Join Students Defender
Facing Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation or Sexual Misconduct? Do you wanna protect yourself and want to participate in trainings, seminars and workshops regarding Sexual Harassment? If answer is YES than join Students Defender. SD defend and sustain your rights at Pakistan’s colleges and universities.
Welcome to Students Defender
Preventing and effectively addressing sexual harassment of women in colleges and universities in Pakistan is a significant challenge. A systemwide change to the culture and climate in our nation’s colleges and universities can stop the pattern of harassing behavior from impacting the next generation of women entering science, engineering, and medicine.
Female harassment in Pakistan is becoming more common in universities, as thousands of harassment cases have been reported in universities. Teachers in the universities have unlimited authority and use their powers to exploit students, especially female ones.
According to Dukhtar foundation, a non-government organization, they have received more than 20,741 complaints, astonishingly, 16981 complaints – 82% of the total – were filed by female students of different universities. The complaints received from the universities are regarding professors/lecturers’ sexually harassing female students.
In some cases, the university harassment committee members were also found involved in harassing students, so normally the female students hesitates while approaching the university harassment committee as they usually protect their colleagues.
Kashmala Tariq, Federal Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment, while sharing her views in an event, she said that a major cause of harassment in universities is the semester system which empowers the teachers to exercise unlimited influence.
Whether you are facing Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Hazing or Abusive Behavior or Sexual Misconduct or unjustified disciplinary action by your campus, you have the right to defend yourself and protect your future.
Students Defender work extensively with young people, specially students, through trainings and sensitization campaigns that help develop a stronger identity and the confidence in them. Our approach to mass media campaigns across the country to change behaviors and attitudes, and create a cultural shift and make Students Harassment unacceptable. Students Defender will also provide free legal assistance to victims of sexual harassment through a network of hundreds of lawyers across the country.
Our Vision/ Mission
Our Vision We envision a Ideal environment where all students have the freedom to move through campus and public space, participate in academic life, and reach their full potential.
Our Mission Our mission is to end female harassment in all its forms at Pakistan’s colleges and universities by transforming the culture that perpetuates harassment and discrimination.
Students Defender Helpline
People can avail help by calling this number (+92) 335 3305500 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It gives legal advice, counseling and referral system to the victims of harassment.
Syed Salman Akbar Rizvi
Head Media Coordinator Hub
Syed Salman Akbar Rizvi is a Social Worker, Journalist , Uk Times Newspaper Columnists , Anchor Person, Motivational Speaker And Vice President of Writer club Uk.View All