ADAL Program

ADAL stands for “Advocacy on Democracy and Rule of Law”. In Urdu, the literal meanings of ADAL are “justice”.

The ADAL Programme focuses primarily on supporting democracy and institutional democracy; strengthening the Rule of Law; improving access to justice; democratic gender responsive policing; and promoting human rights and informal justice system in Pakistan.

The ADAL Programme envisions a democratic, just and peaceful society wherein all citizens, especially children, youth, women, person with special needs and transgender should live with equal protection of law, self-respect and dignity. LRF provides support in this programme including research, advocacy, raising awareness, public interest litigations, pro-bono legal assistance, psycho-social support and capacity building to the all stakeholders.

The ADAL Programme is headed by LRF’s Executive Director who is a much experienced Law advocate (LLM degree holder) and has long been working on issues related to strengthening the rule of law; improving access to justice; judicial and criminal justice reforms; democratic policing; promoting alternate justice system, human rights, peace building and gender mainstreaming; and ending violence against women and girls. He also has strong working relations with Government officials especially with Bar, Bench, Police, Prosecution, Judicial Academies, Law Colleges, Law Departments, Probation and District Legal Empowerment Committees nationwide.

Given below are LRF’s priority programme actions and themes/subthemes under the ADAL Programme to achieve its organizational vision and mission:

Priority Programme Actions

  1. Research
  2. Advocacy
  3. Capacity Building
  4. Lobbying for Policy Change
  5. Public Interest Litigation
  6. Coordination with other Organizations
  7. Psycho-social Support
  8. Pro-bono Legal Assistance
  9. Mass Mobilization
  10. Networking and Building Alliances

Programme Themes

The thematic areas of ADAL Programme are in line with Vision/Mission of the LRF.

  • Democracy and Good Governance
    1. Democracy and Good Governance
    2. Parliamentary Governance (Electoral Reforms, Process of Change for Good Governance and Strengthening of Local Bodies)
  • Rule of Law and Access to Justice
    1. Rule of Law
    2. Access to Justice
    3. Constitutional Human Rights
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • GOAL 04: Quality Education
    • GOAL 05: Gender Equality
    • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
    • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption
    • GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Rights Protection
    1. Women Rights
    2. Minority Rights
    3. Labour Rights
    4. Youth Rights
    5. Child Rights
    6. Transgender Rights
    7. Consumer Rights
    8. Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Quality Education
    • Early Childhood Care and Development
    • Education for All