Many people often think of religious organizations as being conservative and not open to change. However, this is not true. Religious minorities across the world are struggling for their rights and welfare in a multitude of ways. This blog post will discuss some of these issues and how they can be solved through the work done by NGOs (non-governmental organizations).
NGOs that advocate for minority rights and welfare are a relatively new phenomenon in the history of civil society. In many nations, these organizations have been slow to develop due to a number of factors including weak political support and resistance from dominant social groups. However, in recent years there has been an increase in religious minority NGOs which is important given the rising tide of global anti-religious sentiment.
List of NGOs working on protection of rights of religious and sectarian minorities. Although many Organizations working on human rights issues have an interest in the topic, on this page we have compiled a list of those organizations and bodies that work primarily for protecting the interests of religious minorities.
(Submitted by Organizations)
|Name and Website||Active Since||Postal Address||Work Overview / Comments|
(Submitted by Organizations. Edited for clarity and content uniqueness)
|UPGRADE MINORITIES for INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT (UMID)||Flat#A-319, 3rd Floor Block-A, Shakeel Garden, Mosamyat Chowk,|
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi 75600, Sindh, Pakistan.
|Working for marginalized minority communities.|
|Christian Development organization of Pakistan||913,Marriamabad,|
Telephone: 0092-333 251 8884,
|Working for uplift and support of poor Christians.|
|CLAAS- Center for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement||31 Katcha Ferozepur Road, Mozang Chungi, Lahore, PAKISTAN||Legal supports to Christian victims of religious intolerance and blasphemy laws in Pakistan.|
|CSUO- CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UPLIFT ORGANIZATION||CSUO, Near D.P.O. house road first family line|
Jacobabad – SINDH
+92 – 722 – 65 24 95 /
+92 – 300 – 3179 795
|United Christian Organization||House# 146/5, Street#14, Fatima Villas, Opp.DHA PhaseII G.T Road, Humak, Islamabad|
|Catholic Social Services Pakistan||1962||Plot # SB-2/57, Raymond Street|
Opp. Cambridge Mall, Saddar, Karachi
Ph: 0300-2469356 Fax: 5660228
|Christian Hospital||Faisal Shaheed Road|
Telephone:+92 514 535 091
|The Salvation Army- Pakistan||PO Box 242, Lahore, 54000, PakistanTelephone: +92 42 758 1644 / +92 42 7569940||Supports people with disabilities including polio, cerebral palsy, strokes etc.Also has children homes.|
|European organization of Pakistani Minorities||03228086857||EOPM is a voice against injustice and violence against pakistani minorities.|
|Christian Child Development(CCD)||D-Block St. # 4 Youhnaabad Lahore, Pakistan MOb=0301-4425796 & 03228483606 & 03214610239|
- Human Rights NGOs Pakistan
- Journalists Rights and Welfare associations