Pakistani Voices: Atlanta and San Francisco

March 16, 2010

The Pakistan Voices Project has begun.  This month, Freedom Forward will be conducting focus groups with Pakistani community members from the Atlanta and San Francisco regions.

These mark the first in a series of opportunities for Pakistanis and Pakistani Americans living in the U.S. to share their perspectives with the broader U.S. public.   To participate in the Pakistan Voices Project, email

Research Fellowships / Pakistan Voices Project

February 11, 2010

Project start: March 2010



Freedom Forward is considering applications for a limited number of volunteer research fellowships.  Research Fellows will support the Pakistan Voices Project, a series of focus groups involving Pakistani and Pakistani American communities in the US.

The Pakistan Voices Project will result in a nationally released report that will inform the broader American debate on US foreign-policy towards Pakistan.  Research Fellows shall make a minimum commitment of 10 hours to the project, though larger commitments offer the opportunity of more in-depth work.   Research Fellows shall be credited in the final published report.
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Pakistan Voices Project

February 10, 2010


The Pakistan Voices Project is an effort by Freedom Forward to educate America about the perspectives of Pakistanis and Pakistani-Americans regarding U.S. foreign policy.

Pakistani perspectives are often missing from mainstream discourse on Pakistan and US-Pakistan relations.

Beginning in March, we will be conducting phone-based discussions involving Pakistani and Pakistani American communities in the US. The opinions and perspectives shall be documented in a report that will nationally released later this year.

To participate, contact Freedom Forward:

Take Action: End U.S. drone missile attacks in Pakistan!

October 16, 2009

Freedom_Forward_Logo_stackedAccording to U.S. military adviser David Kilcullen, 98% of the victims of U.S. drone missile attacks in Pakistan have been innocent civilians.  Now Vice President Biden wants to expand these attacks.

Click here to say no.

Drone missile attacks kill innocent Pakistani civilians, undermine U.S. political objectives, and fail to weaken Taliban or Al Qaeda forces.  At a time when Vice President Biden is arguing for more drone missile strikes, our policymakers need to hear from us.

Click here to email key policymakers in the Obama Administration and State Department.

Your message will arrive in the specific inboxes of the officials responsible for U.S. foreign policy — not some generic email folder.

Tell them to end these attacks.

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From Pakistan to the U.S. — New Voices Join the Call

October 1, 2009

An Islamabad student, a journalist in Bonn, a U.S. Navy veteran outside Seattle — these are some of the people adding their names to The Call for a New U.S. Policy Towards Pakistan.

The list of signers has grown to include corporate managers, professors, lawyers and others across multiple continents.

Consider joining The Call.

Now is the time to support the rule of law and democracy in Pakistan.

Read the statement / Sign the statement

Join the Call: A New U.S. Policy Towards Pakistan

September 24, 2009

For too long, U.S. foreign policy has supported individual Pakistani leaders and dictators at the expense of Pakistani civil society and democracy.  This needs to change, and you can help.

A core group of independent  scholars, activists, and human rights advocates has authored The Call for a New U.S. Policy Towards Pakistan.  Freedom Forward is proud to be one of the participants in this effort.

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