About Organization
  • Established in: 2012

  • Registration Law: Societies Registration Act 1860

  • Themes & Interventions: Education, Health, Mother and Newborn Health, HIV and AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Women, Women’s Rights, Domestic Violence, Violence against Women, Gender Based Violence/GBV, Sexual Harassment, Equal Wages, Gender Discrimination, Children, Violence against Children, Child Sexual Abuse/CSA, Child Labor, Street Children, Transgender Issues, Economic Empowerment, Interfaith Harmony, Religious Minorities, Labor Rights

  • What We Do: Awareness Raising, Advocacy, Service Delivery, Capacity Building

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Lahore

  • House # E-489-C Block, Mian Nishat Road, Opposite Rabani Masjid, Nishat Colony, Lahore Cantt, Pakistan.

  • Phone: 923334649748

  • Email: chananpk.org@gmail.com

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 5 Gender Equality, Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities, Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Institutions


Community Healthy Advocacy Network At Nation (CHANAN) is a registered organization under the society registration act 1860. CHANAN aims to highlight the Human Rights Issues of Women and Youth as this profile group of society found to be neglected and disregarded of their contributions and strengths.

CHANAN is performing Street, Interactive, Forum, and Community Theater. Since its beginning, CHANAN has staged nearly 6000+ theatre performances all over Pakistan. Around 600,000 audiences are directly involved in theater performances, more than 40 theater Plays on different issues have been performed by CHANAN theater. CHANAN Theater and its theater groups are performing many theater plays throughout the year with different like-minded organizations.  Around 300 theater performers are performing with CHANAN all over Pakistan.

A society where women’s and youth rights are respected and recognized.

The mission of CHANAN is to protect and promote human rights and improve the status of youth and women and enable them to equally and actively participate in all affairs of life directly linked with them.

• To organize youth and women into groups and build their capacity so that they can play a vital role as “Change Agent” for bringing sustainable change in their communities
• To organize women and youth into groups to take collective action for their human rights and social change
• To develop linkage and networking among between women, youth, and like-minded institutes to resolve their issues and sustainable change in their lives
• To sensitize policymakers and society at large about their concerns through theatre, media, dialogue, training, session, workshops, seminars, programs, etc.


CHANAN believes in Participatory Rights-Based Approach



  • Awareness Raising
  • Theater (including Street, Interactive, Community and Forum Theater)
  • Referral System / Linkages Development / Networking
  • Group Formation and Capacity Building
  • Documentation (film, publications, documentaries, etc.)
  • Advocacy

 Focusing Areas

  • Human Rights focusing on Women Rights and Gender
  • Democracy, Civic and Voter Education
  • Health / Reproductive Health
  • Education (Informal and non-formal / Skills Building
  • Socio-Religious, Inter-Faith Harmony and Peace


Funding Strategies:

  • Theater Fee, Consultancy Fee, Fund Raising Activities, Local / National / International Donors/Funding, Donations, Projects

 Working Areas

CHANAN is working and implementing its programs and projects across Pakistan with like-minded organizations, theater groups, youth Volunteers, community workers, etc.

Our Resources

Trained Theater Groups and theater Performers, Youth Volunteers, Identified Communities, Linkages and Networking, Experienced and Committed Pioneers


Online Presence