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PLD is organizing a training workshop on the new laws relating to sexual violence, on October 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th of 2014. This workshop seeks to understand the challenges and working of each of the 3 laws on sexual offences in detail, and take stock of their implementation. The discussion would include:

-Gaining clarity on the three laws : the new offences, their scope, potential and limits
-Sharing legal/ paralegal strategies and experiences regarding our engagements with the new law
-Strategies for working through institutional inertia, morality discourses, victim blaming and counter-charges
-Understanding challenges specific to the application of these laws in different contexts
-Sharing, disseminating and receiving feedback on information material and resources on the new laws

This workshop will focus on strategies and application. All participants will be expected to being with them examples of challenges they navigated and successful strategies to contribute towards collective learning. This part of a series of initiatives by PLD on sexuality, sexual violence and law, to discuss, question, reflect and learn together. All those interested in participating may apply.

Duration and Methodology: In addition to the 4 days of the workshop, those who participate must allocate two extra days as travel time. This is a residential workshop. The participants will be required to read resource material given out, and may bring materials/films to share with others, and participate in sessions including in the evening sessions.

Who may apply- The workshop is open to activists with at least 3 years of experience, as lawyers, paralegals, social workers, academics and counselors. Affiliation to an organization or collective activism is desirable but not necessary. The workshop can accommodate about 25 participants. The resource pool will comprise of lawyers , researchers and academics with a background of activism on various facets of sexual violence.

Apply through application forms only. You can download the forms here.

Workshop dates: 1st October, 2014- 4th October, 2014

Registration Fee: A registration fee of Rs 1000 will be charged from participants.

Application form attached. Last date for applying : 31st August, 2014

 

TRAINING WORKSHOP IN OCTOBER ON THE THREE NEW LAWS RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE

PLD is organizing a training workshop on the new laws relating to sexual violence, on October 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th of 2014. This workshop seeks to understand the challenges and working of each of the 3 laws on sexual offences in detail, and take stock of their implementation. The discussion would include: -Gaining clarity on […]

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Report released by Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission reveals widespread sexual violence by the police

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has revealed in a report that almost 15% of all sexual assaults and honor killings in Afghanistan are carried out by the police. For over two years the Commission documented 124 cases of violence against women by police: 41 murders and 83 cases of rape. The report, rejected by the […]

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Afghan appellate court releases in-laws of child bride, after they had been convicted by lower court for torturing her

In a decision that is likely to land a serious blow to the hopes of a large number of women fighting cases of domestic and sexual violence in Afghanistan, an Appellate Court ordered the release of three members of a family who had been convicted and sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a lower court […]

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Domestic Violence Act passed by Sindh Assembly in Pakistan

The Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2013. The passage of this Act came after 5 years of struggle by the Aurat Foundation, in collaboration with activists, jurists, lawyers and women legislators. The Act defines domestic violence as inclusive of but not limited to, all acts of gender-based, and other physical or […]

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