Friday, December 19, 2008

Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)

Ain o Salish Kendro (ASK), is a legal aid and human rights resource centre. It provides free legal aid to the poor- women, workers and child workers. It has a special consultative status with UNECOSOC. ASK is a membership organisation, started by nine founding members (4 women and 5 men). ASK's legal activism has led to public campaigns and advocacy in defense of individual and group rights within a framework of democracy. Besides providing free legal aid, ASK seeks to create awareness of legal and human rights so as to empower citizens to negotiate their rights. It is committed to campaigning for reform of discriminatory and repressive laws to eliminate systemic social, legal and political discrimination.

ASK's strategies to access justice focus on:
Creating Awareness of Legal and Human Rights
Providing legal support and social support
Advocacy for Reform

Visit ASK's website

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