Child Rights

Almost half of Pakistan’s population is made up of children

What is Child Rights?

Definition of a "child"

Child Rights in Focus


Key Areas



Child Marriage

Child Labour

Child Domestic Labour

Child Sexual Abuse

Child Online Protection

Street Children

Child Trafficking

Juvenile Justice

Legal Framework






Khyber Pakhtunkhwa



Gilgit Baltistan

Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Institutional Framework



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa



Gilgit Baltistan



Another education emergency

An education emergency has been imposed by the federal government to stem and cure the rot of 26.2 million out-of-school children (OOSC),

PTMs and parental involvement

In the educational trinity — teachers, parents and students — which regulates parents-teachers meetings (PTMs), the second is parents (first one discussed

Child marriages: LHC Judgement

THE recent judgement of the Lahore High Court in ‘Azka Wahid vs Province of Punjab’ has declared the arbitrary distinction in the

Student councils elect officials in Punjab

LAHORE: School students across Punjab elected their 61,212 Student Council office-bearers on 16 May 2024. Around 3.47 million students cast their votes to elect respective presidents, vice-presidents, general secretaries and class representatives in 15,303 middle and high schools, both for boys and girls. Long queues of students were observed outside polling booths since early morning. Students were excited about casting votes in a rare experience in their lives. Results were later announced in front of jubilant crowds who were eagerly

Child Rights in Pakistan


There are different helplines offered by government and non-governmental organisations offering different services for children in Pakistan. 1099- Report Human Rights to

Government Agencies

Federal/Islamabad Oversight and Monitoring Body National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC) Jurisdiction: National The Federal Government has constituted the National

UN Agencies

UN Agencies in Pakistan dealing with Children Rights United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) UNICEF is main agency for children mandated by the


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