Because Every Child Matters...

Sanjog Pakistan سنجوگ پاکستان

Sanjog was established in 2006 and is working with a vision statement “Every child is free from all forms of abuse and Exploitation” and a mission statement “To promote fundamental rights of children through advocacy, capacity building and right based approach to service delivery” The organization aims at ‘combating all forms of abuse and exploitations of children’. It works for the protection of right of child in general. However specifically it targets most vulnerable groups of children such as juveniles in conflict with law, survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation, trafficked and refugee children. The organization also pays special attention to children of religious and ethnic minorities. Sanjog works at the national level.

It is important to note that being a right based organization; Sanjog does not believe in substituting governmental organizations by providing long term institutional care to its target population. Rather, its approach is to work hand-in-hand with governmental organizations, making the later realized for its duties. Whereas Sanjog is involved in service delivery, it is either in the form of action-research in order to understand the problem in-depth or to build a model intervention for concerned governmental organization.

Sanjog’s executive body comprises of 7 members chaired by its president. The organization is registered as Non-Governmental Organization in Pakistani under Societies Registration Act of 1860. Since 2009, Sanjog enjoys NPO status (non-profit organization) from Federal Government under Income tax ordinance of 2001. It is important to note that Sanjog's programs and projects are implemented in the context of United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Child (UN-CRC).