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Tackling Child Vulnerabilities in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 2:26 pm | Amir Murtaza

Child protection is a serious issue of concern in Pakistan as children face multiple forms of violence, abuse and exploitation. It is a fact that children have been amongst the most helpless sections of the society and therefore they are dependent on others ... More >>

Development Challenges for Children in Pakistan

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12:01 pm | Amir Murtaza

The Pakistani nation has been united in pouring salutes and tributes to Aitzaz Hassan, who has sacrificed his life to save the lives of his fellow school children. The fifteen-years-old hero of the country had captured a suicide bomber targeting his ... More >>

Financial stress is another cause of violence against women

Tuesday, 24 December 2013, 10:36 am | Amir Murtaza

The recent news reports, surveys and studies indicate that incidents of gender based violence are increasing in many forms in the country. As women are generally the direct victims of gender based violence, the consequences of such violence spread ... More >>

Child labor - Who are the ultimate losers?

Friday, 8 November 2013, 5:11 pm | Amir Murtaza

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), “Child labor refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, ... More >>

Information technology essential for girls' education

Friday, 11 October 2013, 6:53 pm | Amir Murtaza

The Alliance for a Safe World is a pioneering network and resource centre, bringing together organisations, academic institutions, and ethical businesses throughout the world. More >>

Helplines challenge population growth in Pakistan

Monday, 30 September 2013, 11:54 am | Amir Murtaza

Child abandonment and baby dumping are not an exceptional phenomenon in poor and developing world, including South Asian countries. Historically, many cultures condoned such practice, due to various social and cultural reasons but more prominently poverty ... More >>

Victim-friendly legal mechanisms required to stop rape

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 5:41 pm | Amir Murtaza

The brutal rape of five-year-old girl in Lahore, last week, has literally shocked the country, from the highest office to the ordinary citizen. The tragic incident has sparked a nationwide debate and outcry against the lack of safety mechanism for ... More >>

Children can play an important role in disaster preparedness

Monday, 19 August 2013, 12:28 pm | Amir Murtaza

Last ten years the country has witnessed disasters of huge proportion – both natural and manmade. While the loss of life and property was insurmountable, it is equally disturbing to see a high number of children at the receiving end. More >>

Child malnutrition should be tackled by coordinated efforts

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 10:50 am | Amir Murtaza

According to the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), nearly 870 million people, ... More >>

Child Poverty a Primary Hindrance in Fulfilling Child Rights

Friday, 5 July 2013, 10:34 am | Amir Murtaza

International and national researches, surveys and news reports have recognized that the incidence of poverty has been increased in Pakistan during the recent years. Massive corruption, primarily from top to bottom, mismanagement, unemployment, inefficiency, ... More >>

Need to create healthy activities & opportunities for youth

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 10:56 am | Amir Murtaza

Print and electronic media reports indicate that during past five years the crime rate has been increased in all big cities in Pakistan at an alarming rate. It is equally disturbing to see that the involvement of youth in these unlawful activities ... More >>

Two Important Human Rights Focused Provincial Legislations

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 11:29 am | Amir Murtaza

Violations and abuse of the rights of ordinary people is a problem, which is more or less visible in every part of world. The intensity and nature of such violations may differ from one region to another; however, it is a fact that violation of human ... More >>

Pakistan's legislation on infant formula milk manufactures

Monday, 18 February 2013, 12:08 pm | Amir Murtaza

The year 2013 brings fresh hopes for the children of Pakistan’s Sindh province as Members of the Provincial Assembly have passed into law the “Sindh Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Bill 2013”. More >>

Unhappy monkeys: Animal rights should be protected

Thursday, 14 February 2013, 12:29 pm | Amir Murtaza

It is an unfortunate fact that violations of animal rights have been prevalent in all parts of world; yet the phenomenon is widely visible in developing and poor countries. Animal rights are the rights to humane treatment claimed on behalf of animals, especially ... More >>

Violence against aid workers goes Unabated

Saturday, 2 February 2013, 3:31 pm | Amir Murtaza

The protection of human rights defenders, community and health workers and NGOs staff have become a serious issue in Pakistan as incidents of violence against them has been reported in regular intervals. Unfortunately, the government officials have ... More >>

Pakistan: Measles causes deaths of over 300 children in 2012

Friday, 4 January 2013, 12:08 pm | Amir Murtaza

Recently, the Pakistani print and electronic media displayed the pictures and details of the sad deaths of children due to an infectious disease; measles. The World Health Organization (WHO) also substantiates the news reports and informed that 306 children ... More >>

Pakistan: Day of action for Malala/girls' right to education

Friday, 9 November 2012, 4:55 pm | Amir Murtaza

Mr. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, has declared 10th November a global day of action in support of Malala and girls’ right to education. Malala Yousafzai, an ardent campaigner for the right of education for girls, was shot by ... More >>

Children handling animal waste in Eid-ul Azha is harmful

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 4:20 pm | Amir Murtaza

The involvement of young children in collecting the offal, leftover and refuse of sacrificed animals, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, has been a common sight in many cities and towns in Pakistan. It is however a very disturbing fact that poor children, ... More >>

First International Day of the Girl Child

Monday, 15 October 2012, 11:57 am | Amir Murtaza

The First International Day of the Girl Child is taking place on 11th October 2012. On 19th December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. More >>

Pakistan: Rising violence against child domestic workers

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 4:18 pm | Amir Murtaza

During the last couple of months, Pakistani newspapers and TV channels have displayed many terrible stories of violence against innocent children, especially against child laborers including domestic workers. An analysis of media stories revealed that violence ... More >>

 

 

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