Rahnuma-FPAP decided to celebrate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence; an international campaign by reaching out to women in Lahore Jail. It is important to note that those who witness or experience domestic violence themselves are often found inflicting. The intervention was aimed to have a catalytic effect and generate discourse on gender based violence. Looking at the initiatives on domestic violence, most of them deal with the outcomes of the violent relationships such as setting up shelters, crisis centers, counseling centers and legal aid centers. The purpose of the intervention was to make a direct contribution to the prevention of domestic violence. The activity aimed at tackling domestic violence by promoting the respect of human rights, sensitizing the women inmates and management at the Lahore Jail and the public at large to advocate for change and challenge the acceptance of violence and empowering victims of domestic violence through information sharing. Through this intervention 28 male and 9 female of Jail staff and 180 women inmates were sensitized and made aware on Human Rights, SRH Rights and Violence against Women. Counselling services were provided to 65 women, medical services to 82 women and legal advice to 124 women.
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