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Happy New Year and Good Bye Message from CRD Team

Jan 1, 2013: The team of Child Rights Desk wishes you a very happy new year. May this year bring peace, happiness and joy in everyone's life, and we hope that the Government of Pakistan will make serious efforts to improve the State of Child Rights … [Full Story...]

Speakers for legislation to stop early-age marriage traditions in Sindh

Hyderabad, Dec 31: Speakers on Dec 30 demanded legislation to stop early-age marriage traditions in Sindh to avoid physical, mental, emotional and social burden on minor girls. Discussing in the two-day conference on the ‘Role of Media in … [Full Story...]

Commission to protect child rights in its final stages: adviser

Islamabad, Dec 31: After National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), another commission to protect child rights is in its final stages as Ministry of Human Rights prepares to present the Bill on … [Full Story...]

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Issue in Focus: Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual assault on seven-year-old boy

TOBA TEK SINGH, Dec 28: A farmer in a press conference here on Dec 27 accused the City Police ASI of not arresting culprit who sodomised his seven-year-old son a month ago. Ghulam Qamber of … [Full Story...]

Abduction, murder: Three found killed, a child missing

BAHALWALPUR, December 27th: The decapitated body of a six-year-old was found in a sugarcane field four days after the child went missing. Manzoor Ahmad, the child’s father, told police that on … [Full Story...]

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Child Rights Defenders

Call to end class-based education system

TIMERGARA, Dec 31: Speakers at a dialogue on ‘transparency and accountability in public sector education’ urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to end class-based education system, which was … [Full Story...]

Missing boy recovered from Gujrat

ATTOCK, Dec 31: The Attock police recovered a teenage boy who went missing along with his elder brother about three weeks back, it has been learnt. Sources said the Rangu police recovered the … [Full Story...]

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Research Reveals

Language in Sindh schools

Dec 26: THE language dilemma in education remains unresolved in Pakistan because educationists fail to understand how basic language is to the child’s learning process, as also to the psyche of the speakers. Those who ignore this fundamental truth can undermine national integrity. If they are running schools they cannot maximise the learning advantage of […]

Measles outbreak

Dec 26: THE death of four children reportedly due to measles in Sukkur on Monday has put renewed focus on the contagious disease, which, according to the World Health Organisation, is a major cause of child mortality in Pakistan. While measles cases have been reported from across the country, Sindh has been particularly affected. As […]

Threatened polio immunisation campaign

Dec 20: The targeted killing of four women polio vaccinators in Karachi and one woman near Peshawar has rendered the polio immunisation campaign a high-risk enterprise. Two male immunisers were also wounded in the attacks in Karachi. A day earlier, a worker with the local government-World Health Organisation (WHO) programme was killed in the city. […]

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