Accredited as a legal entity under the Societies Registration Act 1860 since March 2015, CSJ was
established with a desire to actively pursue and engage in result-oriented research and advocacy
concerning human rights, democratic development and social justice for the marginalized groups in
Pakistan in particular.
CSJ brings together, among its Board of Directors and team, a combination of dedicated and experienced
professionals and practitioners in human rights, law, journalism, development, peace-building and
CSJ engages in evidence-based public policy advocacy, provides technical support to GOs, NGOs &
INGOs and conducts training workshops to enable key actors to promote and protect human rights. CSJ
also engages actively in policy dialogue with government departments/ ministries, educational
institutions, national human rights institutions and civil society stakeholders. CSJ also facilitates functions
of a Working Group for Inclusive Education, involving eminent educationist and policy experts from
Pakistan in order to engage in monitoring education policy reforms.
CSJ envisions Pakistan as a society based on principles of peaceful co-existence, justice and democratic
CSJ is committed to further the cause of greater de jure and de facto equality among citizens of
Pakistan at social and political levels using social justice approach.
Aims and Objectives
The Centre will strive to achieve the following aims and objectives
a) To study issues concerning and suggesting terms of engagement in establishing respect for rights and
development of the people in general, and marginalized groups in particular.
b) To conduct the research, disseminate and provide consultations to interested institutions and
organizations working for peace and justice,
c) To organize trainings, publications, consultancy service and policy education.
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) defines Social Justice as;
“A justice approach that deals with creating and enhancing; equality of rights; opportunities and
realization of entitlements; that are protected in the domestic and international laws, so that individuals
and communities can exercise these freedoms meaningfully and to their fullest potential. CSJ regards
discrimination, on whatever grounds; moreover, the inequality, in all forms and manifestation; and the
denial of rights or infringement of freedoms; as principal causes of deprivation and suffering in the
society. Therefore, CSJ advocates for proactive policies for eliminating; institutional and social
discriminations, denial of postulated fundamental human rights to end deprivation and marginalization.”