Pakistan faces deep rooted issues of sectarian violence, which has an adverse effect on existing political institutions and the national economy. Religious extremism in Pakistan has increased significantly in recent years, posing a serious threat to liberal forces working to restore regional peace. Moreover, Pakistan is infamous for the mistreatment of minority groups, including attacks on Christians, Hindus, Ahmaddiya, Shia, Sufi and Sikh communities.
What we do: Bunyad utilized an action research tool called Photovoice, using it in the district of Rahim Yar Khan. The aforementioned project in Rahim Yar Khan took place from 2014 to 2015. Furthermore, the programme documented issues present in the district regarding minority rights, and attempted to tackle grass rooted issues in the community by implementing small-scale social action projects. Bunyad has involved 70,000 people (65% female and 35% male) in the process.