Women Resource Centre

Mukhtar Mai Women’s Resource Center was established in 2008 and is based in Meerwala. The Women’s Resource Centre provides following services and facilities:

  • Resource Centre office provides reception and intake services to the survivors of violence. MMWWO estimates 400 to 500 intakes of cases every year at the Centre.
  • The staff prepares necessary documentation and files of each complaint and shall refer the cases to the relevant departments of MMWWO e.g. for legal aid, shelter, medical treatment,psychological support etc and also refers cases to various state departments e.g. Land department, police etc.
  • During 2007, MMWWO has provided legal & para aid and shelter to at least 479 cases of women through Mukthar Mai Women’s Resource Centre and Shelter Home. The cases of women’s rights violations included domestic violence, rape, murder, forced & child marriage, acid burning, abduction, police highhandedness.
  • The cases which didn’t involve the litigation were referred to various government departments and institution for redress e.g. police station to register FIR, Land department for issues related to land etc.

HOTLINE SERVICE
Hotline provide telephone service for the survivors including initial intake, provision of information and identification of cases for services including emergency response, shelter, medical, legal, and psychological. However the services are not provided over the phone and are referred to the services offered in the Resource Centre.

MOBILE UNIT
Mobile Unit is a transportation system to respond to emergency cases, transport of staff and beneficiaries to the hospital, courts, & lawyers etc. The transportation is available to the survivors in the Muzaffargarh and Multan districtsin emergency conditions e.g. women in the shelter (pregnant women & other medical emergencies; court proceedings), on call for an immediate response to the cases of the women victims to save their lives e.g. honour killing, domestic violence, vani etc. A social worker, lawyer, and security guard accompany the mobile unit as per need.

RESOURCE LIBRARY
The availability of the library in one of the most remote area of South Punjab shall contribute in capacity building of the MMWWO staff, teachers and students at Mukhtar Mai Model Girls School. The library shall also provide opportunities to the college & university students, researchers, journalists, NGOs, CBOs, social workers and human rights activists.

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