Female harassment is a disease spreading in our society. Whenever we hear the word "harassment" we think of a street bully or gangster but to our surprise, the cancer is spreading through one of the sacred places of society, the educational institutions. 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.
Generally, the university harassment committee members also involve in harassing students, so normally the female students hesitate while approaching the university harassment committee as they usually protect their colleagues.
Youth For Pakistan, a national level nonprofit organization partnered with Pakistan's two topmost human rights organizations; Network for Human Rights & Justice (NHRJ) and Pakistan International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO), and initiated Students Defender for the sole purpose of defending students across all universities in Pakistan for sexual harassment and
- To provide free psychological counseling, legal assistance, and social help to aggrieved students across the country.
- To arrange a series of sensitization workshops and seminars for both students and staff members across all universities in Pakistan.
- To create a network of lawyers across all districts in Pakistan to provide an aggrieved person with timely and free legal advice.
- To train Volunteers (Students Defender) in all universities across the country, to report sexual harassment cases.