AGHS celebrates International Women’s Day

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Posted November 25, 2018 from India

In order to commemorate the achievements of women in political, social, economic arenas, AGHS Legal Aid Cell celebrated the International Women’s Day with the team members of their paralegal training project here on Tuesday.

On the occasion, talking about the challenges faced by women, AGHS Director and rights activist Asma Jahangir said, ‘Women have advanced but not enough to meet the challenges of the world that is turning more conservative. There is dire need to give them more awareness regarding their rights.”

Talking to journalists, AGHS Legal Aid Cell media officer Amina Hassan said that the purpose of celebrating International Women’s Day with our paralegal team was to make them aware about the importance of such training programs on broader perspective. ‘These women are here from different backgrounds so there awareness regarding their own rights is imperative and difficult too’.

Amina said that every year AGHS Legal Aid cell gave education of subsidiary legal matters to more than 120 women. In this paralegal training program, AGHS provided training and awareness to the women from different walks of life. These paralegal women were health workers, homeopathic doctors, students and other field workers.

“The agenda behind their selection is to select a woman which can give further paralegal training to other community women,” said Amina.

She added that this year AGHS welcomed more than 120 members to its paralegal team. Out of these 120 members, along with 90 women, 30 men were also included in this training program. This change in the project envisaged to give awareness to men of society regarding women laws and to sensitize men too regarding gender discrimination in the society.

Paralegal Field Officer Rahat Gull said that in this paralegal project, AGHS also took their paralegal team members to shelter homes, lady police stations and court to get better understanding towards the laws regarding violence and harassment against women, inheritance laws, laws regarding marriage and divorce – all those laws which were created to protect the rights of women. “We are taking all the steps to ensure women empowerment in the country,” said Rahat.

Paralegal Training Director Aimen Bucha said that women’s empowerment could be achieved through awareness building and political action. Organizing women was an imperative for ensuring a potent fight for the rights of women.

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Tamarack Verrall
Nov 25, 2018
Nov 25, 2018

Dear Madar,

(Am I correct in Madar meaning "Mother")? A big welcome to WorldPulse. How exciting to read about this training of para-legal work being done to assist women in understanding their rights, and with such an extensive plan with a paralegal team in place to broaden work by training an ever widening circle of paralegals. I love that such attention is being paid to women knowing their rights in your area. Good news too that men are becoming involved in speaking out about rights for women. The combination of awareness building and political action is a potent force. Congratulations and a big welcome to WorldPulse!

In sisterhood,
Tam

Jill Langhus
Nov 26, 2018
Nov 26, 2018

Hi Madari,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your post and the work of AGHS. It's great that you're spreading so much knowledge and awareness around women's legal rights in your area. Are you the founder of AGHS? Does it have more than one branch? And, do you have a website and/or social media page(s) for us to follow?

Hope you're having a great day!

Lisbeth
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018

Welcome to world pulse and thanks for sharing your article with us.
Greetings

Ngala Nadege
Dec 16, 2018
Dec 16, 2018

Great work sister and keep up. Nice picture there . It tells a lot too.

SanPatagonia
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hi Madari,
Welcome to WP!
I found your post really interesting... and the whole project, indeed, which was unknown to me. It's a powerful action. No woman can stand for a right she's not aware of. Simple, and yet so frequently forgotten...
I read "the challenges of the world that is turning more conservative" and it really stroke me as a fact. Though it may seem we're evolving and micro-revolutions are on our side, I have the strong feeling that wave is also on the counterpart. Good insight.
Thanks for your voice and I look forward to reading more of it!

Beth Lacey
Feb 12
Feb 12

Welcome to World Pulse!

Phionah Musumba
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hey Madari!
It is not everyday that women are celebrated for anything in their back yard.
Amazing what you are doing creating awareness and advocating for the rights of women in India.
Go go go!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Madar,
Thank you for sharing you post. It is really nice and exciting to hear that men are now accepting women's rights. Continue with the good work and looking forward to many more of your posts.
Have a great day

Paulina Nayra
May 23
May 23

Congratulations to a successful International Women's Day celebration. The work that you do on educating women on their rights and training paralegals who can train and provide legal assistance to women is laudable. Yes, organize... organize... organize!

Hello, Madari,

How are you doing? Thank you for writing about paralegal work assisting women. I wonder if you have updates?

Welcome to World Pulse! Kindly check the Resources Page, I saw a lot of opportunities for India there. Please keep writing!