Trafficking in Women & Children
Harassment of Women
Crisis Intervention & Counselling
Legal Education Behind Bars
Lawyers for Human Rights & Legal Aid
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It was observed that as more and more women turn to the workplace due to financial and economic constraints, there is a proportional increase in work-related problems. It has been realised that harassment at the workplace has reached endemic proportions in Pakistan; yet there is complete silence on the subject. It is not even acknowledged, much less is it a national concern. The need for understanding and redress is seen as urgent.
LHRLA has taken the initiative to set up a centre for the facilitation of women at the workplace, free from other pressures. As a result, the WWSC or Working Women's Support Centre was established.
A glance from workshop held on 'Women & Harassment at work place' on 14 April 1998
The workshop was discussion-oriented and the participants observed that there were grassroots problems responsible for overall discrimination against women and recommended ways of dealing with the problem. They discussed ways to prevent harassment by creating social awareness.
The final day of the course was to expose the participants to the situations they would encounter. They were taken to labour courts, the ILO-IPEC offices, to a regular police station and then to a women's police station. Certificates were awarded to the participants.
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