Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS)

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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.

The Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS) was established in 2001 by a group of scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds in Pakistan. 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. Therefore, the organisation works in the areas of human rights, rule of law, secularism, gender equality and human rights.

CPCS has initiated a fellowship programme, the 'Benazir Bhutto Democracy Fellowship', to promote knowledge of democracy in the province of Sindh. 'Conflict Resolution in Pakistan' is one of the themes of the fellowship programme. CPCS publishes a quarterly research journal, 'Freedom', in English and Sindhi. Also on a regular basis, CPCS organises monthly civil society forums called “Dialogue for Change” to highlight the concerns of citizens on socio-political issues. CPCS is a member of the Network of Democracy Research Institutes.


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