Youth Association for Development (YAD)

Based in the province of Baluchistan, Pakistan, YAD works to promote and protect peace across the province.

The Youth Association for Development (YAD) is a youth lead, peace building and civil society initiative based in Baluchistan whose roots lies with a core of volunteers in different districts of Pakistan. YAD has human rights based approach with a multi sector development organisation working on participatory development approach to bring long term change and sustainable development in the society.

The idea of a civil society organisation evolved in 2002, when a group of like minded peopl working in the social, political, human rights and development sector in Baluchistan and having enough international exposure and experience, got together and initiated the dialogue among themselves on issues of humanism, peace, democracy, human rights, right to information, transparency, accountability, environment, water, sanitation, hygiene, health, education and other social issues in the province and country. The group concluded the need for an organisation which can address the above mentioned issues through a holistic approach; promote the value of peace and basic human rights; address democratic and governance issues; conduct research and analysis; initiate dialogues among different segments of society; take steps toward a peaceful, tolerant, and democratic society, conservation of environment and natural resources management, sanitation improvement and hygiene education, working for IWRM and provide an enabling environment to civil society of Baluchistan.

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