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Legal Aid Office (Pakistan)

Karachi, Pakistan
Joined October 2015
Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Labor & Employment

We are a government funded, non-profit organization, that works specifically for the welfare of prisoners. The Legal Aid Office (“LAO”) was granted permission by the Government of Sindh to set up its office and work to benefit inmates of the Special Prison for Women (“Women’s Prison”) and the Youthful Offenders Industrial School (“YOIS”) in Karachi in July, 2004.

People Associated With This Organization

Anne-Marie Blaney

Ireland  
Legal Aid Office (Pakistan) (Unverified)
Joined December 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Corruption, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
Interested in access to justice for all, dispute resolution and gender equality. An experienced lawyer, mediator and trainer.

Haya Zahid

Pakistan  
Legal Aid Office (Pakistan)
Joined March 2015
legal aid and assistance, marginalised segments, disempowered women, religious minorities , sensitisation

Ramsha Rais

Pakistan  
Legal Aid Office (Pakistan)
Joined March 2016
Interests: Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Other
I work as a Research Associate focusing on monitoring and evaluation of the quality of legal representation provided to undertrial prisoners in Sindh, Pakistan.
is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legal Aid Office (Pakistan).

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