Raahnuma is a site providing information, support and resources for anyone who is undergoing abuse, for friends and families of victims who are seeking help, and for allies who are working in the field to provide advocacy and direct services to survivors.
Raahnuma aims to be a one-stop resource that guides people on what to do, were to go, who to contact, and how to seek relief from violence and abuse. We offer step-by-step procedures on getting justice, making sure that those accessing our site are aware of both the resources available to them, as well as the gaps in the present criminal justice system. We include contact information of service-providers such as NGOs, legal aid agencies, police headquarters and hospitals.
Raahnuma also raises awareness about prevention strategies, how to stop violence from occurring in the first place, and what people can do to support survivors and decrease the incidence of violence in their communities.
Violence Against Women
Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers, oppressing women and violating their basic human rights.
Violence against women takes many forms. Some that are common in Pakistan are:
- Sexual, physical or emotional violence
- Sexual harassment by authority figures
- Trafficking for prostitution and forced labour
- Fire and acid burn cases
- Child marriages
We at Raahnuma are committed to creating a world free of violence, abuse and oppression. We ask you to join us – make it your responsibility to end violence against women in all of its forms. Together we can make a change!
This initiative was made possible through a small grant provided under the MDG3 project by Bytes for All (B4All) and P@SHA. This project is supported by Take Back the Tech (TBTT), a collaborative campaign for women to take control of and use technology to end Violence Against Women. This website is developed in collaboration with PeaceNiche, a non-profit organization that promotes culture and social justice.