Furthering FATA Reforms

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Partner: US Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL)

Project Length: September 2014 – September 2016

The “Furthering FATA Reforms and Civic Engagement” project is an initiative to inform, educate, and actively engage citizens of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) on the region’s reforms as amended in 2011. By designing and implementing an innovative public education media campaign, utilizing EA’s popular flagship radio program Kadam pa Kadam (“Step by Step”), and complemented by multiple outreach and engagement activities, the project aims to increase public awareness and understanding on these reforms. The project enhances the public’s knowledge and participation in the political process, while increasing collaborations across elected and government officials, youth, religious leaders and minorities, local media, women, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) among others, leading to a more tolerant and effectively-governed society in which all citizens are valued and respected.

Through the implementation of this project, EA’s main goal is to ensure that FATA citizens are active and educated participants as the region implements its FATA reforms. Increase widespread public understanding and knowledge on the FATA reforms, and how these changes impact the democratic process, rule of law, and the citizens’ fundamental freedoms, while encouraging citizen participation in the political process.