CODE PAKISTAN—an independent not-for-profit organization—is an effort to build an inclusive and prosperous Pakistan through development and education initiatives. We aspire to amplify the message of peace, tolerance, and inclusivity in Pakistan through our community engagement initiatives, especially with the youth.
Unlocking Potentials, Improving Lives
To assist urban & rural population in unlocking their potential through education & development initiatives
Aims and Objectives:
a) Community Engagement
- To introduce a wide range of fund development techniques to help the local activists at rural levels to explore the impact of grassroots mobilization, and strategic collaboration;
- To develop strategic communications methods for addressing key socio-economic and cultural issues with an objective to counter rising extremism and intolerance;
- To link rural communities with urban centers through interventions aided by modern technologies;
- To engage the militancy-affected population and help them with formal and informal assistance based on their fundamental rights;
- To work on countering violent extremism through advocacy with relevant stakeholders
To break down barriers to women’s economic growth, including supporting policies that create an enabling environment for women to gain access to finance.
a) Education Initiatives
- To strengthen legal education in public law schools to encourage democratic practices such as due process, trial by jury, right to representation and a fair trial, the appeal process, and governmental responsibility;
- To encourage youth to participate in the development of Pakistan through youth education programs;
- To honor and commemorate the sacrifices of national heroes against extremism and terrorism in the schools of their native areas;
- To promote tolerance in Pakistani society by educating grass-root stakeholders such as: local school teachers, mosque imams, female religious leaders, land lords, women peace activists and other key civil society members to highlight the importance of peace, diversity, tolerance and kindness for the success of the nation;
- To educate the youth of Pakistan on the emerging 3G social media and its application for building national consensus on peace and tolerance.
b) Women’s Rights Initiatives
- To explore strategies to combat gender-based violence, support survivors of domestic violence, and identify mechanisms to empower women and girls;
- Identify key programs that empower women and girls including entrepreneurship, health and education and also highlight structural discrimination women face in accessing education and development opportunities;
- To encourage implementation of labor laws in the informal sector;
- To highlight causes behind gender disparity that includes lack of awareness, resource constraints, social barriers and limited accessibility to facilities.
c) Local Governance
- To engage in district development planning and propose new dimensions of local governance, development, and education;
- To initiate “Public Opinion Polls – POP” among the rural population on questions of economic & social importance. To engage local community organizations to explore the vital role of the nonprofit sector in conducting such research;
- To facilitate grass-root educational activities that results in promoting honest, transparent, and fair practices in government and help increase government responsiveness, while decreasing instances of waste and abuse in conducting general elections;
- To highlight, through periodic reports, the importance of applying high standards of transparency and accountability in establishing long-term democratic and economic prosperity at district levels.
d) Media Education
- To assist vernacular press in examining the core issues that journalists face in reporting from conflict zones or on controversial issues;
- To work with Pakistani media—both electronic and print (including radio)—in generating national unity and in promoting the culture of tolerance;
- To support radio programs, which advance peace messaging, since radio is still a popular media form, particularly in rural parts of Pakistan and the tribal areas.
e) Engaging International Community
- To provide a forum for dialogue and engage key international partners to enhance bilateral relations to address regional issues.