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Islamabad Pakistan
April 2011

Grant Description

Pakistani activists were traveling via rickshaw from a training on women’s rights when they were stopped by six men who threatened them and demanded they stop their human rights work. Growing harassment of women activists, especially when traveling, has forced Bedari to postpone all its field activities. Bedari has an upcoming project in a remote and conservative district in the northwest of Pakistan. Their upcoming project aims to promote the provision of free legal aid to survivors of violence, support the rights of women domestic workers, and organize trainings with the district departments on newly passed anti-sexual harassment laws. Bedari requested funds to purchase a car in order to travel and continue their women’s human rights work more securely. Bedari’s mission is to promote equal rights for all – women, men, boys and girls in society through capacity building, education and advocacy.

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