CRY - Coalition on Rights & Responsibilities of Youth
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CRY is young people membership organization led by young people themselves. It works for promotion rights and Responsibilities among Young people to facilitate them in becoming responsible citizens. CRY is focusing on Human Rights and Democracy in the North Western Pakistan. i. We live in the North Western Pakistan, now it is called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. We are neighboring with Tribal areas and Afghanistan. ii. During Afghan war Religious extremism and Militancy were promoted by Pakistan and its International Allies. iii. After fall of Soviet Union Pakistan Army continued to provide support to Religious Extremists and Militants. Now our area has become a hub of Islamic Militancy and Extremism. iv. Young People are motivated and mobilized to join the ranks of Islamic Militants, they are used as Suicide bombers. v. Because of religious Extremism the young people Sexual and Reproductive Rights are ignored. HIV/AIDS is considered as wrath of God towards bad people. vi. There is denial, ignorance and stigma in our society because of Religious Extremism. vii. CRY came in to being to protect and promote Young People Rights and Responsibilities and facilitate them to live their lives as active and responsible citizens. viii. CRY is running skills building and entrepreneurship programs to enhance the capacities of young people to earn their livelihood.