Promoting Gender equality and improving access to justice for Female Survivors and Victims of Gender‐Based Violence
Access to justice for women and girls has been remained a multi-faceted issue with social, cultural and traditional challenges that limited to their equal participation, mobility and capacity to reach essential services. Women and youth girls are unable to travel to courts or police stations due to many hindrances including low level of literacy or lack of legal literacy, that’s why women and (youth) especially girls have less knowledge and lack awareness of their rights pro-women’s laws.
Baanhn Beli takes an initiative to implement gender response activities to address inequalities and discrimination through a gender perspective, across the spectrum of advocacy activities in different projects. This is of utmost importance as rural women are considered to be the agents of change to achieve economic, social and transformational goals set up and owned by them for their communities. Baanhn Beli prioritized gender justice and women’s rights, recognizing its centrality in transforming the lives of women, families and communities by establishing Legal aid camps at the doorsteps of at respective village level, organizing trainings on behavior change of youth men through gender sensitization to help and response to Gender-based violence in family and community. Baanhn Beli also established networks and alliances of youth to build inclusive cultures and end discrimination against women at the grass root level. Baanhn Beli had extensively engaged with the local district bar council, lawyers, ombudsman, police department, Sindh women’s rights and development, and Sindh human rights commission in women’s leadership projects.