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The submission was prepared after consultations and closed group meetings with civil society organisations (CSOs), media and academia in Pakistan. Around 30 individuals from these stakeholder groups attended the meetings. An extensive monitoring and desk review was also part of the methodology. The status of accepted recommendations by the state during the first and second cycles of the UPR was reviewed vis-à-vis the de facto human rights situation.
Thirteen civil society organisations in Pakistan including the Aurat Foundation (AF), Association of Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM), Association for Women’s Awareness and Rural Development (AWARD), Coalition on Rights and Responsibilities of Youth (CRY), Center for Social Justice (CSJ), Institute of Development Research and Corresponding Capabilities (IDRAC), National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), Pakistan NGOs Forum (PNF), Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network (PCSN), Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK), and Women in Struggle for Empowerment (WISE) have joined the coalition.
Link to the submission: https://content.bytesforall.pk/publication/account-online-offline-shrinking-spaces-pakistan