Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding, and Justice


The Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces in Pakistan affected adversely by the armed conflicts. Millions of women, men and children were displaced, and thousands lost their lives in these  provinces. DCI stepped forward to play a role and engaged in citizens-centered peacebuilding initiatives in various parts of the country. DCI believe peacebuilding combined with conflict transformation is a holistic and multifaceted process that embraces conflict as a potentially constructive force. As such, it aims to reduce violence and protect and promote social justice, positive social relations, and sustainable peace. DCI achieved the following under this thematic area:


  • Led Pakistan’s largest peacebuilding coalition “Pakistan Peace Alliance” and facilitated people-led movements, organized press conferences, dialogues, and rallies etc.
  • Engaged with global initiatives from conflict transformation & participated in US SIT Graduate Institute’s Asia Contact program focusing on conflict transformation capacities.
  • Sensitized youth through advocacy campaigns by training and engaging youth in the conflict transformation.
  • Developed, printed, and distributed information, education, and communication (IEC) materials.
  • Enhanced women’s participation in judicial system as young law graduates thru apprenticeship program and trainings.
  • Established support mechanisms for women who needed legal aid to access justice through judicial system.
  • Strengthened women’s access to justice and protection institutions thru their institutional capacity building including shelter home, women crisis center, women police centers.
  • Provided legal aid support to the vulnerable women.
  • Supported the GoP campaign “Haq Haqdaar Tak” through seminars, community dialogues, orientation  workshops and dissemination of IEC materials on the safe charity.
  • Engaged Business Leaders, Traders, Trade Associations, Multan & Faisalabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry and sensitized them on the safe charity practices.
  • Developed CSR policy for Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and embedded elements of safer charity.


  • Sensitized youth/traders thru advocacy: 4,000
  • Reached people thru IEC material: 100,000
  • Engaged and trained young women law graduates in the Judicial system: 40
  • Established support mechanism for women: 4
  • Built institutional capacity of women centers: 4
  • Provided legal aid support to women: 75
  • Developed CRS Policy for MCCI: 1


Pakistan: Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab Provinces


DAI/OTI, USAID, Pakistan Aman Ittehad, SIT Graduate Institute USA.