Introduction

Introduction


Following its gradual transformation from a small, local non-profit organization to an institution of global repute, KIIR has emerged, in terms of its influence and outreach, as one of the leading research and advocacy organization in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. The organization has focused particularly on young men and women, leaders in the social-political sphere, marginalized communities affected by longstanding conflict, and the media. To achieve its mission, KIIR has implemented a wide array of small, mid and long-term projects in all parts of Azad Kashmir with a focus on Democratic Governance, Peace and Harmony, Disaster Response and Institutional Strengthening. KIIR’s greatest strength lies in its well-trained team and partner entities that include youth, women and community groups, organizations and networks, think tanks, and religious and political leadership at local, district and state levels