“During disasters, Legal Rights Forum (LRF) has always been playing role in disaster management and in provision of emergency relief to communities. LRF is currently implementing COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Plans in its education; child protection; women empowerment and peace & resilience building programs in Sindh. In view of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, LRF has come up with a Policy Paper on “PROTECTION OF PAKISTANI PRISONERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC” which contains an updated data analysis on Overcrowding in Prisons; Women and Children in custody in Prisons and the Government’s Duty of Care to Prisoners in such a severe health emergency. The paper builds the argument based on data and presents a set of policy recommendations to protect prisoners during COVID-19 pandemic”
ABOUT LEGAL RIGHTS FORUM
Legal Rights Forum (LRF) is a registered not-for-profit organization working since 2007 in Pakistan. LRF envisions a democratic, just, peaceful and inclusive society wherein all citizens especially women, children, and marginalized communities may live with equal protection of law, self-respect and dignity. LRF strives to strengthen and advance the rule of law; improve access to justice; protect human rights; achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and reform criminal/civil justice system in Pakistan. LRF aims at: PROMOTION of Human Rights for all focusing on rights of Women, Children, Person with Disabilities, Minorities and Transgender; REFORMING the Criminal Justice System including Police, Prosecution, judiciary and Prison; REDRESSAL of anomalies in laws; and PROMOTE Democracy, Democratic Institutions, Good Governance, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Public Interest Litigation, Environmental Rights, Labor Rights, Child Rights, Youth Empowerment and Education for All.
What We Do
RULE OF LAW AND ACCESS
Democracy and Good Governance
Quality Education For All
Public Health Program
Women Empowerment Program
Children Rights and Youth Empowerment
Journalist Development Program
How we do
The LRF is strives for improvement of laws, policies and practices so that can be brought into line with international standers.
PROVIDING LEGAL ASSISTANCE
LRF providing pro-bono, cost effective legal assistance is aimed to ensuring access to justice for victims of discriminations.
Citizens’ lack of awareness of legal rights is the leading cause of the violation of their fundamental rights.
NETWORKING AND LINKAGES
LRF believes on mutual help and coordination in achieving common objectives through sharing of information.
Capacity building of youth as peace building ambassadors; law students and fresh law graduates as legal experts.
Organizational Development by providing legal service and facilitation in information about registration process & amendments.