Advocacy and Legal Aid for Religious Minorities (ALARM)

Beginning Date   Ending Date
October 2017 July 2020


Advocacy and Legal Aid for Religious Minorities (ALARM) is a 30-month initiative funded by the European Union. The program aims to strengthen organizational systems of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), including training and mentoring on the Human Rights Information and Documentation System (HURIDOCS) to enhance the quality of HRCP publications. The facilitation extends to strategic advocacy and public information campaigns.

Under the agreement, HRCP will implement the project to promote Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) in Pakistan through legal assistance and advocacy drives, especially in support of religious minorities. In addition to direct legal services, other contributions to FoRB will include the facilitation of interfaith action, and advocacy initiatives enhanced human rights monitoring and documentation.

The project provided legal assistance to 115 citizens in 216 cases up to December 31, 2019.