Atta ul Haq is the founder of the Youth Association for Development (YAD) Pakistan. Under his leadership, YAD has worked to strengthen peace building, conflict resolution, tolerance, political, social and inter-sectarian harmony in Baluchistan through the involvement of all segments of the society particularly youth, minorities, women, PWDs, legislatures and the media. Commonwealth Innovation Awards 2019 Peace category winner.
YAD Pakistan also promotes women’s empowerment and peace through its 4Ps philosophy (Peace, Promotion, Prevention and Protection). Conflict and crisis have adversely affected the social and economic circumstances of women and girls in Pakistan. Yet women’s participation in decisions related to gender and security in Pakistan is crucial for peace building and conflict resolution.