A political stakeholders’ convention on “Celebrating religious diversity in Pakistan”, to commemorate the vision of the founding father of Pakistan regarding rights and citizenship, and invite the attention of the political parties towards recognized issues to mainstream minorities’ rights agenda.
A series of conferences on “De-weaponization in Pakistan” to welcome Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abassi’s statement regarding curtailing automatic weapons in the country, and urge the government to adopt a comprehensive policy and introduce result oriented and broad based reforms.
A series of trainings on “Using institutional protection for human rights” to strengthen engagement of CSOs and local bodies’ representatives with state’s human rights institutions, acquaint them with procedures and build their capacity to use complaint redressal mechanism of HRIs for effective remedies of human rights violations.
A series of key stakeholders’ consultations on “Minority rights: issues and resolves”, to assess and analyze the implementation of affirmative measures to address human rights issues, and build minimal consensus for developing an overall strategy and demands for policy advocacy for the rights of religious minorities.
CSJ made interventions for promoting the alternative and sustainable peacebuilding approaches e.g. conceptual and skills trainings on peacebuilding to increase understanding and capabilities of district peace committees and peace activists for conflict resolution, conferences on de-weaponization in support of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi’s stand on the issue.
In 2015 -2016 CSJ carried out a research and published a report Sowing Peace in the Mind-fields that analyzed the approaches, tools and methods for peacebuilding being used by the government Ministries, educational institutions and CSOs in Pakistan.
Informed by findings of the above-mentioned research and encouraged by the response from various stakeholders, CSJ in 2017 carried out a study Building Peace from the Bottom on the functions, capacities and needs of District Peace Committees, in Sindh and Punjab.