Madadgaar, Pakistan’s first helpline for women and children is working since last decade. It initially started with the support of UNICEF in Karachi. Madadgaar is an offshoot of Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA). Madadgaar is Pakistan’s first Helpline for children & women suffering from violence, abuse and exploitation.
Madadgaar National Helpline provides telephonic counseling, face to face counseling to walk-in survivors, crisis intervention, guidance, legal advises and legal aid and referral services to children and women. LHRLA is working since last 20 years and is playing an effective role in providing services to the victims of violence, abuse and exploitation particularly the children and women who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society. In year 2013, Madadgaar National helpline is up scaled with the support of Plan International, Pakistan and the network of Madadgaar is providing services to children and women at national level with existence at provincial headquarters in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar.
Prevention and protection of children, women and marginalized communities.
To highlight, arrest and eliminate human trafficking.
Collection of information about children and women right situation.
Capacity building of Stakeholders.
To work for the protection rights of transgenders.
To work for the rights and protection of street children.
To work for the promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
To lobby and advocate against the discriminatory laws and social practices.