Protect Women's Rights Organisations in the Tribal Regions of Pakistan
  • Petitioning Mr Raza Bashir Tarar

This petition will be delivered to:

Pakistan's Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN
Mr Raza Bashir Tarar
Head of Chancery, Pakistan mission to the UN
Mr. Sahebzada Ahmad Khan
UNICEF Representative for Pakistan
Mr Dan Rohrmann
Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, New York
H.E. Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon
Minister of State for Education and Trainings, Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Ikram
Head of Chancery, Pakistan mission to the UN
H.E. Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Frank La Rue
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
Ms. Margaret Sekaggya

Protect Women's Rights Organisations in the Tribal Regions of Pakistan

    1. Petition by

      Safe World for Women

A Pakistan grassroots NGO led by tribal women was targeted by a bomb blast at their office on 30th March, 2013.

SAWERA is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to social and economic development.

Their work focuses on marginalized sectors of the local communities, especially women and children, in one of the most dangerous regions in the country.

But, because of lack of government protection, they are in constant danger from militants.

In July 2012, the organisation's co-founder Farida Afridi was murdered on the way to her office.

The work of organisations like Sawera is vital to helping improve peace and security.

But they need our support.

Please sign the petition

Please also donate to the Farida Afridi Emergency Appeal

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Challenges to Promoting Equality, Peace and Security in FATA

      SAWERA's vision is to develop a just society based on equality, indiscrimination, honour and dignity, peace and security for all, and where all individuals are respected, regardless of status, tribe, ethnicity or religion.

      Based in Peshawar, and operating in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), promoting women's social and economic empowerment is a constant challenge, and work can be fraught with danger.

      The conflicts in Pakistan's northern borders with Afghanistan have severely damaged the local economy and adversely affected development in the area. In addition, existing cultural norms in FATA have bitter implications for tribal women. The literacy ratio of women in FATA is very low, compared to other parts of Pakistan. Health facilities are not commonly available for women and children. Where they are available, women do not have access.

    3. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Karen Lambie STATESBORO, GA
      • 8 months ago

      I implore you to do all in your power to protect these tribal women from all danger. The work they are doing for their community is invaluable.

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    • Imogen Jones OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      We need to encourage social change to come from individuals within troubled communities and to protect individuals working for charities

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    • STEVE WILLIAMSON PINCKNEYVILLE, IL
      • 10 months ago

      I FEEL THAT THESE WOMEN DESERVE THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE THANKS

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    • Mindy Markham CAMAS, WA
      • 11 months ago

      Women should be protected no matter where they work

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    • ayush jha INDIA
      • 12 months ago

      peace to world is from each and every small progress. let this happen, then we will progress.

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