Established in: 2005
Registration Law: Society Registration Act 1860
Themes & Interventions: Education, Environment, Disaster, Health, Women, Children, Economic Empowerment
What We Do: Awareness Rising, Advocacy, Service Delivery
Head Office at Quetta
House No: 135-C Chilton Housing Scheme, Airport Road Quetta, Baluchistan- Pakistan
Society for Mobilization, Advocacy and Justice (SMAAJ) is a non-profit, non-political, non-government development organization dedicated to bringing lasting improvements in the quality of life of the poorest communities in Baluchistan. SMAAJ was established as an independent NGO in 2005 and is registered with the Government of Baluchistan, under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
Society for Mobilization, Advocacy, and Justice (SMAAJ) Ongoing programming is guided by SMAAJ’s Strategic Plan, which focuses on Mobilization Sustainable Livelihoods, Water and sanitation, Education, Health, Child rights and education, and emergency preparedness & response. HIV & Aids, disaster risk reduction (DRR), equality and the environment are important cross-cutting themes. SMAAJ works with local communities’ partners and has forged strong links with government departments at the local, provincial and federal levels.
SMAAJ is working in remote rural areas of Baluchistan since 2005 for socio-economic development of marginalized communities. Some of our strengths are extensive linkages in far-flung areas of the province and a volunteer base with expertise in Social Mobilization and water and Sanitation. The organization itself designs, develops and implements projects which relate to its overall mission and programs. As the organization also sometimes involves in the research and advocacy, work depending on the projects being implemented. SMAAJ may also be labelled as support organization as it is very much involved in the formation of groups (local organizations) and building their various capacities through various training. SMAAJ’s programmatic areas include social mobilization, sustainable livelihoods, water and sanitation, education, health, micro-enterprise, HIV/AIDS, emergency relief & disaster preparedness. SMAAJ is primarily focusing on women, children and youth. Keeping in view the overall socio-cultural fabric of the society and the overall power imbalances that exist at all levels; the focus, amongst these groups, is again on the marginalized ones. The organization strives to achieve its mission through the use of key strategies which include the fair participation and involvement of all stakeholders; advocacy, sensitization and capacity enhancement for addressing key concerns and the social mobilization. In addition to the core programs, the organization has three cross-cutting themes which are the fundamental part of all core programs of SMAAJ. These include gender equity, justice and advocacy in program areas.
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