Annual Art Competition 2019 for all PUBLIC SCHOOLS across Pakistan

Pakistan Coalition for Education has announced its Annual Art Competition 2019 for all PUBLIC SCHOOLS across Pakistan!  If you’re an aspiring artist who has a passion for social change, this is your chance to vent on a canvas!  Young artists from all over Pakistan are encouraged to send their artwork themed around “Barriers to Girls’Education” and all submissions are to be made no later than 30th October 2019. So gear up, summon all your creativity and let the brush do the rest!  The top three artists selected by the jury will receive cash prizes.  All participants and schools will get certificate.  Maximum […]

Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan

Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan (SMSPP) is a unique organization focusing exclusively on Multiple Sclerosis patients in Pakistan. It is a rare disease, and very few people know about it. The society is doing a great job by providing networking and much needed information to the patients scattered all over the country. Here we share three videos of the patients who tell their stories. These can be helpful to the patients and their families who do not know much about this disease, its treatment, and how to take care of such a patient. The last video is of […]

The Juvenile Justice System Act 2018 – An Overview

by Wajahat Ali Malik On May 18 2018, the President of Pakistan approved the Juvenile Justice System Act (JJSA) 2018, which was passed by the Parliament earlier this year. JJSA 2018 overcomes the shortcomings which were present in Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2000, and provides a much better system for criminal justice and social reintegration for juvenile offenders. The Act defines a child according to the definition of UNCRC as ‘a person who has not attained the age of eighteen years’. JS Act 2018 classifies the criminal offences into following three different categories: 1) Minor, which means an offence for which maximum […]

Adeem Younis suspended in Penny Appeal war

Note from Pak NGOs: Penny Appeal has offices in Pakistan, that is why this news is being shared here. LONDON: One of the biggest British Muslim charities is in a state of civil war after chairman and founder of the charity was suspended unceremoniously following differences with chief executive and others in the charity worth millions of Pounds. Adeem Younis, chairman of Wakefield based Penny Appeal, was suspended while he was in Pakistan touring sites with actress Mehwish Hayat and Dragons’ Den star James Caan. At least two sources said that Aamer Naeem OBE, Chief Executive of Penny Appeal, was […]

PIPS signs MoU with UN-supported Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, Malta

October 14, 2019 (Islamabad): Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad, Pakistan, a leading think-tank on peace and conflict studies in Pakistan, has entered into collaborative agreement with the United Nations-supported Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP), Malta, for fostering tolerance and peace in the world. President of GCTP, H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohamed Al-Jarwan, and PIPS director Muhammad Amir Rana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 9, 2019 in Malta in that regard on the eve of the first international symposium on “Trends in Higher Education for Tolerance.”  The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace is an […]

Preserving Endangered Languages of Northern Pakistan – Forum for Languages Initiative (FLI)

Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) is a training and resource center working with communities in Northern Pakistan (including the regions of Gilgit, Baltistan, and Chitral) to preserve endangered languages there. They have recently developed a video documentary covering their work for the preservation of mother languages. We commend FLI on this wonderful initiative, and wish them all the best in their endeavor to preserve these languages. Note: This forum is open to providing support to such initiatives. Any organization that wants to share their stories are welcome to write to us at

CEIP receives 2nd largest community mobilizer award from State Bank of Pakistan

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP-BSC), Lahore awarded CSC Empowerment and Inclusion Program (CEIP) the ‘2nd largest Community Mobilizer Award’ for the period 2018-19. Ms Saira Basharat (Human Resource Executive, CSC-CEIP) received the award from (Managing Director SBP, BSC Lahore: Muhammad Ashraf Khan) at a ceremony held in SBP Lahore Branch on (5/09/2019). CEIP facilitated SBP in conducting Financial Literacy Trainings in the districts of  Lahore, Okara and Kasur by providing them with a large number of clients under this initiative. CEIP has successfully completed two years of NFLP trainings with 100% account openings of clients in this year’. CEIP conducted […]

Ambassador’s Fund plans an outreach event in Swat

he Ambassador’s Fund is a program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is managed by Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA).  Under the Ambassador’s Fund, the eligible applicants can seek grants in the identified priority areas i.e. Empowering Vulnerable Populations, Supporting Governance Institutions in KP-NMD (newly merged districts), Engendering Free Information and Free Press Organizations and Expanding Social Tolerance to Reduce Conflict.  You are cordially invited to attend the Outreach Event & Orientation Workshop for potential grant applicants on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at SWAT. The first half of the event will introduce USAID Ambassador’s Fund and its new Priority Areas. During […]

#EqualyLoud – Small Grants for Short Films in Pakistan

The Little Art (through its project Zero mm Youth Film Festival Southasia) is seeking proposals to support short film production through small grants. The grants aim to support young independent filmmakers from Pakistan. Proposal can be sent by anyone over the age of 18 years, but projects shall engage under 25 young people working in key roles in the projects. Projects seeking for support shall include narrative/fiction films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of gender equality, violence against children specially young girls and women, and empowerment of the marginalized from gender and rights perspective. Themes […]

“Pakistan Saga Awards 2019” honors personal stories of struggle amid social vulnerabilities

24 August 2019 A colourful “Pakistan Saga Awards 2019” ceremony celebrating some of the best video packages on pluralism, diversity, and rights was held in Islamabad, participated by diplomats, journalists, and scholars participated. The top three awards were bagged by videos narrating stories of courage and bravery of a person living with disability, a transgender, and a religious minority – individuals who are grow up as excluded.   “Pakistan Saga” ( has been an initiative of Pak Institute for Peace Studies, an Islamabad-based think tank, highlighting pluralism, diversity, and harmony. In his introductory remarks, PIPS director Muhammad Amir Rana said that […]