Civil Society is Karachi’s greatest and most under-used asset in the struggle to find security, prosperity and quality of life for its citizens. This sector faces:

  • Fragmentation
  • No ownership
  • Lack of collective voice
  • Lack of resources
  • Lack of capacity
  • Dependency on donors
  • Limited grassroots engagement
In light of the above situation, Hum Aawaz has been formed. Hum Aawaz is a network of Civil Society organizations who have come together in order to strengthen Civil Society and raise a collective voice regarding the problems we are currently facing.
  • Brings fragmented CS organizations together on one platform.
  • Share knowledge and best practices between organizations.
  • Increases your influence in the community by giving you a platform to be able to come together as a collective voice with other organizations to address community issues.
  • Helps you gain an understanding of other organizations’ goals and programs and to find synergies and form partnerships.
  • Expands the reach of your communications and marketing to a wide selection of CSO’s.
  • Increase your credibility and prestige by association with many of Karachi’s most prominent organizations.
  • Helps you grow your organization with access to various exclusive capacity development opportunities provided by member organizations.

Hum Aawaz aims to provide members and users a collaboration and sharing space where they can increase their outreach to the larger audience in Karachi, invite interested organizations to participate, support their work and build momentum for their social issues to create a social impact in Karachi.

The Hum Aawaz network is focused at becoming the ultimate platform for galvanizing the Civil Society; subsequently we want to encourage resolutions to Karachi’s problems through collaborative efforts between its member organizations.

In everything Hum Aawaz does, they live by four core values:

  • Standing for social inclusion and social justice.
  • Advocating for resolving city wide issues.
  • Empowering gender.
  • Raising our voices for relevant concerns of Karachi.

Pakistan is frequently ranked as one of the world’s top charitable countries. This means that Karachi is likely to contribute more to charity than the world’s other mega urban centers. There are more Civil Society organizations functioning in Karachi compared to many other cities in the world. And still we are racked with problems? Civil Society may be one of Karachi’s greatest and most under-used assets; greatest, because organizations are already established; under-used, because the sum of each organization’s resources does not match the final result in terms of impact upon the city. The solution is this: Civil Society is not achieving more is because we are functioning like disparate and vulnerable entities. If the individual Civil Society organizations could somehow “come together” we begin to behave like a singular powerful organism, and achieve more results. Download full version here