Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, rights and responsibilities-based organization registered in 1994 under the Companies Ordinance of 1984 of Pakistan serving to improve the well-being of communities and citizens of Pakistan by creating their awareness of the basic rights and ensuring their access to those rights. SPO envisions ‘a democratic, socially just and ecologically sustainable society’ with a mission to support and strengthen disadvantaged communities and public interest institutions for resilient development. Our work with communities across the country validates the belief that destinies change when people themselves make decisions governing their lives. We define Pakistan by its beautiful landscapes, mighty rivers, rolling green fields, fulsome orchards, sandy beaches and breath-taking mountains; by its civilizational heritage which commenced over 8,000 years ago with Mehergarh and 5,000 years ago with Moenjodaro and the other historical eras that came thereafter. Equally, we define Pakistan through its 220 million women, men and children . They are imbued with remarkable strengths and potential. Tens of millions bravely toil every day to secure livelihoods, to gain access to basic social services. The people aspire for the fulfilment of their economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights through peaceful , democratic processes. At SPO we also strive to inculcate among all citizens their own responsibilities and obligations as good citizens to enable collective and productive endeavour.