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Da Hawwa Lur

Peshawar, Pakistan
Joined November 2017

Protecting the rights of women and transgender through Empowerment Programs in grass root level communities of Pakistan.

Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Women's Rights

Da Hawwa Lur is a non profit organization working for the protection and empowerment of women and transgender through legal/policy reforms, awareness, capacity building, advocacy and psychological/legal support, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Da Hawwa Lur envisions a world where women and trans rights are equally respected as Human Rights, they have control over their own lives and have equal access to Education, Employment, Governance, Justice, Legal Support, Financial Resources, Recreation, Health specifically Sexual and Reproductive Health and Social Services.

Areas of Work:

  • Women and transgender leadership and Political Participation.
  • Women/Transgender Economic Empowerment.
  • Ending Violence against Women/Transgender.
  • Peace and Conflict transformation.
  • Rights of Women Workers.
  • Unionization and equality.
  • Sexual and reproductive health Rights
  • Clean and Green Environmental Conditions

Da Hawwa Lur started working in 2001, with AASHA (Alliance against sexual Harassment). An Alliance against sexual harassment at workplace (AASHA), formed in 2001, as an initiative of organizations committed to end sexual harassment at workplace. Da Hawwa Lur is working on the awareness and implementation of legislations to counter gender based violence and has been instrumental in the lobbying of pro-women laws in the region. It has trained more than 500 young girls and boys on conflict transformation and peace promotion, trained local communities on countering gender based violence and women rights, trained more than 150 transgender on anti-sexual harassment legislation, advocacy for the legal reforms of home based workers resulting in bringing a formal policy in the assembly. awareness and training programs for women workers on labor rights and laws and providing legal/psychological support to the victims of gender based violence.

People Associated With This Organization

Shawana Shah

Da Hawwa Lur
Joined November 2017
Interests: Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
I am Shawana Shah from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, working for the peace promotion and women/trans rights since my early age. I have been involved in the implementation and awareness of laws to eliminate gender based violence. I am working at the local communities to raise awareness on the laws to eliminate gender based violence and training them to be the changemakers in their societies. The membership of the network will help me connect with the communities across the globe working on the issues related to gender equality and gender based violence, which can be helpful in chalking out better strategies for global equality.
Shawana Shah is the network champion (main point of contact) for Da Hawwa Lur.

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