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Free Legal Aid Initiative - Empowering Marginalized Communities

A great enthusiasm is required to empower marginalized commodities especially where access to justice frequently appears more as a privilege than a basic right. Rehmani Welfare Trust (RWT) emerges as a pivotal source of support for marginalized communities through its provision of free legal aid services. RWT is well versed with the systemic barriers that prevent many individuals from accessing legal recourse and feels that justice is not just a lofty ideal but a tangible reality for all. Therefore, RWT has established a network of dedicated legal professionals through its units to ensure justice for marginalized communities. RWT is providing the following services for people.

i. Strong commitment to upholding the rights and dignity of every individual, regardless of their socio-economic status or ethnic group.

ii. Provision of wide range of legal services to marginalized communities, including legal advice, representation in court proceedings, mediation, and advocacy on issues affecting their rights and well-being.

iii. Encompassing holistic support for marginalized communities facing various forms of injustice and discrimination which includes assistance to victims of domestic violence, advocating for the rights of children, defending the land rights of indigenous communities.

iv. Empowering communities with knowledge of their legal rights and responsibilities. Through legal awareness campaigns, workshops, and community outreach programs, RWT educates marginalized individuals about their rights under the law and equips them with the tools to assert and defend those rights effectively. By fostering legal literacy and empowerment, RWT not only addresses immediate legal needs but also contributes to long-term systemic change.

The impact of RWT's free legal aid initiatives extends far beyond the courtroom. By securing justice and redress for individuals facing injustice, RWT not only restores their rights but also restores their faith in the legal system and society at large. Moreover, by challenging unjust laws and practices, RWT contributes to broader efforts to build a more just and equitable society where the rule of law applies equally to all and every individual can live with the dignity in the society.

Nourishing Communities: Rehmani Free Dasterkhuwan's Initiative for Free Meals

Economic hardships and high inflation are major causes of food insecurity in our society. It is a dire need to support food insecure people around us. Rehmani Welfare Trust (RWT) has initiated a compassionate program called “Rehmani Free Dasterkhuwan’s” (RFD). At the heart of RFD is a deep commitment to compassion, solidarity and recognizing that access to nutritious meals is a fundamental human right. This initiative aims to address the basic need of nutritious meals of people. It is planned to provide free food to needy people. Through RFD, RWT endeavors to nourish bodies and uplift spirits, ensuring that no one goes to bed hungry in the area it serves.

RWT's dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to prepare and distribute meals to individuals and families facing food insecurity. These meals are served with dignity and respect, affirming the inherent worth and dignity of every individual, irrespective of their circumstances. Operating in areas where poverty and hunger are prevalent, RFD serves as a vital lifeline for many marginalized communities through the following activities.

i. i. Whether it's providing cooked hot meals to all individuals on the streets, or offering uncooked food packages to struggling families (Ramzan package and delivery of food baskets in Corona), RWT's initiative ensures that no one is left behind in the struggle against hunger. It is pertinent to mention here that while rendering all these services it is ensured that self-respect of the individuals is not compromised.

ii. ii. In addition to addressing immediate hunger needs, RFD also advocates for systemic change to combat food insecurity at its root. Through policy advocacy, community organizing, and partnerships with local authorities and stakeholders, RWT works to address the underlying causes of poverty and hunger, such as unemployment, lack of access to education, and inadequate social safety nets. By advocating for policies that promote food sovereignty, equitable distribution of resources, and social justice, RWT aims to create a more just and food-secure society for all.