh Hum Naheen', performed by some of the leading musicians in Pakistan, which became famous nationwide, leading to an unprecedented anti-terrorism movement.
Youth Association for Development (YAD)
Based in the province of Baluchistan, Pakistan, YAD works to promote and protect peace across the province.
Youth Parliament of Pakistan
YPP exists to foster talent and excellence in young people in Pakistan, and turn it into tangible action for the benefit of their community.