Women Workers Help Line (WWHL)
is working from last 10 years and is playing an effective
role in providing services to the victims of violence, abuse
and exploitation particularly the hildren and women who are
most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society.
This year WWHL collaborated
with LHRLA to act as a focal point of Madadgaar National
Helpline in Punjab. Madadgaar is Pakistan’s first Helpline
111-911-922 for children & women suffering from violence,
abuse and exploitation. Madadgaar Helpline provides
telephonic counselling, face to face counseling, and
counseling to walk-in survivors, crisis intervention,
guidance, legal advices, legal aid and referral services to
children and women.
Madadgaar is being scaled up on National level with the help
of Plan- International having focal points in each
provincial capital; Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.
WWHL is working as a focal point in Lahore with support of
LHRLA. As Helpline serves as a centre point from where
survivor can get help regarding the problem they are facing.
Madadgaar Helpline is going to establish now in other three
provinces of Pakistan.
Ceremony of Madadgaar National Helpline was held at
provincial level in Lahore on 21st may, 2012 at HOTEL
AMBASSADOR in cooperation with Women Workers Help Line (WWHL)
and Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA).
Honorable Mrs. Zakia Shah Nawaz, adviser to Chief Minister
Punjab Was CHIEF GUEST at this occasion.
In this regard,
Madadgaar Lahore and WWHL invited the Following honorable
Guest and speakers from Civil Societies, private
Organizations, and Government line departments:
Mrs. Zakia Shah Nawaz
Chief Minister Punjab
Ahmed Awan, President LHRLA
Nasira Jawed Iqbal
Mohammad Aslam (DG) Director General Social Welfare,
Women Development and Bait.Ul.Maal, Punjab.
Qadoos Akhtar Director Admin, Social Welfare, Women
Development and Bait.Ul.Maal, Punjab
Misbah, President Diplex (Smile Again Foundation) For
acid Burn Victims
Ghani,Focal Person, Ombudsman Punjab.
Mateen DSP, Lahore
Akbar,Social Walfare Officer, Child Protection & Welfare
Riaz, Deputy Director NGOs, Social Welfare, Women
Development and Bait.Ul.Maal, Punjab
Majeed Director Sanjog Organization
Fazil,Member Working committee ,War Against Rape.
Tariq, Spokes Person,Labour party Pakistan
Bukhsh Awan, Chairman, The Sincere Foundation
ceremony was started with the formal introduction of
Madadgaar Helpline. Azra shad chairperson WWHL Came to the
stage and she worthily welcome Chief Guest, honourable
Speakers and all the representatives of the different
organizations and all the participants of the ceremony, she
expressed her feeling and pleasure while talking about Help
line’s procedure, she thoroughly told about Women Struggle
for peace and their rights and how they are getting their
rights, and the role of Madadgaar and Wwhl for attaining
their goals., Azra Shad also said in her speech that Women
Workers Help Line (WWHL) has signed a project with Lawyers
for Human Rights & Legal Aid (LHRLA) to be a part of
Madadgaar National Helpline WWHL is acting as Focal Point in
Province Punjab. Then a presentation was given by Fizzah
gardezi on the working strategies and work plan of Madadgaar
National Helpline.She Thoroughly told that Madadgaar
Provides telephonic counselling, face to face counselling to
walk-in survivors, crisis intervention, guidance, legal
advises and legal aid and referral services to children and
women. She further brief that this project will work to
serve as the first point of contact for victims of violence,
abuse and exploitation through guidance and referrals to
LHRLA Mr Zia ahmed awan gave his speech, He heartedly
Welcome all the honourable guests, speakers, and all the
participant. He highly appreciated MADADGAAR Lahore team’s
working and afforts, He briefly told about Madadgaar working
and also gave a very happy and good news that all over Asia
child help line’s have 4 digit numbers, and now with the
collaboration of Ministry of Human rights permitted PTA to
install MADADGAAR NATIONAL HELPLINE a 4 digit number that
is really an honor for Pakistan first child helpline,
MADADGAAR NATIONAL HELPLINE.
mateen on behalf of CCPO Lahore Aslam Tareen, acknowledged
Madadgaar’s working and also told the current situation of
the city crime rate and told that people are very depressed
and Madadgaar give them pleasure, he ensured that for all
kind of legal help and assistance
with you. He said Zia awan took a bold step by establishing
such a wonderful child Helpline in Pakistan.
Iqbal appreciated Zakia Shah Nawaz and all the speakers for
their presence and participation, she said i was depressed
before coming here that to which i should write the
situation of the city, now i got the solution by coming here
i am very clear and satisfied now for the solutions of the
children and women. She appreciated working of azra shad.
Then Farooq Tariq, spokes person labour party Pakistan,
shared his comments.
Honorable Chief guest, Mrs. Zakia Shah Nazwaz thanks all the
speakers, and all the present individuals, stakeholders and
all guests, she highly appreciated Madadgaar team and their
work, she appreciated Zia Awan, Azra Shad, for their bold
step for youth. She said, me and my all best wishes are with
you and for yours noble cause. She admired Madadgaar
working, their stretegies and work, she ensured that she is
in all aspects is with Madadgaar, She said i am all time
available for the help of Madadgaar team. In the end Shields
were distributed to the Chief Guest and all the speakers and
Madadgaar’s Lahore Team.
In the end azra shad Chairperson WWHL thanks all the
participants, to the chief guest, and the speakers.