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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 >>

Safe Playing Spaces for Children in Pakistan: An Unmet Right

Friday, 24 August 2012, 5:01 pm | Amir Murtaza

Playtime is one of the most necessary parts of child’s growth and development. Children play in a range of ways and at different locations; however, it is undoubtedly evident that due to a lack of understanding and opportunities to play, a number of ... More >>

Involvement of children in begging

Saturday, 4 August 2012, 2:13 pm | Amir Murtaza

Involvement of children in begging flagrantly violates their survival and development rights Weblink: Thursday, August 02, 2012 5:32:05 AM Involvement of children in begging flagrantly ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Disabled girls among most marginalized children

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 1:02 pm | Amir Murtaza

In a horrifying case, which has recently been displayed widely in national and international newspapers and TV channels, a new born girl buried alive by her father in the city of Khanewal in province of Punjab, Pakistan. The local police have arrested the father ... More >>

Child Labor Is an Issue of Human and Social Development

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 5:19 pm | Amir Murtaza

On 12th June 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) initiated the World Day against Child Labour. The day is celebrated with a view to focus on efforts to minimize and eventually eliminate the abhorrent practice of child labor, prevailed ... More >>