About Organization
  • Established in: 2003

  • Registration Law: Societies Registration Act 1860

  • Themes & Interventions: Education, Formal Education, Environment, Environment Protection, Emergency Response

  • What We Do: Awareness Raising, Advocacy, Research, Capacity Building

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Hyderabad

  • House No. 11/150, Streets No. 01, Abdullah City, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Sindh.

  • Phone: 0222655033

  • Email: info@daman.org.pk

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 No Poverty, Goal 3 Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 4 Quality Education, Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Institutions

Introduction

DAMAN is a non-profit; non-political, non-sectarian, and purely civil society organization established in 2003. DAMAN is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. It is based in Hyderabad with its activity area mostly focused in Tharparkar, Sindh. DAMAN is a networking member of NED (National Endowment for Democracy), MEHERGARH-center for learning, SPO (Strengthening Participatory Organization)awarded certificate of outstanding NGO of the cluster 2014, AASHA (Alliance against Sexual Harassment at Work Place), Greenacres Associates Islamabad (DAMAN in its network in 2014 and selected as top 50 Champaign NGO of Pakistan), Center for Human Rights Education (CHRE) Lahore, United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), HCSN (Hyderabad Civil Society Organization Network) and has been working with a collaboration of other local NGOs. DAMAN is an independent think-tank and it has been working on bonded labor, education, health, and social awareness to strengthen the marginalized and disadvantaged population in the province.

The majorities of DAMAN members who have been trained at MEHERGARH leadership summer camp, Greenacres Associate Islamabad, CHRE Lahore, ShirkatGaah Lahore, AASHA, and SPO Hyderabad have the expertise to deal with societal and bonded labor issues especially they are available on the first call of communities in case of any issue arises coming to our communities in Tharparker district of Sindh Pakistan.

We have a core group of seven people, about 30 volunteers in Hyderabad, and more than 500 hundred committed volunteers in Nangarparker. In addition, we have allies in Mirpurkhas, Chahcro, Badin, Tando Allahyar, and various other parts of Sindh with the expertise of campaigning, Research, film recordings, etc.

Recently DAMAN completed a project on Bonded Labour in Tharparkar District, with the financial support of NED (National Endowment Fund for Democracy, USA. Currently, it is working on a project regarding the forced conversion of Religious minorities with the partnership of Mehrgarh Islamabad

Besides this DAMAN is working on education, health, and social awareness issues in its native project areas of Taluka Nagarpakar, District Tharparkar. DAMAN has a small field office at Nagarparkar. It has a managerial staff having the expertise to mobilize people and facilitate the village representatives as well as its school teachers and helping staff.

 

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