The project was designed to address the issue of gender based violence against women that has become an endemic in Pakistani society and is taking a very heavy toll on the confidence, self-esteem and physical, mental and psychological health and even life of the targeted girls and women. It aimed at elimination /mitigation of the effects of the below listed factors that become instrumental in pacing up the discriminatory and violent behavior and conduct against women.

The activities that were carried out led to the public's awareness of where the policy was implemented, which was in the villages and at the South Sulawesi province level. Overall the activity that was carried out has given an overview to the public about the series of activities that took place during the period of March to July 2009. The series of activities are as follows:

1.1              Public Campaign (Mass Action and Brochures Distribution)

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) was founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistan’s Agenda 21. SDPI's research program is multi-disciplinary and problem-oriented. It is an iterative and flexible program that evolves and changes with policy needs, research capacity and interest. There has been negligible research to determine how many women own land and how many control land.

Inheritance Reform of Rights at Home project of Sisters in Islam is a progressive Muslim women's rights group.

The WIPR Working Group participated in the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing+15 (Oct 22-24 October 2009, Quezon City, Philippines) by producing a position paper “Addressing men-made disasters: how women have been dispossessed of rights to land, food security and livelihood”, which waspresented on its behalf by Roya Rahmani at the Forum.


Ms.Khawar Mumtaz is a renowned Pakistani develoment activist and writer on Gender and Reproductive Health issues. She is associated with Shirkat Ghah, Women Resource Centre, Lahore,Pakistan.
She is a lecturer at the University of Indonesia's School of Law who is also the chairwoman of the Women and Gender Studies Center of the University of Indonesia, and holds a doctorate degree in anthropology of law. Sulisyowati, who recently launched her book Runtuhnya Sekat Perdata and Pidana: Studi Peradilan Kasus Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan (The Fall of the Wall between Crime and Civil Cases: Court Studies on Violence against Women Cases). Sulisyowati is currently a member of the Asian Initiatives on Legal Pluralism.

Kyai Hussain is one of a few religious leader who fights against the injustice against women. He promotes the needs of reinterpretation of religious text, both Koran and hadith, especially those create subordination and oppression of women. He believes that the only way for holy books is referred as guidance is by reinterpreting it in accordance with current context. Kyai Hussain is a lecturer as well as care taker in Dar al-Tauhid Arjawinangun, a religious school in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.

Mark Cammack is Professor of Law specializing in Islamic and comparative law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles California. He received his BA in Asian Studies from the Brigham Young University and his JD from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of Advanced Criminal Procedure in a Nutshell, co-editor with R. Michael Feener of Islamic Law in Contemporary Indonesia, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on Islamic law and Indonesian legal institutions.
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