Health And Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization of Pakistan. The Organization is working on health, education, Human Rights, Women rights and advocacy, livelihood, children and youth development, sustainable agriculture, food Security and hunger rights, Governance, disaster, capacity building, civic and voting education, harmony and peace to eradicate poverty and injustice in the communities around the country.
The Organization is registered under Social Welfare Act 1961 Later in 2014 registered under Society Act 1860. In 2002 when “Balochistan Safe Motherhood Initiatives” Project by The Asia foundation wound up in the district, field staff of the project established HARD Balochistan for the continuity of activities with the support of District government and The Asia Foundation.
The Core team members of Organization started working on volunteer basis in 1996 as founder members of “Rabia Khuzdari Educational and Social Society”. They deeply worked with communities and launched several campaigns, seminars and capacity building activities for male, female, youth and children groups at district level.
HARD Balochistan has a General body (common voting members), Board of Directors, a women rights group and a team of advisors/SMC and regular affiliated male and female staff members and volunteers.
HARD Balochistan team initially had their expertise in health but with the passage of time and working with Action Aid International and other organizations/partners expertise of work grew up including education, human rights and advocacy, women empowerment, child and youth development, end violence against women and girls, agriculture and food security civic and voting education, livelihood and capacity building. The organization has adopted right based approach to address the core issues of a community and enhance their ability to take initiatives for their basic rights.
For financial management HARD Balochistan has a double entry system and a management committee of three persons for transparency and internal audit. The organization has procurement committee also to ensure accountability and transparency within the organization.