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child labour in auto industry in Pakistan

Rapid assessment of child labour in automobile repair workshops in Pakistan

This Rapid Assessment examines child labour at automobile repair workshops in Pakistan, with a view to providing updated information on its magnitude, identifying factors that push children into this form of child labour and reviewing national efforts to address the phenomenon. Based on its findings, it offers recommendations for policy design, implementation and action by stakeholders to eliminate and prevent…

Policy Brief on Child Trafficking

This report represents a state-of-the-art legislative/policy framework on the issue of child trafficking in Pakistan including recommendations for its effective improvement/implementation. It is published by National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC) with the support of UNICEF. Read Policy Briefing on Child Trafficking…

Diagnostic Study of Nikkahnamas in Punjab

This report is a comprehensive research study, conducted by the Centre for Human Rights and Musawi Private Limited, in collaboration with the National Commission for Human Rights and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative to evaluate the current state of women’s marriage rights in Punjab. With a focus…

KP Child Labour Survey 2022

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Labour Survey (KPCLS) 2022 is the first child labour survey to provide district level results in the province. Earlier in 1996 a National CLS was carried out at provincial/territory level in Pakistan. The 2022 KPCLS provides unique information about the living conditions of children in the…

Toolkit: Juvenile Justice System

The Juvenile Justice System Act 2018 (JJSA) was enacted on 22nd May, 2018 in Pakistan with the object to provide an effective criminal justice system and enable social reintegration for juvenile. However, children below the age of 18 are not dealt properly and the stakeholders are not well conversant with…

Child Domestic Labour in Pakistan

This study is based on qualitative research to identify gaps in laws, policies, and administrative measures in Pakistan with regard to domestic child labour. For the primary data, in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with key informants in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and Islamabad. The research uses both primary and secondary…

Costing Study on Child Marriage in Pakistan

The eradication of child marriage is an important and acknowledged challenge for global policy. A child marriage is defined as a marriage or union of a girl or boy under the age of 18 (UNICEF, 2017). Whereas child marriage is a human rights violation and affects both genders, it affects…

Strategic Litigation Report: Women’s Marriage Rights in Pakistan

In a joint initiative, the Centre for Human Rights and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative partnered with Axis Law Chambers to produce a comprehensive report. The Strategic Litigation Report delves into federal and provincial legislation, as well as judicial precedents, pertaining to marriage rights and family laws…
Rapid assessment of child labour in waste-picking in Pakistan

Rapid assessment of child labour in waste-picking in Pakistan

This Rapid Assessment examines children’s involvement in waste-picking activities within Pakistan. Conducted under the auspices of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, this assessment illuminates the factors driving children’s involvement in waste-picking, their socio-demographic backgrounds, their working conditions, the risks they encounter, and the consequences…

Accountability for Rape: A Case Study of Lodhran

Rape remains a persistent problem in Punjab, with an upward trend in reported cases between 2015 and 2016. However, despite increased reporting, conviction rates remain low, with nearly 96% of accused individuals being acquitted in 2016 and 2017. This study aims to identify the challenges faced by victims/complainants in seeking…
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