Virtual Legal Awareness Clinic – Women Empowerment
Virtual Legal Awareness Clinic – women empowerment was designed to provide legal awareness in a new normal, with all activities which took place in online platforms ensuring participation of everyone who are unable to attend a session physically due to travel restrictions. Conducting all activities virtual also enabled a wider outreach and engagement across the Maldives. This project addressed the need for island communities to get access to legal education and legal aid as its difficult to get access to lawyers in islands.
Main goal of this project was to empower women through legal awareness by educating women on their rights and responsibilities with a view towards building a generation of empowered women who strive to achieve equality and justice.
An overview of main activities that will be conducted under this project.
Under this activity we uploaded videos to social media under a series called “Awareness for Empowerment”. The videos were made on 6 topics, namely prevention of domestic violence, gender equality, family law, prevention of sexual harassment, employment law and decentralization which were uploaded to social media throughout the project.
Awareness videos were based on topics which were selected after considering the inquiries and request for legal assistance PILC has received over the years to better reflect the much-needed topics for legal awareness. Purpose of the videos is to let people know how to act in real life situations and get their rights through legal means.
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
Social media posts were be based on frequently asked questions on the topics and their answers.
ONLINE AWARENESS SESSIONS
Online Awareness sessions were conducted on broadly 6 topics namely prevention of domestic violence, gender equality, family law, prevention of sexual harassment, employment law and decentralization.
This project was supported by Australian High Commission Srilanka and Maldives and UNDP.