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Sidra Humayun

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Known For: Coordinator, WAR Against Rape (Lahore, Pakistan)
Country: Pakistan

About

Sidra Humayun is the coordinator at WAR Against Rape, a Lahore-based NGO dedicated to building a sensitized society free from gender-based oppression, discrimination, exploitation, and violence. Sidra has been with WAR since 2005. WAR works to help survivors of rape using legal, psychological, and medical means, and improve laws relating to rape and other forms of sexual abuse through advocacy and lobbying.  Over the past six years, she has worked tirelessly with women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, providing them with counseling and direct support. She has also worked to ensure that Lahore’s criminal justice and medical systems, and the surrounding areas of Pakistan’s Punjab province, respond effectively to the complex needs of victims of sexual abuse.

Sidra has attended several advocacy and development trainings by the Church World Service in the Pakistan/Afghanistan region, on topics such as Advocacy and Lobbying, Nonviolent Communications, and Organizational Development Human Rights and Peace and Conflict-(Bangkok). She also facilitated a training on Gender Sensitization, and has conducted sessions with various Pakistani organizations to raise awareness on Sexual Abuse Survivor protocol and code of conduct, Sexual Harassement at Work place, Medico-Legal System in Pakistan. 

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