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

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

This petition was 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

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