Completed projects

Working Women Support Center (WWSC)in collaboration with ACILS

Working Women Support Center (WWSC) was initiated to provide free legal aid and psychological assistance/counseling services to the working women since 1997.  The center also worked against work and public place harassment. 

Migrant Community Center in collaboration with CARAM Asia

The project was for the betterment of migrant community since long and a Migrant Community Center, Ujjal was established in Korangi, Karachi in 2002.  At Ujjal community center the organization provided free non-formal education and health facilities to the women and children of migrant communities.

Creation of District Task to combat Human Trafficking in collaboration with IOM

The project was initiated in Karachi Sukkur and Larkana with the aim of providing help to the victims of trafficking through the Task force network. The main objective of this project was to create awareness within each district and to develop a grass root mechanism to identify victims of human trafficking and to connect the victims with available support at local level and to create referral network with law enforcement officers to create awareness within each district, to prevent future cases of human trafficking.

Center for Missing and Exploited Children in collaboration with Save the Children UK

LHRLA had established Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Islamabad.

Alac (Advice and Legal Aid Center) in collaboration with UNHRC

A project developed in collaboration with LHRLA and UNHCR in order to provide protection and support to Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

Madadgaar Helpline in collaboration with UNICEF

Madadgaar is Pakistan’s first Child Help line and Protection Service for Children and Women.  Madadgaar supports children and women in crises situation through guidance and referral.  Madadgaar is a joint venture of LHRLA & UNICEF

ATSEC- Pakistan Country Chapter 

ATSEC Chapters (Action Against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children) such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India are working in the region to provide protection and help to the survivors of trafficking.  The ATSEC-Pakistan chapter was officially launched on 20th February 2006. LHRLA honored to lead the ATSEC Pakistan chapter being pioneer of Anti-trafficking movement in country. 

Trafficking and HIV/AIDS A joint project of LHRLA & UNDP Delhi office

Organization conducted a research on Trafficking and HIV/AIDS to assess the volume and intensity of the issue of trafficking & HIV/AIDS and to assess knowledge/attitude on both issues within the community and at organizational level.  A follow up workshop was organized to share the findings of research with stockholders in collaboration with UNDP.

Advocacy and outreach campaign for the promotion of grievance redress mechanisms in collaboration with Wafaqi Mohtasib’s secretariat

The project was designed with the provision of professional services in designing and execution of advocacy and outreach campaign for the promotion of grievance redress mechanisms of Wafaqi Mohtasib’s secretariat.

Women Helplines (Hyd, Sukkur, Larkana) in collaboration with UNOPS

Helpline for Women Survivors of Violence, Abuse and Exploitation in Interior Sindh Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana. The main objective was to raise awareness on women & children rights and protection issues at community level as well as at law and policy making level by sharing information on gravity of the issue and impediments in accessing justice. 

Research / Publications (migrant-related)

The main area of focus was “Gender Migration and HIV and AIDS – the vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers and their spouses to HIV: from Asia to Middle East.” Coordination of Action Research and Aids Mobility (CARAM) Conducted a study titled “Gender Migration and HIV and AIDS – the vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers and their spouses to HIV: from Asia to Middle East” in collaboration with CARAM Asia and UNDP. The focus of the study was on the following areas:

  • Pre-departure experiences.
  • Pre-departure orientation.
  • Medical tests.
  • Awareness of HIV and AIDs. On site experiences (safe sex, sexual relationships, knowledge and   use of condoms, access to health facilities, medical testing and deportation)
  • Return and reintegration of HIV+ migrants

LHRLA drafted bill for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace 2003 becomes an Act of Parliament after being passed by the Sindh Assembly.

This bill was a significant step in eradicating poverty by encouraging women to join the labor force who constitute 51% of our population.

LHRLA launched a project called ‘Legal Empowerment and Legal Aid Behind Bars’

Provides legal aid to women prisoners who do not have lawyers to represent them owing to financial considerations.