Strengthening Human Rights Protection Mechanisms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
This project will improve the protection of rights of the people in KP by strengthening the provincial human rights protection mechanisms. This will be achieved by strengthening the capacity of line departments to manage the rights related responsibilities that were devolved from the federal to the provincial government, by developing a human rights policy, and by raising awareness among civil society on the protection responsibilities of the government.
Conflict & fragility
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
Public sector policy
- Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Department
- KP branch of National Commission for Human Rights
- KP Provincial Assembly
- Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
- United Nations Development Programme
- Strengthening Rule of Law in Malakand Project
- Early Recovery and Response Project
- Swiss Business Council
- Swiss Embassy
The human rights context in Pakistan is characterised by the State’s inability to protect religious and ethnic minorities due to laws such as the blasphemy law that promote institutionalized discrimination, regional inequalities with respect to access to basic services, conflicting freedom of press, and political instability. In particular, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has suffered significantly with reference to protection of rights of its citizens due to the militancy and conflict in the region.
The rights of the people in KP, especially women, children and religious minorities, are better protected through improved provincial human rights promotion and protection mechanisms.
The KP government has strengthened capability to protect the people of KP due to improved capacity, the development and approval of a provincial human rights policy, and increased social accountability by the civil society.
Output 1: The people in KP experience improved protection through the development of a provincial human rights strategy to support the KP government promote, protect and govern human rights.
Output 2: The government line agencies have improved capacity to protect the people in KP, especially women, children and religious minorities.
Output 3: The civil society in KP has improved capacity to hold the KP government accountable on its human rights obligations due to increased awareness on human rights legislation and protection mechanisms.
Results from previous phases:
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
United Nations Organization (UNO)
UN women, UNICEF, GIZ.
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 1'400'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 1'442'658|
|Project phases||Phase 1 01.06.2016 - 31.12.2019 (Current phase)|