- SACH – Struggle for Change holds a medical camp for the less privileged community!
- SACH – Struggle for Change holds medical camp for “Torture Survivors”
- Theatre for Development” Conducted as Part of Torture Prevention Initiatives in Police Force
- Regional consultation on legislative administrative and policy measures to eradicate torture in Pakistan
- Police Sensitization Workshop
- Police Sensitization WorkShop
- Police Sensitization Workshop
- Theater For Development
Published: August 24, 2019
ISLAMABAD: A one-day medical camp was arranged by SACH - Struggle for Change with a transgender community at Meharabadi, G-12 ICT on August 23, 2019. The basic purpose of the camp was to provide psychological and medical facilitation to the under privileged community at their door step. The trans-genders of Pakistan have been victimized and tortured for many decades. Around 30 trans-genders were examined that day and were given free counseling and medications. SACH has been arranging medical camps for years in different parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the welfare of torture survivors. Few glimpses of the medical camp can be seen in the pictures below.Read More
ISLAMABAD: A one-day medical camp was arranged by SACH - Struggle for Change at a village in Haripur District, Chappar road, KP on August 28, 2019. The basic purpose of the camp was to provide quality healthcare facilities to victims of torture at their door step.It was part of EU’s efforts for social uplift and community service of Torture survivors in less privileged areas. Many patients were examined and were given free counseling and medicines.
SACH has been arranging many medical camps in cities and rural areas for the welfare of torture survivors. SACH team includes medical doctors and clinical psychologists who have specially been hired to travel, distribute medicines and provide counseling and psychotherapies to victims of torture who find it hard travelling to cities and are unable to afford bulky consultancy fees and medicines due to financial constraints. Few glimpses of SACH’s medical camp can be seen in the pictures below.Read More
For Immediate Release: July, 26, 2019
Islamabad – Noble policing involves respecting human rights and upholding the rule of law and requires that the police as an integral part of the criminal justice system respects and upholds the rights and liberty of individuals. Today, we live in a democratic country, and the police being a vital component of the state need to operate according to democratic norms. SACH – Struggle for Change, an Islamabad-based NGO presented a Theatre for Development in Regional Police Training School, Malakand Swat (KP) in collaboration with The European Union as part of its interventions in an EIDHR projecton Sunday, 28th of July 2019.The venue of the theatre was Police Training School, Swat. The theme of the play was based on Fundamental Human Rights which included acts on effective policing and FIR, torture and its effects, physical and judicial remand and police –public relationship. The intervention has been aimed to guide police force in performance of their duties while observing and protecting human rights and managing the stress encountered as a result of professional duties.The audience included police officers from different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwah. SACH sensitized around 400 police officers on issues pertaining to existence of torture and persuaded them to adopt ways of effective and honest policing to establish a torture free society. The performance was designed to be interactive that enabled mutual information sharing between performers and practitioners regarding experiences and problems faced during law enforcement, providing guidance to the followers and people to come.
At the end of the theatre, SACH presented shields to Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Tanoli (Director PTS) and Mr. Kaleem Ullah (Admin officer - RTT) for their support.
Ms. Khalida Salimi, Executive Director – SACH, stated her resolve that the Government should be reminded that no exceptions whatsoever may be supplicated to justify acts of torture by state authorities. The bar against torture applies universally, including in the context of fighting terrorism, and the UN Convention against Torture is one of the most important and binding human rights instrument to minimize and eradicate torture practices in Pakistan. Shecommitted that SACH will keep rallying all means to protect everyone who has ever been, or continue to be exposed to this repugnant human rights violation and stand by all those who very courageously engage against this crime through awareness raising or support to victims.SACH is extremely grateful to the authorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwah Police for sparing the participants for the much needed exposureRead More
SACH – Struggle for Change arranged a consultation on Friday, 29th of March, 2019 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore. The purpose of the consultation was to contemplate and discuss on legislative, administrative and policy measures to eradicate torture in Pakistan. The consultation was attended by participants from various walks of life including law, media, police, civil society. Renowned and vocal members of Punjab Assembly Ms. Uzma Kardar and Ms. Saadia Sohail also actively participated in the discussion. The discussion highlighted the situation of existing legal framework to prevent torture in Pakistan and issues pertaining to torture prevailing in the society.
SACH – Struggle for Change organized a two day Sensitization Workshop based on the subject of “Fundamental Human Rights” at Police Training College, Hangu district KP on 20th & 21st of March. The workshop comprised of 203 participants who were from different districts of Khyber pakhtoonkhwa. It was attended by the Commandant Police training College Hangu District as well. The workshop was widely appreciated and efforts of SACH were recognized in creating a torture free society. SACH proudly shares some of the glimpses of the activity below.
SACH -Struggle for Change conducted a Sensitization Workshop at Police Training School at Police Head Quarter, Islamabad on 14th March, 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to sensitize the police officials on issues pertaining to Torture and violation of Human Rights. The workshop was widely appreciated. Few glimpses of the workshop are shared below.
Police Sensitization Workshop 17th January 2019:
SACH – Struggle for Change arranged a workshop on 17th January, 2019 with police officials of ICT at Police Training Center, Police Lines – Islamabad. This purpose of the workshop was to guide the police officials on managing stress to ensure effective policing in the society and handling intense situations along with the protection of human rights. The Workshop was attended by thirty (20) participants.
A theater performance was arranged by SACH – Struggle for Change on 28th December, 2018 in auditorium - Police lines, Police Head Quarters Islamabad. Its main purpose was to sensitize police officials on issues pertaining to human rights and performing their duties honestly. The theater activity’s theme was based on concepts regarding efficient policing and proposing strategies on handling intense situations during work and guarding human rights. The total number of participants who attended the performance was ninety seven (97). The participants enjoyed the performances and it was suggested to have more of such activities in future.