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Health And Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan is a non-profit, non-political, non religious and non-governmental
organization of Pakistan. The Organization is registered in Social Welfare Act 1961 Later in 2014 registered in Society Act
1860 under the law of Pakistan. The organization was established by a group of young development professionals who
were motivated while working development sector to serve the people of Balochistan. Initially, the young group members
started working from one room office at community level in District Khuzdar. At first step they planned to organize
communities and engage them in development and social welfare related voluntary activities on self-support basis.
Spending years on voluntary work as from 1996 to 2002 the group members developed trust among communities and
decided to formally register the organization naming “Health And Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan”.
Keeping in view the key objectives of the organization, the team moved forward gradually to identify and reach the most
vulnerable and marginalized communities of the Balochistan for protecting their human rights and serving them in need.
In this way, the organization management decided to access local, national and international level donor organizations for
joining hands to reach the most deserving people.
With the passage of the time, HARD has launched several campaigns, projects and programs with the partnership of The
Asia Foundation, Action Aid International, Oxfam, USAID Pakistan, European Union, TVO, District and Provincial
Government, Aurat Foundation, Azat Foundation, TDEA, UAF Women Human Rights Defenders, UNDP CHANAN, GPE
and World Bank. Besides HARD initiated many campaigns on self-help basis as and when are required particularly for
general awareness of the communities on issues such as human rights, civic amenities, violence against women, School
Enrolment, HIV/AIDs, Civic and Voting Education and against the other social evils like human tracking, drugs addiction
and etc. HARD has also responded in emergencies as per intensity and demand of the situations. HARD has conducted
several surveys and studies to build an information base and ran capacity building programmes as well. Since its
establishment, the organization has been working on diversified issues affecting the lives of rural as well as urban
communities of Balochistan. The considerable work of the organization revolves around issues with human rights
perspective. Despite a typically resistant atmosphere around, the activists of HARD have been struggling for bringing
about a behavioural change.