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Youth Development Foundation

Pakistan

About – YDF is a youth-led organization formed in 2010 with a vision to promote diversity, interfaith harmony, and peaceful coexistence in those areas which are more prone to violence, hate, and religious discrimination. Since then, YDF expands to 28 districts across the Punjab, KP, and Sindh regions of Pakistan. These range from mostly affected areas including Southern Punjab, and Interior Sindh. Currently, YDF has four offices in areas of Lahore (Head Office), Multan, Karachi, and Faisalabad, with 21 full-time, and 4 part-time employees. YDF has an outstanding diverse faith network of youth with the strength of over 12,000 (4,580 female & 7,420 male) that includes university students, community youth, and madrassa students. YDF works with various stakeholders at different levels of government i.e. District, Provincial, and Federal on the promotion of youth-oriented policies and strategies that celebrate cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and religious

Focus areas – women, peace and security peace-building and tolerance democracy, civic participation and action youth leadership, empowerment interfaith, and sectarian harmony conflict management.

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