- POLICE SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP
- LAWYERS’ SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP
- STAKEHOLDERS DIALOGUE ON GBV & Child Protection 2016
- International Women's Day in Peshawar - 2016
- International Women's Day - 2016
- Annual Retreat - Sawat & Malamjabba
- Annual Retreat - Highland Country Club
- Debate Competition - Right to Choose
The workshop was arranged in the Auditorium, Police Academy Islamabad where 27 junior police officials participated. The basic purpose of the workshop was to sensitize police officials on Stress management so that they could proactively handle violent situations, protect themselves; and protect human rights especially for the vulnerable persons, while performing their tasks. This workshop was organized to analyze and access the concepts of police officials regarding handling pressure and propose strategies on how to bear stress and intense situations during their work.Read More
Keeping in vision the theme for the day “Convention against Torture”, SACH attempted to take onboard stakeholders from the legal fraternity and for this reason; SACH collaborated with District Bar Association, Islamabad, which nominated 28 lawyers for participation in the workshop. The activity was attended by Mr. Khurshid Ahmad (General Secretary District Bar Association) and Mr. Majid Bashir (Ex-civil Judge – Advocate Supreme Court) who briefed the gathering on how lawyers can help torture sufferers through their practices. The workshop was also attended by Mr. Syed Khawar Hussain (Information Officer – EU).Read More
SACH has organized Stakeholder dialogue on Gender Based Violence and child protection on 17th Nov, 2016 at Shelton Rezidor, Peshawar in collaboration with UNHCR.
The activity was attended by Mr. Ijaz Muhammad Khan (Acting Chief-Child Protection Commission), District Officer-Social Welfare, Colleagues from CAR UNHCR, other Govt. and Non Govt. organization. The whole activity was interactive and all the participants shared their experiences about GBV and child protection.
Mr. Awais-ur-Rehman, Task Manager from SACH - Struggle for Change shared in his introductory session of SACH � Struggle for change. He gave a brief introduction of the organization and shared with audience that the organization is devoted to the victims of violence and torture. He also shared the service, activities and work of SACH for refugees
Ms. Bushra Attaullah (Assistant Protection Officer-UNHCR) gave a brief presentation on UNHCR�s mandate and International Protection Framework- Rights of Refugees and IDPs in context of current situation /policy/status of registered Afghans and IDPs. A brief discussion on GBV and child Protection was facilitated by Mr. Imran Takkar (Trainer-SACH). GENDER-BASED violence is deeply rooted in regions like South Asia even today. Stereotyping women and discrimination against them get even more dangerous and terrifying in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Gender-based violence is a persistent problem in Afghan communities. He said gender discrimination is a harsh tragedy with the woman presumed the weaker sex both in Pakistani and Afghani society. He added that women are expected to be submissive and dependent while man is believe to be active, aggressive and independent, which is why man always dominates the woman.
It was emphasized that there is a dire need to combat gender-based violence through community awareness with focus on religious and community elders etc.
In Pakistan and Afghanistan the causes of violence are due to deep-rooted social and cultural values. Sadly, women facing discrimination and violence do not get a great deal of support from society and government. It is the duty of government to formulate gender-sensitive policies in collaboration with the civil society so that crimes against women can be minimized. Such policies will also help in changing the attitude of the people in the long run.
In the vote of thanks speech, Ms. Shazia Azhar, Project Coordinator from SACH shared that workshop will serve as a framework to develop better understandings about GBV and Child Protection She thanked member from UNHCR, Child Protection Unit KPK CAR, and all participants for their active participation and make the activity successful.
At the end of the activity all the participants agreed to work in collaboration for better addressing GBV and child Protection issues.
SACH - Struggle for Change organized an event in Peshawar on International Women's Day.Read More
The cases of violence against women in Pakistan have always been on the rise, and there is dire need to increase our collective efforts to fight for the rights of under privileged women and eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. SACH has been devoted to the victims of violence and torture, especially the female victims since its inception. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are fundamental to the very identity of SACH – Struggle for Change.
On International Women's Day this year, SACH reaffirmed its commitment to continue with its advocacy and awareness-raising initiatives for women's better and positive status in the society. Being an active member of the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls Alliance (EVAWG), SACH participated in the customary torch-bearer walk organized each year to draw attention to the cause of gender equality and women empowerment in Pakistan. The event was organized by the Alliance with teeming participation from organizations and groups working for women’s rights in the country. The walk commenced from F-6 Markaz towards the Islamabad Press Club, with participants chanting and holding placards with feminist slogans. At the end of the walk, senior women’s rights activists shared their views and presented a position paper by EVAWG Alliance National Chapter Pakistan, intending to suggest to the Commission on the Status of Women as to what recommendations should be proposed to achieve gender parity in the context of SDGs.
In addition, to mark UN International Women’s Day SACH - Peshawar organized “Voice for Gender Equality” on Tuesday March 09, 2016 at Bibi Marium Afghan School, Hayatabad, Peshawar. The activity consisted of speeches, poetry and debates relating to the theme of the day.
Annual UNHCR Project retreat at Sawat and Malamjaba.Read More
Annual BPRM Project retreat at "Highland Country Club" Islamabad.Read More