Introduction

Madadgaar National Helpline is Pakistan’s first helpline for women and children which was established by LHRLA in 2001. It provides crisis intervention, legal aid, counseling referral, rehabilitation and reintegration services to children and women victims of sexual and physical abuse, trafficking, kidnapping, domestic violence, missing children, honor killing, custodial abuse of children and women. Since inception the helpline has received over 90 thousand crisis calls and walk-in cases. Madadgaar received support from SDC, UNICEF and Plan International Pakistan.