Human Rights and Governance

WESS interventions in sub sector resulted to create an institutional mechanism for addressing challenges of good governance by bringing together potential groups, building their capacity and transforming them into one unit. The self-sustained forums, organizations and networks worked as an autonomous body and promoted awareness on rights guaranteed to the citizen in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan. The capacity of these group were also enhanced on constitutional rights and rule of law. WESS projects in sub sector intervened at the grass root level also focused on universities, press club, bar councils, women, media, Lawyers, and other public representatives at the union council level. In order to create momentum in the targeted groups, various thematic events and capacity building measures were undertaken which significantly contributed towards good governance and human rights. WESS has completed 05 projects under sub sector.

Demographic Coverage

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Beneficiaries Detail

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Institutional Building

In this sub sector WESS has formed 270 male and 310 female community groups. Whereas 2,800 males and 3,175 females became part of these groups. WESS had also delivered 210 female and 180 male CMST trainings to the members of community groups.

WESS also supported the local government system under sub sector. In this regard WESS had formed 55 male and 38 female CCBs-Citizen Community Boards in targeted areas.

As a result of WESS interventions 89% of forum members trained and gained significant knowledge about good governance, rule of law and transitional justice. 100% of the targeted groups and their intuitional heads were trained in Leadership Management Skills which resulted in improved advocacy and better policy implication for human rights in line with Pakistan’ constitution.

Impact

In this sub sector WESS has formed 270 male and 310 female community groups. Whereas 2,800 males and 3,175 females became part of these groups. WESS had also delivered 210 female and 180 male trainings to the members of community groups.

WESS also supported the local government system under sub sector. In this regard WESS had formed 55 male and 38 female CCBs-Citizen Community Boards in targeted areas.

As a result of WESS interventions 89% of forum members trained and gained significant knowledge about good governance, rule of law and transitional justice. 100% of the targeted groups and their intuitional heads were trained in Leadership Management Skills which resulted in improved advocacy and better policy implication for human rights in line with Pakistan’ constitution.

Apart from above Awareness of Lawyers committees resulted in smooth access of these masses to justice and the availability of legal counselling at door step with legal representation and legal information. Issues like SGBV were also dealt from the platforms of WESS established forms and communities, which significantly enhanced the knowledge of targeted groups on rights of women. Mass awareness campaigns through print and electronic media sensitized the population of targeted districts to positive change. Media played a vital role for effective citizens’ voice and awareness at gross root level. Advocacy campaigns through mentioned events and activities contributed in understanding citizens’ rights and promoting the projects advocacy theme.