Amelia Rubin’s Journey
Amelia is a certified volunteer community-based paralegal associated with the Community Development Programme (CDP) in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and a bachelor’s student at the Kohat University of Science and Technology.
She completed her Provincial Training of Trainers in 2014 in Peshawar, an initiative funded by the European Union (EU) and organized by UNDP’s Strengthening Rule of Law Project and the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP).
Amelia has been working with community-based organizations (CBOs) as a social mobilizer and community-based paralegal since 2014. She particularly enjoyed training sessions on basic human rights and has herself delivered 15 legal awareness sessions to 525 women in Bannu.
She also works with temporary-displaced persons (TDPs) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where she speaks to the women of families to teach them about their rights and help them access justice more easily.
“Paralegals understand the problems of their communities. I am giving my best to support the rights of marginalized people. I strongly believe that in future, there will be more women like me with the same spirit,” says Amelia.