‘Redemption’ is a small not for profit organization made up of courageous and committed defenders of human rights our mission is the promotion of prisoners’ rights and Restorative Justice in Pakistan. Founded in 2014 by human rights activist Arthur Wilson, the organization seeks to develop a sense of ‘Redemption’ in Pakistani society through reconciliation and the rehabilitation of prisoners back into society.
We provide free legal and investigative support to the poor and most vulnerable prisoners’ facing the harshest punishments in Pakistan. In addition to providing legal support, ‘Redemption’ works to campaign, educate, and inform. We campaign for the permanent abolition of the death penalty in Pakistan so as to make the right to life enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights a reality for everyone.
What We Do:
- We promote provide free legal and investigative support to the poor and most vulnerable prisoners’ facing the harshest punishments in Pakistan.
- We provide formal and informal education and skills training to prisoners, their children and their families.
- We work through the media to advocate on prisoners’ behalf, encouraging public debate on human rights issues specifically prisoners’ rights.
- We support the children and families of prisoners through sustainable projects, providing them with skilled based training through which they can earn healthy and break the cycle of crime due to poverty.
- We promote the abolition of the death penalty in Pakistan and encourage debate on the issue.
- We publish a monthly magazine “Awaz-e-Silasil” (Voices of the Bars) so as to make the voices of prisoners heard throughout Pakistani society.
- We conduct strategic litigation to effect systemic change.
Pursue justice and promote rights so as to transform the lives of victims and offenders, reconcile prisoners with society and restore broken communities.
That communities which have been torn apart by crime and a violent reaction to it be reconciled and healed.
That we live in a Pakistan free from state sponsored executions.