Category: Pakistan

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Youth parliament proposals: Increased representation of minorities in Parliament stressed

Young minds analysed national policies and put forward their research-based solutions for future policy-making in a session of the sixth Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP). Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2014. Five representatives of the YPP’s standing committee on national security, finance, law justice and human rights, foreign affairs and education presented their findings on Tuesday in a session...

PAKISTAN: Call for giving equal rights to minorities

Published in The Nation on Oct. 28:: Speakers at a consultation meeting with parliamentarians have demanded replacement of Islamiat compulsory subject with Deniyat (Theology) for non-Muslims in educational institutions. They made the demand during the session, titled, “Religious Freedom and Minority Rights” organised by South Asia Partnership of Pakistan (SAP-Pk) held here on Monday. They said that minorities were also...

PAKISTAN: Women Workers’ Convention on “Women Workers and Safe Working Environment”

Published in The Pakistan Christian Post on Oct. 27 :: A women workers convention entitled “Women Workers and Safe Working Environment” was held at TMA Hall in Faisalabad on October 20, 2014 by engaging women workers, parliamentarians, government officials and civil society groups. The event was hosted by the Association of Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM), implementing project of...

Helpline for women in distress to be functional within a month

Published in The News on Oct. 23 :: The Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights plans to set up a 24-hour helpline for women in distress which would be functional within a month. “With this facility, women would be able to register their complaints and get information for legal assistance to solve their problems at their door steps,” said...

Linking violence against women with HIV and AIDS

Published in The Daily Times on Oct. 22 by Hassan Raza:: Men and women are vulnerable in different ways, leading to differential rates of susceptibility to infection, access to information and available services for prevention and management of illnesses specific to women, girls and transgender individuals. Global literature and research shows that the relationship between violence against women and HIV...

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Know your rights: Rights of Child Labourers

Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2014. Most parents want to provide their children with the best education to enable them to survive independently and prosper. However, not all can afford it. Instead, many make their offspring forego education for what is internationally recognised as child labour so the family can afford two square meals per day. International treaty,...

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Pakistan to raise Indian LoC violations at UNHRC

Published in The Daily Times on Oct. 22:: Pakistan is mulling over raising the issue of ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian Army at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Daily Times has learnt on good authority. In this regard, the diplomatic authorities are set to move a Working Group of the UNHRC where...

The day of the girl child

Published in The News – Pakistan on Oct. 21:: On October 11, the International Day of the Girl, the UN secretary-general said in his message: “I call on all the governments to take action to end all forms of violence against girls in all parts of the world. Together we must create a world where violence against women and girls...