Youth Association for Development (YAD)
The Youth Association for Development (YAD) is a youth lead, peacebuilding civil society initiative based in Baluchistan and whose roots lies with a core of volunteers in different districts of Pakistan. YAD is a human rights-based approach with a multi-sector development organization working on participatory development approach to bring long term change & sustainable development in the society. The idea of a civil society organization evolved in 2002, when a group of like-minded people working in the social, political, democracy, freedoms, justice, climate, gender, feminists, human rights and development sector in Baluchistan and having enough local, sub-national, national and international exposure and experience, got together and initiated the dialogue among themselves on issues of humanism, peace, democracy, human rights, gender, right to information, transparency, accountability, data, environment, water, climate, sanitation, hygiene, health, education & other social issues in the province and country.
The group concluded the need for an organization which can address the above-mentioned issues through a holistic approach; promote the value of humanism, feminism, pluralism, peace, justice, tolerance, equality, equity, basic human rights, women rights, minorities rights, child rights, adolescents 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, climate action, generating citizens based data, open data, monitoring, evaluation, tracing, tracking, transparency, accountability, primary health care, quality education, increasing literacy, increasing enrolment, decreasing dropout, youth activism, youth, empowerment, youth development, civic spaces, safe abortion, natural resources management, agriculture development, forest & bio diversity conservation, sanitation improvement & hygiene education, WASH, WATSAN, working for IWRM, advocacy and lobbying for law, legislations, policy reforms, policy actions, strategies, actions plans, and enforcement of laws and policies, creating public and private partnership with engagement of business communities, entrepreneurships, mentorships as well as provide an enabling environment to civil society of Baluchistan.