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Fight Against Covid- 19 Better Awareness; Increase Awareness.

Radio Program on COVID-19 Awareness:

Da Hawwa Lur is constantly struggling to raise the issues faced by women and transgender persons in KP during the COVID-19. We hosted a radio program where Project Officer Ms.Farhat Naz highlighted the importance of Psychological well-being during the lock down, President trans community Ms.Arzu talked about the issues faced by transgender persons and CEO Ms.Khurshid Bano highlighted the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on women, girls and transgender persons. Our radio program highlighted the increased rate of gender based violence during the situation of lock-down.

Distribution of Relief Packages and Hygiene Kits

Da Hawwa Lur has provided robust support to them by distribution of ration bags and Hygiene Kits and through Tele-counseling services. All the activities planned in response to COVID-19 went quite productive and fruitful.

To help provide relief to transgender community and poor households most affected by the lock-down due to COVID-19 threat, Da Hawwa Lur distributed 100 ration bags and 100 hygiene kits among transgender and women in district Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan and Charsadda to cushion COVID-19 effects and prevent its spread.

Tele-Counseling for Women, Girls and Transgender by Da Hawwa Lur

Aw baat karain ,Q k baat krna zarori hai;

Da Hawwa Lur initiated a free Tele-Counselling services for women, girls and transgender persons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a step to counter the stress, anxiety and fear caused during the lock-down because of COVID-19. The services were started from 1st May, 2020.The purpose of the initiative is to provide people with a platform where they can seek support in terms of coping with their mental stress and improve their mental health to better survive the impacts of COVID-19.

Digital Literacy Training of Women Home Based Workers in KP

Thirty (30) women home based workers were provided with diploma course on digital literacy and access to information technology leading to improvement in economic status of women and minimizing the role of middle man through e-commerce. The course was successfully completed by women home based workers in six months. The participants of the diploma course were provided with certifications. The women home based workers after successful completion of their course are passionate to use internet for marketing of their products.

Waging Peace through Dialogue

In response to the current global context in which people around the world are facing increasing attacks on their basic freedoms, and a culture of division is causing many of us to turn against each other, a campaign with the title ‘’SPEAK’’ has been created to raise awareness, break down barriers and build global solidarity. The campaign has been developed by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation.

Under this campaign, Da Hawwa Lur hosted a one day activity named ‘’Waging Peace through Dialogue’’ to highlight the importance of peace and to develop strategies by youth for peace building in communities and country as a whole.

Awareness sessions on Drug Harm Reduction by Young Leaders

Awareness sessions were done by the young leaders that were trained under our  program ”Drug Harm Reduction and Drugs Policies in Pakistan” with the aim of reaching out to the general public. These sessions were arranged in different settings and communities like young students were apprised on harm reduction by the young leaders in educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities. Some of the sessions and meetings were also conducted with the police officials in police stations with the focus on behaviour improvement of the police as they have to deal usually with the addicts and exhibit inhumane behaviour most of the time.

Legislative and policy reforms for women home based workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Project Objectives:
• To spread awareness among masses on policies, laws, issues and challenges of women home based workers.
• To involve women home based workers in process of legislative reforms for them
• To provide rights to women home based workers through legislative reforms
Project Brief:

Da Hawwa Lur team conducted mobilization campaign in the rural areas and district Peshawar of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to build up a strong team of women home based workers. During the course of time we have more than 400 registered women workers members now, which act as a bridge in local and rural communities to raise issue of women and labor rights.

Body set up for welfare of KP women

A women welfare body has been formed to resolve problems facing them in different fields in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The organisation, ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Working Women Union’ was inaugurated at the press club here on Tuesday. Dr Mehr Taj Roghani, adviser to the chief minister, was the chief guest. Several other women belonging to different walks of life, including MPAs Zareen Zia, Aysha Naeem, Tasleem, Rohi Zahir Shah, Neelum Turo, Insaf Lawyers Forum president Rubina Gilani and Maryam Bibi, were in attendance.

Sharing their observations, the participants said that female workers were facing different problems but they had no union (organisation) to raise voice for their rights.