Most cases of gender-based violence and discrimination never see the light of day. Survivors are simply too afraid to share and the justice process is complex and inaccessible. SAHR's role is to give them access by working with survivors and grassroots defenders in South Asia and the Middle East to make justice a reality. We will provide user-friendly legal resources to 50 survivors and defenders to help them seek reparations and accountability.
Most cases of gender-based violence and discrimination never see the light of day. Survivors are simply too afraid to share and speak truth to power. The pursuit of justice comes at the price of stigma, abuse, shame, and isolation. Even when there are laws to protect their rights, the laws are complex and inaccessible. This project will affect 50 survivors and legal defenders across South Asia and the Middle East to seek reparations, demand accountability, and restore dignity.
SAHR has 10 years of experience working with survivors and grassroots defenders across 7 countries to seek justice and reparations. Building on 20,000 hours of litigation experience, we know the importance of keeping the process survivor-centered. They define demands, participate in collecting robust evidence, craft with us innovative winning legal arguments, and challenge harmful gender-stereotypes along the way. SAHR will assist 50 women and defenders to seek reparations and accountability.
The long-term impact of access to justice is pervasive, touching on the most basic rights, including education, basic healthcare, and dignified work. By increasing access to justice for women, we can extend better support to hundreds, even thousands of grassroots lawyers and encourage more women to come forward and push for legal solutions; set new precedents such as seeking reparations and spark a social movement to reform attitudes and policies towards women worldwide.