About Us

 

The Knowledge Forum is an independent firm that seeks to produce knowledge-based interventions to assist in efforts and advocacy for communities’ rights. The initiative is driven by the view that knowledge empowers the root and direction of actions aimed at advancing rights and social justice processes.
 
TKF offers expertise in all areas of human rights and development. The knowledge generation is driven by the community agenda, prioritizing the inclusion of their voice and participation. Through high quality research and discourse curation, TKF aims to assist in the creation of a more informed perspective on complex themes that have a bearing on the communities’ access to rights and participation in political, democratic and development processes.

As a part of its agenda to produce knowledge-based resources to assist in interventions and advocacy for communities’ rights, The Knowledge Forum pursues two-pronged strategy. The Forum generates knowledge resources on rights and development centric concerns and challenges to communities, drawing from community engagement and input; it then uses this knowledge to assist stakeholders in the process for solution identification and development.

We therefore propose research, engagement and advocacy as strategies for the proposed intervention. A series of accessible knowledge resources representing communities’ concerns and experts’ input would help in understanding the crisis and generating informed debate and decision making. This knowledge would be strategically shared with stakeholders advocating for action. Moreover, evidence-based advocacy to utilize the influence of social media and mainstream media for public outreach and messaging for policy makers will supplement efforts for broadening understanding and scope for action.

 

Zeenia
Zeenia Shaukat
shuja
Shujauddin Qureshi
Naghma
Naghma Iqtidar
Aazia Rafiq
Aazia Rafiq
Mahwish Shaukat
Mahwish Shaukat
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Abdullah Khoso

30 May

Conference on Human Rights Reforms in Sindh, GSP Plus and Beyond

  • 10:00 am
  • Avari Towers

A conference titled Human Rights Reforms in Sindh, GSP+ and Beyond was organized by the Government of Sindh’s Human Rights Department with administrative support provided by The Knowledge Forum on May 30, 2022. The conference was aimed at highlighting the achievements, especially regarding the protection and promotion of human rights by the provincial government and other stakeholders, and also to frame strategies to ensure compliance with Pakistan’s commitment toward human rights, particularly with regard to the Generalised Scheme Preference (GSP)—the European Union’s trade incentive scheme—and the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The conference was a forum to further informed discussions to devise strategies and action points to prioritise and implement an agenda of reforms by creating a culture of stakeholders’ coordination, harmony and team spirit. The conference was graced by dignitaries including the minister of labour and human resource Mr Saeed Ghani, the EU Delegation’s Charge d’ Affairs Mr Thomas Seiler, and stakeholders including lawmakers, bureaucrats, legal experts, members of the civil society, employers and businesses, trade unionists, social workers and activists rallying for human rights, representatives of provincial police, and political workers, among others. Recommendations to strengthen the rule of and improve the state of human rights in Pakistan came under discussion during the conference.

Conference on Human Rights Reforms in Sindh, GSP Plus and Beyond

10:00am

30 May, 2022

Avari Towers

A conference titled Human Rights Reforms in Sindh, GSP+ and Beyond was organized by the Government of Sindh’s Human Rights Department with administrative support provided by The Knowledge Forum on May 30, 2022. The conference was aimed at highlighting the achievements, especially regarding the protection and promotion of human rights by the provincial government and other stakeholders, and also to frame strategies to ensure compliance with Pakistan’s commitment toward human rights, particularly with regard to the Generalised Scheme Preference (GSP)—the European Union’s trade incentive scheme—and the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The conference was a forum to further informed discussions to devise strategies and action points to prioritise and implement an agenda of reforms by creating a culture of stakeholders’ coordination, harmony and team spirit. The conference was graced by dignitaries including the minister of labour and human resource Mr Saeed Ghani, the EU Delegation’s Charge d’ Affairs Mr Thomas Seiler, and stakeholders including lawmakers, bureaucrats, legal experts, members of the civil society, employers and businesses, trade unionists, social workers and activists rallying for human rights, representatives of provincial police, and political workers, among others. Recommendations to strengthen the rule of and improve the state of human rights in Pakistan came under discussion during the conference.