Society for Mobilisation Advocacy and Justice (SMAAJ)
About the Organisation:
SMAAJ is a rights-based organisation working in remote rural areas of Baluchistan since 2005 for socio-economic development of marginalised communities. Some of the strengths include extensive linkages in far-flung areas of the province and a volunteer base with expertise in social mobilisation and water and sanitation.
The organisation itself designs, develops and implements projects which relate to its overall mission and programs. SMAAJ is also sometimes involved in the research and advocacy, work depending on the projects being implemented. SMAAJ’s programmatic areas include social mobilisation, sustainable livelihoods, water and sanitation, education, health, micro-enterprise, HIV/AIDS, emergency relief and disaster preparedness.
SMAAJ primarily focuses on women, children and youth. Keeping in view the overall socio-cultural fabric of the society and the overall power imbalances that exist at all levels; the focus, amongst these groups, is again on the marginalised ones. The organisation strives to achieve its mission through the use of key strategies which include the fair participation and involvement of all stakeholders; advocacy, sensitization and capacity enhancement for addressing key concerns and the social mobilisation.