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  • Pakistan fails to meet MDGs on child rights

    ISLAMABAD: A report on the state of children in Pakistan on Thursday stated that the country had failed to meet the millennium development goals (MDGs) on the rights of children...

    Prepared by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc), the “State of Pakistan’s children 2014” report showed that provinces had done some legislation on the rights of children such as child marriage, compulsory education,...

  • HRW urges UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

    UNITED NATIONS: Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to annual “List of Shame” of children's rights violators, after more than 500 children were killed in the war in Gaza last year...

    The US-based rights group called on Ban to resist pressure from Israel and the United States to keep the Israeli Defense Forces off the list due to be released next week...

  • Govt asked to ensure early legislation on child rights

    PESHAWAR: A non-government organisation, Child Rights Movement (CRM), has demanded of the provincial government to ensure legislation on the bills related to the children’s welfare, which have been pending in the KP assembly...

    Speaking at a news conference at the press club here on Wednesday, the CRM’s coordinator Shakeel Khan said that after the 18th constitutional amendment it was duty of the provincial governments to legislate in...

  • Govt set to establish independent commission on child rights

    ISLAMABAD: After setting up the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR), the government is now preparing to establish a similar body to protect rights of children in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child...

    The bill to set up the National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC) was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on behalf of Law Minister Pervez Rashid in...

  • Civil society seeks law on child rights

    Last week, a gang of criminals was busted which was involved in child abuse cases in Ganda Singh Wala area of Kasur...

    During a press conference at National Press Club on Friday, Coordinator, Child Rights Movement, Noorul Islam said the federal and provincial governments should not forget the Kasur incident and ensure legislation for the rights of children...

  • Rights group slams Afghan child labour

    The 31-page report titled “They Bear All the Pain: Hazardous Child Labour in Afghanistan,” documents how child workers undertake dangerous jobs in Afghanistan's carpet industry, as bonded labour in brick kilns, and as metal workers...

    Only half of children involved in child labour attend school, the report found...

  • Senate, NA committees to discuss child protection rights

    ISLAMABAD: Two committees of the National Assembly and Senate will next week take up the issue of the setting up of a national commission for protection of rights of the children...

    The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights is scheduled to discuss the matter on Monday triggered by the child abuse in Kasur...

  • Govt urged to form commission on child rights

    LAHORE: Child Rights Movement (CRM), a coalition of 30 civil society organisations, has urged the Punjab government to establish a provincial commission on the rights of children without delay...

    “It is unfortunate that even after ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 25 years ago, there is no body with a statutory status for the promotion and protection of child rights in Pakistan,” said a CRM...

  • Trivialising child rights

    THE latest report submitted by the government of Pakistan to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a poor apology for not doing enough for the country’s children...

    The government is required to submit to the UNCRC a report every four years describing what has been done by way of compliance with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), especially with recommendations made by the committee on...

  • Govt asked to ensure child rights’ laws implementation

    ISLAMABAD: Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani has asked the government to call a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) to bring child rights laws enacted in various provinces to one place and ensure their implementation as a comprehensive law...

    Speaking at a seminar on child rights at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Rabbani urged the government to form a joint parliamentary committee, with equal...

  • UN urged to add 11 entities to child rights violators list

    UNITED NATIONS: A network of organisations seeking to protect children in conflict has urged United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to add 11 entities, including the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), to the blacklist of countries and armed groups responsible for grave violations against children...

  • ‘Violations of child, transgender rights at all time high’

    ISLAMABAD: Violations of the rights of labour, children and the transgender community are at an all time high in the country, the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) chairman said on Sunday...

    Violations of various human rights were discussed in a meeting held at the NCHR office, including the death of workers in Gadani, violations of children’s rights and increasing incidents of violence against transgender persons...

  • Minister tells NA of laws being made for child rights

    ISLAMABAD: With the case of alleged sexual abuse of children in Kasur district of Punjab making headlines, the issue of successive governments’ failure to effectively legislate for child protection has yet again come to the fore...

    During the ongoing session of the National Assembly, the house was provided with a list of initiatives which are in the pipeline specifically to safeguard the rights of children...

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