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‘Take a stand for our children’

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LAHORE: Offices of district child commissioners have been set up in the province to address issues of child abuse and safeguard the rights of children, Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mahmood said. The offices will be supervised by district advisers. The ombudsman was addressing participants of a workshop on child rights in connection with the 25th anniversary […]

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Reproductive rights termed human rights

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KARACHI: Reproductive rights are in fact human rights and all stakeholders of society should play their due role in recognition of these rights, said noted human rights lawyer Zia Ahmed Awan on Monday evening. Addressing at a ceremony of launching of a Madadgaar documentary, he said the Madadgaar helpline besides raising voice against the exploitation […]

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6,444 cases of violence against children reported during 2012

The government miserably failed in providing protection to the children as 6,444 cases of violence against children were recorded during last year 2012 in Pakistan, said Founder of Madadgaar National Helpline, Zia Ahmed Awan on Tuesday. Addressing the news conference here at Madadgaar National Helpline office, Zia Awan said that that last year in 2012, […]

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In praise of capital punishment

By: Dr Rakhshinda Perveen The death penalty in the specific social, economic and political context of Pakistan should not be seen as a desire or urge for revenge What should be sthe approach of the advocates and activists for women’s rights and gender mainstreaming in a society like ours where vulgar display of wealth (ill […]

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Only 16pc of missing children found in 2012

Karachi: As many as 2,317 children reportedly went missing from the jurisdiction of 106 police stations in 20 towns of Karachi, and only 16 percent of them were recovered, according to data collected by the Roshni Helpline, a civil society group working to uphold the rights of women and children. On average, two children from […]

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2012: an unremarkable year for rights of women, children

Karachi: The threat of terrorism in many parts of the country, coupled with procrastination on the part of lawmakers in taking effective measures, made 2012 an uneventful year for the cause of women and children rights, experts say. However, at least one law was passed in November, i.e. Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, […]

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