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Legal Awareness Programme

Legal Awareness Programme

In recent years, the Government of Pakistan introduced and implemented various laws and amendments to counter gender-based discrimination, violence against women, and economic and social empowerment of women. These laws address different forms of violence against women like workplace harassment, acid attacks, honour killings, forced marriages etc.

women’s rights are protected by the Constitution, and other legislative measures are taken by the government but still victims are unable to get relief in true spirit of all these pro-women laws because of lack of awareness and implementation of the laws. The stakeholders including police, judiciary, lawyers, MLOs and service providers lack capacity for effective implementation of women-friendly legislation.

White Ribbon has initiated a nationwide legal literacy campaign to address this situation. The initiative includes:

  • A review of national and provincial pro-women laws
  • Training and capacity building of key stakeholders
  • Provide legal assistance to victims
  • Raising awareness online and offline amongst women and communities at large

We have also reviewed and analyzed laws which need to be amended in favor of women. We have made advocacy efforts through engagement of parliamentarians and media for amendments in the anti-women laws.

Laws and Remedies regarding Violence against Women