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Role of Parents to Protect Children

Adults and parents have a responsibility to create a world without child abuse and to protect children from sexual abuse. In this video, Ahsan Khan highlights the need to raise awareness about protective measures need to be taken by parents. Myths about child abuse and child neglect can put children at risk. So get informed and keep your children safe.…
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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…

Fistula and child marriages

Seema’s battle with fistula unveils the tragedy of early marriage, urging society to confront the intertwined dangers of child marriage and women’s health crises. Seema, a resident of Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan, received the title, ‘Woman of the Year’, not for her achievements, but for a fate imposed upon her…

Unicef Pakistan launches National Gender Strategy

ISLAMABAD: Unicef Pakistan on 30 April, 20204 launched its National Gender Strategy (2024-2027) to bring about lasting and transformative change for millions of girls between 10-19 years. Unicef said that if the strategy was implemented effectively from urban to rural areas, it could drive change, address inequalities and improve the…

Legal Reforms for Preventing Girls from Child Marriage

Child marriages remain a pressing issue globally, affecting the lives of millions of young girls. According to UNICEF, one in every six young women is married during childhood. To combat this harmful practice, the National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC) has taken significant steps towards legal reforms in…

NCRC letter on raising minimum age for marriage

NCRC is strongly advocating to raise the minimum marriageable age for girls to 18 years! The Commission has taken proactive steps by writing to provincial human rights and law departments in Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and ICT urging them to support this amendment and promptly present before the legislative assembly…

Govt fails to enact law for prevention of child marriage

MANSEHRA: With a significant number of child marriage cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is still without any legislation to effectively check underage wedlock. According to government`s Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Project, which has been launched in 10 of 38 districts of the province since 2021, child brides are the worst victims…
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Cleric on remand in another child abuse case

LAHORE: The Lahore police on 8 April 2024 obtained four-day physical remand of cleric Abubakar Muaviya in another child rape case lodged with the Shahdara Police Station. Police shifted the suspect to the police station for interrogation in the new child abuse case. An official said police claimed that the…

Panel formed to ensure birth registration

The Punjab government on 2nd April 2024 formed a committee to prepare recommendations to ensure the registration of children at the time of birth. The committee will comprise the local government department secretary, special secretary (health), while other members include Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) chairman, National Database and Registration…

Situation Analysis of Child Online Protection in Pakistan

The report titled “Situation Analysis of Child Online Protection in Pakistan” provides an overview of the current state of child online protection in Pakistan. It highlights the importance of addressing the risks and dangers faced by children in the digital world, such as cyberbullying, online grooming, and sharing of sexual…

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…
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