VAW


EVAWG Alliance demands public apology from Tariq Jameel for his misogynistic remarks on television

EVAWG (Ending Violence Against Women and Girls) Alliance, a civil society network dedicated to promoting and protecting women and girls‘ rights in Pakistan, would like to express its shock and disgust, following the televised statement from Tariq Jameel who blatantly attacked, objectified and vilified 47% of the Pakistani population by claiming that women’s lack of modestly was the cause of the Pandemic Covid-19.Such ill-informed and misogynistic narratives directly violate women’s fundamental rights to equality and dignity that are enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan. EVAWG alliance is therefore extremely disappointed at the fact that our government could endorse such anindividual […]


Consultation on ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2019’

Dated: 31-07-2019 Islamabad:  Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF-Pakistan) in partnership with Group Development Pakistan (GDP) and Blue Veins joined hands to conduct a regional level consultation with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s parliamentarians, government officials, civil society and representatives of various political parties to stop acid and burn violence by advocating and lobbying for the passage of ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2019’. As per ASF-Pakistan data, acid violence has decreased by 50% in the country during 2015 and 2016 and the conviction rate for acid attacks was the highest among VAWG cases in the last two years (10%). Convictions largely entail […]


DRF Cyber Harassment Helpline launches first 6 monthly report

by Safeer Ullah Khan Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) has released the first six months operations report for the Cyber Harassment Helpline. The report details the data collected by the Helpline team and recommendations on how to improve the institutional response to online harassment. The Cyber Harassment Helpline is Pakistan’s first dedicated helpline addressing issues of online abuse and violence providing a free, safe, gender-sensitive and confidential service, said their press release. The Helpline Support Staff gives legal advice, digital security support and psychological counselling to victims of online harassment. The toll free number [0800-39393] is available to people looking for […]


Majority of women face online harassment in Pakistan – DRF

By Safeer Ullah Khan Women are a tiny minority in the cyber world of Pakistan. More than 75 % of Facebook users are men. Pakistani women are facing online harassment, however we did not know the extent to which this was happening in the cyber world of Pakistan till Digital Rights Foundation or DRF conducted a detailed survey around on this important issue in Pakistan. They interviewed nearly 1800 women students and teachers of various universities. This survey helps us get a fairly good idea of how deep rooted this problem is, and what, if any, remedies we have. DRF, […]


Mumkin Alliance

Mumkin EVAW Alliance was established in 2009 by collective efforts of 15 provincial, national and international Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that were working to combat violence against women since many years in Punjab. Keeping in view the alarming situation of VAW and a visible increase of crimes against women, these NGOS aimed to join hands to raise women voices vehemently and prominently for a deeper impact. Among the members of alliance a dire need to build synergies and coordination was felt so all members decided to sit together for one same objective to prevent and decrease violence against women and […]