He has been associated with several national and international human rights organizations since 1988 in different capacities including Amnesty International Pakistan, Hotline Asia, Forum Asia and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. He worked for Justice and Peace Commission, assistant and acting Executive Secretary (1988-1990), The Pastoral Institute, Multan as a lecturer and executive staff (1990-1995), and National Commission for Justice and Peace as its Executive Director (1995-2013).
He has been contributing articles extensively for The News International, Daily Times, and The Friday Times. He researched and coauthored “Working Conditions of Agricultural Labour in Punjab” (2001) and “Life on the Margins” (2012), a study on the situation of minority women in Punjab and Sindh Provinces. He published several fact-finding reports and books in Urdu including, Insani Haqooq Ke Irteqa and Insani Haqooq Ka Bainulaqwami Nizam (Sanjh Publications). He also authorized “Justice Yet Afar” an assessment of the status of compliance of orders in a judgment issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, regarding the protection of religious minorities, a study on Lessons from Nationalization of Education in 1972, a white paper on confusing demographics of minorities regarding the assessment of population census in Pakistan, and a report on “promises to keep & miles to Go” regarding assessment of political parties’ pledges and actions to protect minorities rights.
He studied Political Science, Law and Rural Development in Pakistan and earned an LLM degree in International Human Rights Law (2014) from University of Notre Dame (USA).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @PeterJacobCSJ
Suneel Malik is a human rights professional, with over 15 years of experience in developing and implementing human rights programs with a particular interest in religious freedom, minorities’ rights, social justice, inclusive & equitable education, and national & international human rights protection mechanisms. Malik specializes in project management, developing research and advocacy-related project proposals, progress reports, and tools for monitoring & evaluation of projects, and human rights assessment reports.
Malik is currently working as the Manager Programs at Centre for Social Justice (CSJ). Previously, he worked with National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference as Regional Coordinator (2003-2010), and with the Peace and Human Development (PHD Foundation) as its Director (2010-2016).
He authored several position papers and articles, and contributed to reports and research studies regarding minorities' rights and empowerment. He holds master’s degrees in International Relations, Political Science, and Mathematics, and a certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies from public sector universities in Pakistan..
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Emmanuel Shafquat is a finance and management professional with 9 years of working experience in nonprofits and commercial organizations. He started his professional career as Finance Manager in a nonprofit-PMS (Pak Mission Society). He then worked with Master Motorcycles Pvt. Ltd (a subsidiary of Master Moltyfoam Group) as Assistant Accounts Manager and associated with the FBM (Financial Business Magnate) a FOREX investment company in the capacity of a Financial Analyst before joining the Centre for Social Justice in October 2015. Emmanuel has an extensive experience in; budgeting, compliance, financial management, office and people management, project management, event planning and management, grant applications and monitoring. He has expertise in conflict resolution, skills development and team-building. Emmanuel is a freelance instructor for; business management, corporate reporting, financial management and performance management. In his leisure time, Emmanuel loves to crack MS Excel formulas and functions for data analysis. Emmanuel holds an MSC in Professional Accountancy from the University College London- University of London and earned an ACCA (a recognized body of Associate Chartered Certified Accountants- Glasgow, UK). Emmanuel was selected as an Inductee of ACCA Pakistan’s Young Leader’s Program in 2016-2017.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A linguist by education, researcher by profession, and writer/poet by passion, Tayyaba holds an M-Phil degree in Linguistics from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Hailing from a remote village of Bulleh Shah’s land Kasur, zealous to preserve, promote, and popularize her mother tongue (Punjabi), Tayyaba writes, advocates, and researches themed around her interests.
Besides co-founding an advocacy campaign 'Ugaiti Soch' to put girls' education and the right of children to receive a quality education at the front of public and political discourse, Tayyaba has recently co-founded 'Aman Chaupal', a safer and inclusive space for villages particularly children and females to intermingle and interact. Aman Chaupal is striving to revive traditional chaupals that used to be the center of socio-political and cultural activities employing art, literature, poetry, and discourse.
Currently, at CSJ, she is leading the project “Campaign for equal rights” to strengthen leadership development among minorities.
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Yassar Talib has a profound commitment to advocating for human rights. He served at ‘Minority Caucus (MC)’ a cross-party group consisting of members of minority wings that engaged in advocacy for minorities' rights. He served as a Minority Community Leader (MCL) in district Faisalabad at Community World Service Asia (CWSA) and associated with British Council Pakistan as a Facilitator in the TACS (Take a Child to School) project. He writes in Nayadur, Hum Sub, Super Line News, and Permanent News. Presently, he is working at the Centre for Social Justice in the capacity of Project Coordinator in the project "Social Economic Empowerment of Minorities-II". He holds a master's degree in political science.