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Press Release: Doctors and residents demand meaningful action on health emergency caused by air pollution

On Thursday, Nov 14th, 2019 concerned residents donned masks and joined up with doctors outside of the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, where they held a press conference on the deeply worrying public health emergency resulting from toxic air pollution. Senior medical doctor and researcher, Dr Zulfiqar Mir, began the press conference with troubling statistics from a recent study, stating that approximately 135,000 people die prematurely every year in Pakistan due to air pollution. “Most of the deaths occur in Punjab, especially in Lahore. This is a public health emergency. We want the environmental, health and climate departments to take note of this critical issue.” According to the government's own clean air policies, emergency measures should be taken to reduce the air and safeguard the public's well-being. Yet too little is being done during the immediate crisis this winter, nor towards the required medium and long term measures to…

Women in Law KP Chapter launched with Session 1 on Rights of Women in Law and Sharia

Pakistan Human Rights Movement in Collaboration with #WomenInLaw #KPChapter and University of Home Economics organised a session on Rights and Privileges given to women by law and Islam: Nikkah, Dower, Maintenance, Divorce, Inheritance. The session was held on 18th of October 2019 at College of Home Economics, University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was led by Advocates Mehwish Muhib Kakakhel, Zeenat Muhib & Kainat Muhib. The session aimed to highlight the rights Pakistani law and Shariah has provided women in family sphere. Advocate Zeenat Muhib Kakakhel and Kainat Muhib Kakakhel explained clauses of Nikkahnama from legal perspective and how it is to be properly filled and where it is submitted for registration. Majority of the participants stated that prior to the training they were not aware of the clauses mentioned in Nikkahnama except that of Haq Mehr. Students were given an extensive study on dower, entitlement to maintenance of women…

Is Law For Me?

Wondering whether Law is for you or not? The Women in Law Initiative join hands with Quaid E Azam Law College to bring to you a series of conversations titled, "Law Matters at QLC with Women in Law". We are very excited to be launching this with an introductory session for students exploring law as an option. The session titled 'Is law For Me?' will help address some of the basic queries that students considering this degree may have towards the degree itself or the profession in general. It will also highlight the more intricate discussions with our panelists who, through their experience will share their journeys and help you navigate this field for you to be able to determine your prospects and areas of interest. Given how vast a law degree is and the number of options it can offer, and what path to take to reach those options…

Bar Elections and Voting: Representation through Voice and Active Participation

Women in Law Initiative in association with RMA & Co Advocates and Legal Consultants is hosting a joint session on “Bar Elections and Voting: Ensuring Representation through Voice and Active Participation” as part of women in law dialogue series on Saturday, 14th September, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at RMA & Co Office in Lahore (33 C, Main Gulberg, Lahore Pakistan). The session will provide information regarding voter registration process and a chance to interact with our guest speakers who have served as office bearers and cabinet members. The session will bring forward their success stories and their experiences whilst in office and how they overcame their challenges. We believe that engagement with bar members and participation in the representative process is an integral step towards advancement in the profession as well as towards contributing to a more inclusive and equal legal profession. It is our individual and collective…

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