SHARP; a Non-Governmental Organization is working in Pakistan, as a humanitarian group, for the uplift of human rights in the country. SHARP is working with the mission to â€œstrive for a human rights friendly Pakistan.â€
Society for Human Rights and Prisoners Aid (SHARP), is a Non-Profitable, Non-Political and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered with the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies, Islamabad Capital Territory under Registration and Control Ordinance 1961 (XLVI of 1961). It got Registration No. VSWA/ICT/300 on 11th March 1999.
Society for Human Rights and Prisonersâ€™ Aid (SHARP) is striving for a human rights friendly Pakistan since 1999 by working for the well being of vulnerable segments of the society through various means, be it advocacy, community services, capacity building, emergency response and etc. SHARP has had experience of working with various population groups (refugees, IDPs, women, juvenile delinquents, street children, prisoners and etc.) in different thematic areas including Protection, Child Protection, Emergency Response, Advocacy, Education, Infrastructure development, health, and other rights based approaches throughout the country.
All the initiatives carried out by SHARP focus on ensuring equal opportunities for the deprived segments of the society through improved access to justice. SHARP concentrates on building capacities, ensuring promotion of human rights and access to justice by developing linkages and narrowing the gap between the deprived sections of the society and government institutions like law enforcement agencies, police, judiciary, government machinery and the national and international humanitarian community that are responsible for providing justice and ensuring rights of the poor and needy segments of the society.
Apart from its collaboration with UNHCR, SHARP has also worked in collaboration with the European Commission (strengthening trade unions /child labour), DFID and World Bank (HIV / AIDS prevention), Solidarity Centre (Human Trafficking), Islamic development Bank (vocational training centres for destitute women) and Action Aid (Attorneys of human rights) etc.