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Musawi

Lahore, Pakistan
Joined August 2018

Musawi is an independent organization with a broad and multidisciplinary research mandate and emphasis on all facets of development in Pakistan.

Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Women's Rights

Established in March of 2018, Musawi is an organization comprising highly trained lawyers, economists and public policy specialists, who bring their diverse experiences from the practical and theoretical domains to provide a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to each problem. Musawi has an open research mandate; the personnel in our team have worked on national and international projects pertaining to exploratory research, monitoring and evaluation, experimental design and intervention, impact assessment and survey implementation, strategic litigation on human rights, advocacy geared towards legislative and policy reform, capacity building and training assessments. Members of Musawi have experience spanning over a decade of working with the Federal and Provincial governments in Pakistan and International Organizations.

Musawi’s present thematic areas of focus include: awareness-raising on and working with local governments and communities to localize the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030; criminal justice reform, including capacity building and training of justice sector stakeholders on rule of law and human rights standards; enhancing access to justice and accountability for gender-based violence and torture; environmental justice; education – including increasing access at the primary level through monitoring and evaluation of existing donor led programs – and a separate initiative on clinical legal education in law schools.

Musawi is currently in the inception phase of developing a project on Legal Identity and Citizenship focusing on children living in slums and informal settlements and the challenge that poses for access to education at the primary level. As part of that work, Musawi will be creating a network of community based para-legals.

Musawi means equality, and that is what we strive for in all our work — equal opportunities and rights for every individual regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, religion or economic background.

People Associated With This Organization

Fatima Bokhari

Pakistan  
Musawi
Joined August 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Women's Rights
Fatima is an Advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan and has almost a decade of experience. At present, she leads Musawi and is responsible for strategizing, implementation and management of the organization’s portfolios, executive operations, and external and internal relations. Some of Musawi’s on-going projects relate to accountability for torture and gender-based violence; localization of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 through engagement with the Local Government structures; building capacity for parliamentarians on legislative drafting; Support to build capacity of law students and professors through establishment of legal clinics and courses on legal writing and research, in 7 law schools across Pakistan – to name a few.

In addition, Fatima currently works as a consultant with the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) on issues relating to accountability for torture in South West and East Asia. She has previously worked with the OSJI in New York and Budapest on strategic litigation and issues relating to Accountability, Transparency and Liberty, with a focus on criminal justice reform. She has engaged in consulting and research pursuant to the criminal justice system of Pakistan and domestic implementation of international human rights treaties with international and local organizations, as well as Federal and Provincial Governments.

Fatima has served as a visiting faculty of law for Criminal Law and Jurisprudence & Legal Theory in Pakistan. She holds a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. specialization in ‘Criminology and Criminal Justice' from the University of London.

Junaid Noor

Pakistan  
Musawi (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Citizenship, Education, Environmental Justice
Currently serving as Director, Monitoring and Evaluation at Musawi. Junaid is an Economist by training and has a decade’s experience of conducting research in both academic and field settings. He has worked extensively with the EU Punjab Access to Justice on the performance evaluation of the Legal Service Centers, Monitoring & Evaluation of the DLEC Pilot Project and Endline Evaluation Survey of the Public Awareness Campaign along with performance evaluation of public prosecutors in Punjab. He has also worked with ADS Pvt. Ltd. on review of investigative and procedural aspects of serious cases in Punjab and performance of Public Safety Commissions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is also the co-author or the WWF report titled Economic Imapacts and Health Implications for Textile and Leather Industry in Pakistan.

Sevim Saadat

Pakistan  
Musawi (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
My name is Sevim Saadat, I am a lawyer based in Pakistan. I hold an L.L.M from Cornell law school and currently I am Manager Programs at Musawi, an organization based in Pakistan. At present I am leading two projects, clinical education in Paksitan as well as the Citizenship and Identity Project. Previously, I was the Project Manager for the Legal Education Support Program – Phase I project under Arizona State University. I have worked extensively on legal education reform in Pakistan, focusing on clinical education and practical skills development for law students.
Fatima Bokhari is the network champion (main point of contact) for Musawi.

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