Human Rights Protection

SPADO, child rights, Child Protection

The people of Khyber Pukhtun Khwa (KPK) and FATA witnessed numerous violent acts in surge of terrorism especially on the Pak-afghan border. SPADO responded to the crisis and is striving to provide a protective and conducive environment to the affected children and communities in FATA and KPK. The main purpose of the intervention is to ensure a protective environment for internally displaced girls and boys and their families in IDP camps from further violence, abus...


Arms Control

[dropcap1]A[/dropcap1]ccording to recent estimates, direct and indirect violence claims more than 740,000 lives each year globally. It has been catastrophic to the socio-economic and political stability of any country. It not only injures or kills but is also responsible for triggering forced displacement, eroding social capital, poverty, destroying infrastructure and underdevelopment.

Pakistan remaine...



Antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions are indiscriminate weapons that injure and kill civilians in every corner of the globe, every day. They don't recognize ceasefires and claim victims long after the end of conflicts. They instill fear in communities and are a lethal barrier to development.

The Mine Ban Treaty (1997) is the best framework for solving the problems still posed by antipersonnel mines all over the world. The m...


Youth Engagement

SPADO, Capacity Building and Networking for Peacebuilding

SPADO is currently managing a network of civil society activists comprising representatives of NGOs, religious scholars, political activists, academia and media representatives. The capacity building of the network comprising forty members was undertaken on lines of conflict analysis, mediation, dialogues, negotiation and communication and problem solving skills with the technical expertise of United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in 2009 for representatives of ...


Conflict Resolution

Identifying Barriers And Opportunities For Peacebuilding Across The Border

There is a dire need to support the initiatives of the government at civil society level as lack of civil society involvement in addressing the issues of peace and conflict resolutions is one of the important element missing in the war against extremism and violence in this part of the world. SPADO being a civil society organization is addressing the issues of sectarian extremism, intolerance and pluralism through the active and practical participation of religiou...



Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO) is a peace oriented civil society organization contributing towards a culture of peace and non-violence since its inception in 2001. The organization carries out extensive research on socio, economic, political, arms including armed violence and development. Along with grassroots presence in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) engaged in protection of civilians affected by armed conflict, delivering...