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Roshni Tariqiyati Tanzeem is an active, registered, non-profit and non-governmental civil society organization of district Ghotki. It is committed to promote principles of socio-economic justice in the country in order to achieve goal of participatory human development by undertaking integrated initiatives for strengthening and supporting disadvantaged social groups and civil society organizations, regarding to increase their access to resources, institutions and knowledge. For this purpose, Roshni has adopted integrated and participatory human development approach to capacity building, collation building, human rights education plus advocacy and development initiatives in the social sector. Read More
Roshni envisions a society, which is based on the principles of socio-economic justice.
a). to promote and protect human rights especially disadvantage social groups.
b). to improve socio-economic conditions of marginalized communities.
c). to organize and facilitate rural communities in order to achieve their livelihood.
d). to improve socio-economic status of the women and youth in the society.
e) to protect natural resource and environment through promoting sustainable agricultural initiatives.
Corporate globalization is one of the growing challenges which cause social injustice and human rights havoc at local, national and international level through displacing and diminishing the socio-economic resources by transnational oil and gas companies and brought the communities on brink. The greed of gaining unprecedented power and influence by companies has an enormous impact on people’s lives and the communities in which they operate. In spite of existing laws and controlling frameworks on companies, government has failed to fulfill its responsibility of controlling the companies’ violations of corporate human rights abuses – due to lack of capacity, dependency on corporations as an investor or even misappropriations and corruptions. What Roshni is doing Accompanied with local communities ROSHNI is involved to address the issues at all level & accountable companies to take steps to identify, prevent and address human rights abuses & Raise people consciousness for their rights of local resources and build peoples movement for corporate accountability and social justice Working closely with peoples and movement to for the reinforcement of the laws of social justice and economic empowerment of men and women by accessing to quality education, health, municipal services as well as decent employment opportunities and social safety nets. Additionally, we also raise awareness and education among communities for people whose rights have been abused by companies must be able to access justice and effective remedy.
From religious fundamentalism to states discriminatory laws as well as tribal and outdated patriarchal taboos, human rights violations and gender inequalities and discriminations are practices and protected very openly. The government failure of taking adequate steps to prevent and respond attacks on minorities’ and sectarian violence has created havoc in society.
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Democracy is one of the best fascinating system of governance, using right of vote people elect their representatives to run the affairs of state and peoples welfare and development programs. However contrary to this the decision makers in public offices misuse their power and neglect peoples mandate and cause social problems, financial difficulties as well as social services delivery. Moreover, due to extreme poverty and lower level of education and consciousness, masses have to re-elect the same inapt political leader of same family and clan who control and run their resources and institutions. Lack of awareness and information regarding the importance of choosing right political leader have already created a vacuum and people need to be aware and educate in towards electing good and effective political representative. As a result of such political leadership vacuum Pakistans democracy system witness political violence motivated by ethnic, religious, tribal, ideological, or other identities; violence based on organizational or professional affiliation; and violence based on political party affiliation What Roshni is doing •promoting the essence of democracy among communities, Roshni accompanied with its activists and volunteers have focused to sentized and organized communities for their active participation in electoral process. •Making accountable public institutions towards communities welfare and other day to day social welfare programs Roshni actively involves with civil society actors and communities through the interventions of organizing public seminars, workshops and capacity building programs. Working on the legal issues, Roshni also have had sound experience of peoples legal empowerment and formed various legal advisory committees towards easy access to legal empowerment for poor peoples.
Globalization and its corporate world have induced climate extremes, with having profound consequences on people’s socio – economic sectors such as health, food production, energy consumption and natural resource management. Largely effecting on rural communities climate change remarkably causes the issues of people’s landlessness, and vulnerability towards poverty rise as well as human rights issues. Pakistan contributes very little to the overall Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, but severely suffers by the effects of climate change by ways of increase in flooding and decrease downstream river flow in sea and cause sea intrusion and people’s massive displacement. Moreover, declining fresh water resources and devastating agriculture as well depleting biodiversity. Combining the decrease in yields and agriculture labor force unemployment this converts the urbanization which ultimately raises the risks of food security and governance issues in cities. Additionally the endemic morbidity and mortality due to disease associated with floods and droughts are expected to rise. However, this would also aggravate the existing social inequalities of resources use and intensify social factors leading to instability, conflicts, displacement and other human rights issues. What Roshni is doing •Setting on the left bank of river Indus, district Ghotki is one of the vulnerable and affected area of recent floods. Responding to such climate extremes, Roshni accompanied with communities, donors and different stakeholders had have a vast experience of disaster preparedness and mitigation strategies and interventions. •Reducing the risks of climate extremes Roshni had also developed the mechanisms of information about the impact of climate change through improved technological systems, early warning systems. Reducing the vulnerability to livelihoods to climate change through infra-structural changes as well promoting good governance and responsible policy by integrating risk management and adaptation. Additionally, developing sustainable and resilient farm production practices, including new crop varieties and irrigation techniques. Empowering communities and local stakeholders so that they participate actively in vulnerability assessment and implementation of adaptation.
Near about 76% of the rural families in Sindh are landless, among which40 million population lives below the line of poverty, being tenant or share cropper peasants even do not enjoy the right of growing crops according to their aspirations as well cultural norms, they would also have to face many other kinds of exploitations of paying lower wages, beegar work (working on lands without incentive), and indebting in the costs of inputs and machinery charges. Locating on the right banks of river Indus, small and landless peasant communities of Ghotki District also face the issues of livelihoods and food insecurity. On the other side, due to increased water logging and salinity problems, a vast majority of small and landless peasant community is unable to grow different types of other seasonal crops; it has not only declined the fertility of lands but also made farmers helpless to quest for the search of other (market based) alternative farming resources. What Roshni is doing •Working on the paradigm of enabling farmers food sovereignty, since its inception Roshni had have engaged with small and landless farmer communities for the practices sustainable agriculture actions. •Moving ahead towards agrarian justice and farmer rights over their water and land resources, Roshni accompanied with Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tahreek and other different stakeholders have been actively engaged in different campaigns of anti farmer laws. Taking actions against agribusiness corporations greed of taking control of agriculture commodities as well land, Roshni had always been at the forefront of advocacy and mobilization of peasant communities.