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Pakistan International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO) that established in 2004 is registered, independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian and non-governmental organization. The Organization is registered with The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan under Section 42 of The Companies Ordinance, 1984.

PIHRO is a local, multi-disciplinary, development oriented and non-profit making organization. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds. PIHRO publishes more than dozens reports in more than 5 countries having extensive coverage in local and international media. Its primary objectives are to promote and protect Human Rights and to help the poor and down trodden in securing their rights through advocacy, research, legal aid and financial assistance. PIHRO with this leverage bring all national organization, institutions and human rights defenders to press for change in policy and practice that promote and implement declarations, covenants, protocols and communiqués related to Human Rights and justice around the country.

From a modest start, the organization has been extending its activities and has already set up a number of branches, not only in the four provinces of Pakistan but also in FATA, Northern Areas and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The PIHRO has extended the activities of the organization throughout Pakistan, from each district headquarters and later to sub-district level and to involve in positive work for the promotion and protection of human rights, especially for the youth, who are the future custodians of the country. A civilized society can only exist when the citizens of the state know their rights, respect their rights and fulfill their own obligation to society. It therefore follows that knowledge of human right and dignity is the very basic of a civilized and democracies states.

At the moment PIHRO is busy working on human rights protection, human rights, educational development, youth development, women empowerment, food security, disability, democratic governance, legal education, emergency response, water, refugees and capacity building and trainings.

Last reviewed: 04/10/2017


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