UN-Habitat is conducting training sessions on Housing Land and Property Rights in Pakistan for women lawyers at 11 different cities. The first one-day session was held in Islamabad on 1st June, 2012 in which 30 female lawyers have been invited to participate.
The training sessions are based on a newly published guide by UN-Habitat on Land and Property Rights in Pakistan. The main objectives of these trainings are to raise awareness among development partners, humanitarian actors and students of law about the importance of land related interventions. 15 master trainers conduct the trainings by sharing practical experiences of UN-Habitat in the particular sector of land to help increase their interest and commitment towards this focal area in the future.
Phase I of the training session concluded on April 28th through which 207 participants were trained in 10 sessions. Keeping in account that only 34 were females attended the previous trainings, a second phase of training was organized in which 420 female lawyers will be participating. The objective of the Phase II training is to bring more women into the pool of those having firsthand knowledge on Housing land and Property Rights in Pakistan.
This trainings initiative aims at enhancing the capacity of government officials especially those working in the revenue department at district and provincial levels. It is an important step in enabling female lawyers to learn through knowledge sharing the complex land and property rights system in Pakistan and extend their expertise to women in Pakistan. The last session will be held on July 27th, 2012.