The Legal Aid & Support Center has become a sustainable forum for provision of legal assistance to victimized women in matters relating inheritance etc. The Legal Aid & Support Center had two legal consultants for consultation of women inheritance issues and other family laws. Also the legal aid center having a Mufti (Honorary envoy) for issuing fitwa of inheritance in written shape for agreement of both parties male and female, this fitwa having a legal status in court and religiously status in shariat and traditionally status in jirga system of the targeted society. The Legal Aid & Support Center provided IEC materials also to visitors.
Target: Provision of free legal aid to maximum victimized women in matters relating inheritance etc
Achievement: The LASC has become a sustainable forum for provision of free legal assistance to victimized women in the targeted area.
Legal Aid and Support Center
Deliverable Description: Two lawyers (one male and one female) were full time consultants of the Legal Aid & Support Center. They were providing legal information and legal assistance to victimized women in cases of inheritance and other related issues.
More than 354 victimized women and men benefited from the Legal Aid & Support Center in the project whole period (three years).
The IEC materials are also there to facilitate those who visited the legal center. The field staff and the members of the GJ Committees also refer people to the center for legal assistance.
314 victimized women registered their issue and got assistance and other relevant information form the Legal Aid & Support Center during the whole period of project.
16 female cases of inheritance rights referred to court for proceedings there 6 cases withdraw after successful reconciliation with their brothers and other family members.
06 cases of family laws of victimized women prepared and filed in the court for further proceedings.
129 victimized women got FITWAHs from Mufti (District khateeb) for support of their inheritance cases in court and in local Jirga.
169 victimized women got assistance and information regarding CNIC information, vote information, Zakat and Bait ul mal information etc.
24 victimized and poor men also registered their inheritance issues and got legal assistance from the Legal Aid & Support Center.
20 victimized and poor men also got FITWAHs from mufti for support f their inheritance case in court and in Jirga.
During the project whole period (three years) there were arranged 96 advocacy and social mobilization events on both male and female sides in collaboration with Gender Justice Committees and local stakeholders.
60 events on female side and 36 events on male side in which 1264 female and 1032 male participated especially in advocacy and mobilization sessions.
All the above participants/individuals played the role of resource person for referring the victimized women in matters relating inheritance to Legal Aid & Support Centre for guidance and legal assistance.
In the mobilization sessions the following information were delivered to the participants;
- Detailed information regarding women inheritance rights etc
- Role and responsibility of Legal Aid & Support Centre
- Role of legal consultants
- Distribution of project publications, BCC and IEC materials etc
The beneficiaries of social mobilization played the role of a bridge in facilitation of the victimized women in matters relating inheritance and the Legal Aid & Support Centre.