International Human Rights Reporting Obligations
- Bridge substantive and procedural knowledge-gaps with respect to Pakistan’s international human rights reporting obligations
- Create a greater understanding of where Pakistan features within the international human rights system and how Pakistan’s international human rights commitments shape it legislative and policy frameworks.
The Training Modules provide sequentially presented instructional units designed to support participants’ absorption of substantive and procedural information on Pakistan’s international human rights commitments and reporting obligations. Each module forms a discrete element of a broader thematic area. The modules provide information, concepts and reference to the Pakistani context that enables target trainees and instructors to emerge from the training with not just information but a keen appreciation for its application within both Pakistan and the international human rights system.
Gender Sensitization with Police
- Sensitize Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) on transgender issues and unique challenges.
- Improve understanding of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2018, among the LEAs.
- Increase trust in the LEAs by the transgender community.
- Present Draft Guidelines for Police Engagement with Transgender Citizens and set timelines for feedback and finalization of draft guidelines.
- Organize awareness sessions with transgender community on the new SOPs of police.
Human Rights Communications and Advocacy
A “Helpline for Legal Advice on Human Rights Violations” has been established in the Ministry of Human Rights as PSDP project during fiscal year 2014-15 to address the issue of human rights violation in the country. Initially a UAN (111-664-775) was allocated to the Helpline, which was successfully supplanted with a short code of 1099 in November 2015.
The helpline is now a permanent part of the MoHR and it is successfully converted from development to non-development.