An Overview of Laws Protecting Children in Pakistan

Abira Ishfaq in her presentation reviews child protection laws that seek to prevent exploitative child labour and violence against children, enable their constitutional right to education and shield them in the criminal justice system. She points out  that child protection, in general, can also be enhanced if laws prohibiting child…

HRCP writes to CM on rights violation

LAHORE: In a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairperson Asad Iqbal Butt has called for immediate action on persistent rights violations in the province. With violence against women, children and transpersons showing no signs of abatement, HRCP has recommended strengthening the Punjab…

Report notes use of AI for violence against females

LAHORE: A report has found a surge in the technology-facilitated gender based violence (TFGBV) in Pakistan in 2023 with nearly 2,500 cases reported in the year with significant rise of such complaints by women and marginalised groups, including girls. The year saw another alarming trend, i.e. the use of generative…

Report raises concerns over `dip` in children`s learning levels

Providing valuable insights into education of students aged between five and 16 years in Sindh, an annual report raises concern over a persistent dip in children’s ‘learning levels’ despite a ‘remarkable’ increase in enrolment rates in 2023. At the launch of the Annual Status of Education Report (Aser) here on 27…

Situation Analysis of Child Labour in Punjab

“Situation Analysis of Child Labour in Punjab” is a report by SFJPK which provides a concise overview of the situation analysis of child labour in Punjab. Punjab, the most populous province in Pakistan, faces significant challenges in addressing child labour. The Punjab Child Labour Survey (PCLS) 2019-2020 revealed that child…

Cruel Numbers 2023

Sahil’s annual report ‘Cruel Numbers 2023’ provides detailed analysis of child abuse cases reported in Pakistani media throughout the year. The report aims to document the scale of child sexual abuse (CSA) and other forms of violence against children to raise awareness and inform legal reform efforts. Key findings of…

Annual Status of Education Pakistan 2023 National Report – Urban and Rural

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Pakistan 2023 presents findings from the national household-based learning assessment conducted across both rural and urban areas of Pakistan. Methodology: Rural survey covered 151 districts, with 30 villages sampled per district and 20 households surveyed in each village. Urban survey covered 123 districts…

Annual Status of Education Pakistan 2023 – Provisional

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is a survey of the quality of education. ASER seeks to identify gaps in educational data by looking to provide a reliable set of data at the national level, that is comprehensive and, at the same time, easy to understand. This year, ASER…
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Over 4,200 children sexually abused in 2023, says Sahil

ISLAMABAD: The data compiled by Sahil shows that 11 children were abused every day in 2023, with mostly acquaintances and relatives involved in the heinous act. The statistics were reported in ‘Cruel Numbers 2023,’ a signature publication of Sahil, an NGO working for the welfare of children, launched on 29…

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