Women in Law Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ministry of Law and Justice (MOL&J), Group Development Pakistan (GDP), and Women in Law Initiative Pakistan invite applications for the first ‘Women in Law Awards’ held with support from the Australian High Commission (Main Sponsor) and the British High Commission (Co-Sponsors). The Awards aim to recognize and reward female lawyers, in-house practitioners, academics, and law students from Pakistan and recognize the contributions of select entities towards an inclusive and equal legal profession. Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by another person, entity, colleague, or employer by submitting the ‘Nomination Form’ attached below and submitting other relevant and requisite […]

Global Water Foundation – Grant Guidelines

What types of support will be offered? Local initiatives are prioritised through direct grants, based on reviewed project proposals, which include clear guidelines on monitoring and evaluation of the project processes. Both new and existing local projects are considered for direct grants: existing projects are supported with the clear understanding of scaling them up by using unique or innovative methodologies; new projects are supported depending on whether they fulfil the criteria set out for specific project types. Replication projects are supported through direct grants, where innovative ideas have been successful and need funding for expansion. This applies to implementation projects as well as product […]

Adeem Younis suspended in Penny Appeal war

Note from Pak NGOs: Penny Appeal has offices in Pakistan, that is why this news is being shared here. LONDON: One of the biggest British Muslim charities is in a state of civil war after chairman and founder of the charity was suspended unceremoniously following differences with chief executive and others in the charity worth millions of Pounds. Adeem Younis, chairman of Wakefield based Penny Appeal, was suspended while he was in Pakistan touring sites with actress Mehwish Hayat and Dragons’ Den star James Caan. At least two sources said that Aamer Naeem OBE, Chief Executive of Penny Appeal, was […]

Proposed Domestic Violence Bill in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also address intimate partner violence among transgender

by Blue Veins While domestic violence affects people with any gender identity, the transgender women can find themselves at especially high risk. Certain unique factors may play into this high risk. For example, transgender women might have been rejected by their families or subjected to emotional abuse as children and teens. Early trauma may make them more likely to experience domestic violence later in life, and make them less likely to have family members they can turn to for support. Transgender women survivors of intimate partner violence face pervasive and unique barriers, but know there is hope as the Khyber […]

Children Advocacy Network- CAN Pakistan

Children Advocacy Network- CAN Pakistan, a Policy & Advocacy component focusing the rights of children, is an initiative of a right based registered Non-Government Organization Search For Justice striving to create a society free from all forms of discrimination, abuse and exploitation. CAN Pakistan is engaged in continuous advocacy & lobbying for enactment of legislation, development of comprehensive strategies, finalization of action plans and effective implementation of all described to end violence against children. Provision of Legal & Psychological Support Services for victims’ of violence, abuse & exploitation with a clear view of ensuring access to Justice and rehabilitation of […]

11 Year Old Child Domestic Worker Beaten by Employer in Hyderabad, Sindh

Source: SPARC Pakistan An 11 year old girl working as domestic help at Defence, Hyderabad was beaten by her employer under the suspicion of stealing a gold ring. The victim was beaten by her employer’s wife and taken to G.O.R. Police Station by the brother of her employer. The SPARC team led by MR Zahid Thebo reached to aid the child domestic worker immediately after learning about the incident. The SPARC Team looked into modalities for filing the FIR (First Investigation Report) and after a hectic effort was able to lodge the FIR under Article 59 of the Sindh Children […]

HRCP appalled by anchor’s ceaseless hatemongering

Lahore, February 10, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over a vicious campaign by a TV anchorperson against several renowned journalists and rights defenders in a tirade that has been going on for weeks. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has been horrified by the licence given to Mr. Amir Liaquat on a private TV channel to ridicule renowned journalists and social activists and, even more dangerously, to incite violence against them. Anchorpersons Najam Sethi and Muneeb Farooq have been specially targeted, in addition to dozens of respected journalists and civil society […]