About Us

AGHS Law is a human rights and legal aid organization operating in Pakistan since 1980. It was the first legal aid organization established in the country. The major focus of the organization has been the rights of women, children and minorities in Pakistan. Over the years, however, the necessity to respond to the demands of a growing civil society and needs of an increasingly marginalized population, the organization expanded its scope of concern to several categories of disadvantaged sectors of the society. It has been an objective of the organization to use legal aid and related initiatives for the promotion, protection and implementation of human rights. Because of the work it has carried out over the past two decades and the initiatives it has pioneered in the field of human rights the organization has been able to establish good relationship within the civil society in Pakistan. AGHS is also an important partner in several human rights and NGO networks at the national, regional and international levels. The experience that the organization has gained, especially in the area of women’s and children’s rights, has enabled it to influence public opinion, policy initiatives, law making and standard setting not only nationally, but also through the regional and international forums.