He researched and coauthored “Working Conditions of Agricultural Labour in Punjab” (2001) and “Life On the Margins” (2012), a study on situation of minority women in Punjab and Sindh Provinces. He published several fact-finding reports and books in Urdu including, Insani Haqooq Ke Irteqa and Insani Haqooq Ka Bainulaqwami Nizam (Sanjh Publications).He studied Political Science, Law and Rural Development in Pakistan and earned an LLM degree from University of Notre Dame (US) in International Human Rights Law (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @PeterJacobCSJ
Suneel Malik is human rights professional, with 17 years of experience in developing and implementing human rights advocacy programs with particular interest in religious freedom, social justice, inclusive & equitable education, and national & international human rights protection mechanism. Malik specializes in project management, building organizational capacity, writing project proposals & progress reports, and developing tools for monitoring & evaluation of the projects.
Malik is currently serving as the Manager Programs at Centre for Social Justice, and assisting in developing research and advocacy project proposals, and responsible for overall project management including; project planning, assessing progress, monitoring & reporting, and keeping track of project bottlenecks and lessons learnt. Previously, he worked with National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference as regional coordinator (2003-2010), and with the Peace and Human Development (PHD Foundation) as its Director (2010-2016). Malik authored several position papers and articles on human rights, and contributed in research study on gaps and challenges in effective implementation of job quota policy for religious minorities in Pakistan. He co-authored a working paper on “Ethics in Question” that assesses the viability of Ethics in lieu of Islamic education as a subject for students belonging to religious minorities in public educational institutions of Pakistan.
Malik earned a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Punjab-Lahore, and a master’s degree in Mathematics from the Government College University-Faisalabad. He also holds certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies from Allama Iqbal Open University-Islamabad. .
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Kulsoom Sadiq is a development professional and social activist with over 15 years of experience in the development sector. She worked in different capacities with National and International organizations including Shirkat Gah as a Research Associate, AMAL as a Facilitator & trainer (2000-2001) in rural Sindh and Balochistan, Plan Pakistan as a Health Educator (2004-2006), Program Manager at RASTI (2006- 2008), Heinrich Boll Stiftung-Pakistan/Afghanistan (2008-2015) as a program officer. Her recent engagement was as a Grant Holder and capacity building officer at Aurat Foundation Gender Equity Program, funded by USAID (2015-2016). Her skills include community mobilization, organizational management, managing grants and projects, supervising project partner’s work, report writing, networking and advocacy. She also conducted seminars, conferences and delivered trainings on children’s health, HIV/AIDs, Gender and Human Rights. She holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Punjab University, Lahore, graduate of South Asian Woman Training on Gender Issues from SANGAT, Nepal and “Inter-religious Peace-building M&E, one week training workshop from Alliance for Peace-building-NY in Bangkok, Thailand. She is serving as Project Coordinator at Center for Social Justice since January 2017. She is responsible for project management including implementing, assessing progress, monitoring and reporting and keeping track of challenges and lesson learnt. During her tenure at CSJ, she worked on different projects ‘Strengthening Peace-building Infrastructure in Punjab and Sindh’, Advocacy for Minorities’ equal rights and Minorities Leadership Development Program. She assisted in data collection and compilation for research study “Building Peace from the Bottom” and contributed articles on implementation of job quota, weapon control in Pakistan and Prevention from Coronavirus.
Emmanuel Shafquat is a finance and management professional with 9 years of working experience in nonprofits and commercial organizations. He started his professional career as Finance Manager in a nonprofit-PMS (Pak Mission Society). He then worked with Master Motorcycles Pvt. Ltd (a subsidiary of Master Moltyfoam Group) as Assistant Accounts Manager and associated with the FBM (Financial Business Magnate) a FOREX investment company in the capacity of a Financial Analyst before joining the Centre for Social Justice in October 2015. Emmanuel has an extensive experience in; budgeting, compliance, financial management, office and people management, project management, event planning and management, grant applications and monitoring. He has expertise in conflict resolution, skills development and team-building. Emmanuel is a freelance instructor for; business management, corporate reporting, financial management and performance management. In his leisure time, Emmanuel loves to crack MS Excel formulas and functions for data analysis. Emmanuel holds an MSC in Professional Accountancy from the University College London- University of London and earned an ACCA (a recognized body of Associate Chartered Certified Accountants- Glasgow, UK). Emmanuel was selected as an Inductee of ACCA Pakistan’s Young Leader’s Program in 2016-2017.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
R Umaima Ahmed
Umaima Ahmed has a Masters in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from The University of Punjab and a Bachelors in Journalism from Garrison Academy for Girls. After completing her education she worked for over ten years’ in print media and online media. She has written for in The Nation, The Daily Times, The News on Sunday and Global Voices. She has a special interest in Digital Rights and Rights of Minorities and Transgender . Currently at CSJ, she is working on inclusive education for minorities, advocacy and research.
Yousaf Benjamin is a human rights defender and professional with an experience of two decades in human rights education, minorities’ rights, peacebuilding and investigating religious freedom issues. Collecting data on the violations of human rights, drafting reports, managing the projects and inputs in training sessions or conferences are his main areas of interest. He began his professional career in human rights in the year 2000 in Peshawar, and moved to Lahore in 2004 to join the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference as a project Coordinator. He led different projects of NCJP till 2013 and later headed an international organization in Pakistan from 2013 till 2022. Benjamin has contributed in about a dozen of publications based on human rights/minorities issues. He also worked as a correspondent for Union of Catholic Asian News, Asia News, International Christian Concern and local journals and newspapers. Currently he is engaged with CSJ in Minorities Leadership and Development Project as Coordinator Outreach.