How do we want to live? Our office in Islamabad has been working for a peaceful and progressive Pakistan since 1986. Since then FNF Pakistan office has been seeking to answer this very question: How do we want to live? As individuals we are all entitled to personal dignity and freedom. It has been FNF`s mission to make these principles valid for all. We want people to realize the project of their lives! We promote a social and political environment where every individual can become the pilot of his/her lives!
Celebrating Unity in Diversity
How can one talk about diversity and explain the concept of Federalism using arts? FNF Pakistan in 2020 rose to the challenge when due to COVID a number of planned workshops were converted into digital panel discussion on zoom or facebook. This is that story!
Women drive politics
The role of the Women's parliamentary caucus in influencing legislation on women's right is a case in point. And yet, women continue to be underrepresented in the political and economic decision-making process. This is why FNF Pakistan hand the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan have commissioned a study on the performance of female legislators in Pakistan from 2018-2020. You can find the results of this study here.
COVID-19: A Global Stress Test for Governance and Resilience
We live in strange times. While probably half of the world—the US, over Europe to Asia—is in a lockdown, it is well worth giving a thought to what lessons this crisis can teach us. Every generation has its defining moments and for the 21st century, the current coronavirus crisis can be a major tipping point for the collective memory.
Combatting the COVID19 Disinfodemic: A situation analysis for Pakistan
On this Data Privacy Day 2021 check out the situation analysis on Pakistan by Mehwish Batool in a competition winning essay held with our partner organization Digital Rights Foundation
She tweets at @Mehwish_Bat00l
Can the Startup Generation Defeat the Economic Threats Posed by COVID-19?
Check out the stories of three finalists of 'The Startup Gen' -Pakistan`s first startup reality show and competition- as they changed their business models in the face of pandemic in 2020
Work From Home during Corona Virus: Challenge or Opportunity?
Even though we are sitting alone in our homes, and practicing social distancing, it is a challenge and an opportunity. Challenge because we have to isolate ourselves and brace for economic downturn, and opportunity because we now can have (I hope!) a clarity of thought as to what is more important.
Pakistan: Water Crisis is a Regional Political Challenge
Since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has faced many political and economic challenges. Among others, one of the major and long-term challenges for Pakistan is neither extremism nor terrorism, but the lethal combination of climate change and a rapidly growing population. Both these issues are influencing water resource- scarcity on the one hand and monsoon flash floods on the other.