INSAF NETWORK PAKISTAN (INP) is an alliance of 27 civil society organizations registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, working in 102 districts with advocacy and project implementation experience in all 4 provinces, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. INP’s partnership with a variety of community organizations and the government functionaries remains its key strength as it offers a deeper and wider access to the communities and beneficiaries at large scale across Pakistan. INP provides a collaborative platform to these government and non-governmental organizations to work together to help the poor, vulnerable and minority communities in areas of basic rights, gender justice and legal empowerment across Pakistan.
INP strives to promote professionally informed institutional networking and programming among civil society and the government organizations to help generate demand for equitable justice and basic rights. At the same time, INP endeavours tofoster policy dialogue and field interventions onthe supply side for dispensation of quality justice and social services to all members of the society especially the poor, disadvantaged and the vulnerable.
INP works with a variety of actors including political fraternity, government agencies, research institutes, national, provincial and local level civil society organizations, community groups, women, men and children, religious seminaries and scholars with a secretariat based in Islamabad.
A society, which promotes rights and legal empowerment of its citizens, including the poor and the vulnerable, and disapproves all forms of abuse, neglect and violence.
To promote professionally informed institutional networking and programming to support civil society and the government organizations in fertilizing demand factors with supply functions for dispensation of quality justice and social services to all members of the society especially the poor, disadvantaged and the vulnerable.
- To strengthen the voice of civil society for demand articulation
- To mobilize and strengthen supply functions for effective, efficient and improved citizen centered service delivery in social and developmental sectors services
- To mobilize large scale programming resources for improvement of justice and social services
Areas of Focus
INP aims to nurture partnerships between and amongst the civil society and the government organizations in the following areas:
Legislative Advocacy: Mobilizing legislators, political leadership and law makers/ implementers to promote legislation and implementation of national laws related to legal empowerment, justice and social services.
Awareness Raising: Among citizens and activists such as grassroots community members/ eaders, educators, youth, journalists, lawyers, local elected representatives/ political leadership, using various communication methodologies
Capacity Development of Stakeholders: including lawyers, police, education & health professionals, local elected representatives/ political leadership, on existing laws related to legal empowerment, justice and social services.
Action-oriented Research and Documentation: Innovative research that i) identifies viable options for bridging the gaps/ lacunas in existing laws and policies vis-à-vis implementation deficits, enactment/ formulation of new laws and policies ii) informs and educate civil society and the beneficiaries in order to strengthen their voice (demand articulation), iii) explores scope of programmatic interventions to improve the quality of justice and social services
Legal Empowerment of the poor by supporting legal aid and rehabilitation services
Inclusion and Impartiality: Supporting developmental debates and programming, outreach to ensure inclusion of poor, vulnerable and the disadvantaged communities without any social, political, religious or ethnic partiality.
INP has the technical experience and expertise, corporate capacity, and outreach required to undertake effective and cost-efficient advocacy and project management. [click here to review past performance].
*Insaf is an Urdu term for justice, equity and fairness