"Pakistan is proud of her youth, particularly the students, who are nation builders of tomorrow. They must fully equip themselves by discipline, education, and training for the arduous task lying ahead of them." -Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The youth population in Pakistan forms a major part of its demography and thus plays a tremendous role to influence its peace and democratic development. The awareness of Human Rights among the masses in general and students and Youth in particular, is essential for the life blood of the country.

The following Youth Defender educational programs and trainings — including contests, campaigns and events —are mobilizing young people and catalyzing groups working for human rights promotion throughout the country.

Art/ Essay/ Poetry Contests

Participants compete in local, national and international contests to create art, write essays or poetry depicting human rights.

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Youth Summits

Local and National meetings to discuss human rights and facilitate healthy interactions across borders and cultures.

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Human Rights Awareness Campaigns

Raising awareness about human rights and tolerance through the use of the What Are Human Rights? booklets, as well as the Youth Defender IEC material.

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Human Rights Trainings

The program is a unique opportunity for general public and youth to acquire practical tools to improve the effectiveness and impact of their work while deepening their understanding of human rights.

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