Institute for Social & Economic Justice (ISEJ) is not-for-profit, non-governmental Organisation, registered under Societies Act 1860. It is made up of social activists and ordinary folk who, initiated the Campaign for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM) Pakistan in 2006 after devastating earthquake in Kashmir in 2005 . During 2010 Super floods, CADTM-Pakistan in collaboration with local civil society organisation, launched the campaign to drop Pakistan illegitimate debt.
In 2014, the Institute for Social Economic Justice (ISEJ), was established with specific focus on issues of Debt, Tax and Trade Justice. The ISEJ undertakes robust research on socio-economic issues and co-ordinate hard-hitting campaigns that challenge the powerful and seek to bring about social and economic justice for the poor of Pakistan.
Our main areas of work include; privatization, public debt, tax and economic justice. We put pressure on decision-makers, organize public opposition to anti-people policies, and produce action researches, to present alternatives to corporate-led globalization and IFIs-led financial structures.
We work for debt cancellation and a more just international financial architecture. To us Debt cancellation is not about charity – it’s about justice. We stand for immediate cancellation of all illegitimate debt, and all debt that cannot be paid without compromising fundamental human rights. We believe that conditionalities which undermine democratic processes must not be attached to debt cancellation agreements or new loans. We act in solidarity with Human Rights activists, civil society organizations and social movements at local, national, regional and international level.