In a class-based society like Pakistan, where there is little room for the working class, it is necessary to have organizations that are committed to the causes of people who work in factories, farms, and mines, and also those who work as home-based informal workers and domestic help. These are the people who live below poverty line and an estimate puts their figure to almost 60 million, which makes 33 percent of the total population of the country.
The commitment of National Organization for Working Communities (NOWCommunities) was founded in 2007 - though it was formally registered with the Sindh Government in January 2008 - by a team of dedicated experts in development sector who were already working in various fields concerning labour, women, peace, minorities, media, education, and community health. Ever since its inception, NOWCommunities has tried to root itself in the working communities by strengthening their existing contacts and building more through different interventions.
The National Organization for Working Community is registered under Social Welfare Ordinance 1961, having registration in January 2008 vide registration number DSW (3177) K.
To have a non-discriminatory society based on human dignity.
To build capacity in the society for vulnerable communities with special focus on the working class realizing their fundamental human rights as granted in the Constitution of Pakistan and in the international conventions.
■ Democratic culture: including everyone in decision making process without any discrimination.
■ Non-discrimination & Human Dignity: implying self-respect, respect to other, equality, tolerance, peaceful disposition.
■ Human centred approached: human is above every thing.
■ Good governance:stability and transparency in systems, clear JDs, freedom of expression, accountability and combined decision making
■ Welcome to innovation and creativity:acceptability and adaptability of new ideas and modern developments.
■ Equality:provides equal opportunities and no abuse of authority.
■ Larger Ownership: provides a friendly environment and creates a sense of belonging for the employees.
■ More opportunities for the working class, preference given to minorities, labourers and women.
■ Personal and professional growth of the employees is valued and they are also provided with the opportunity to complete their education.
■ Believes in conflict resolution through peaceful means and apposes confrontationist and violent strategies.
■ Supports deweoponisation.