Our children are our future, let us safeguard their rights

| November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 20th November 2017, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) celebrated the Universal Children’s Day by organizing awareness-raising presentations in selected schools across Pakistan. The presentations entitled, “Our children are our future, let us safeguard their rights’’ included topical video screenings on the Child Rights Convention and lively discussions on children’s rights with pupils and teachers.

During these presentations, pamphlets containing detailed information on children’s rights and state obligations in this regard were also distributed among students. Major concerns raised by the students included widespread child labour across the country, discrimination against transgender teenagers, different systems of education available for children hailing from poor and financially-able families, corporal punishment at schools, deplorable conditions of homeless children and unequal treatment of male and female youth in Pakistan.

The presentations were held at the following schools:

Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust School (Lahore); Syed Ijaz Bukhari School (Lahore); Joint Public School and College (Rawalpindi); Oxford Public Grammar High School (Quetta); Bacha Khan High School For Girls Nauthia (Peshawar); and Vision Grammar School Baldia Town (Karachi).

Such programs are an ongoing HRCP effort to provide a highly informed and objective voice on a national level in the struggle for the provision of human rights for all and democratic development in Pakistan. 

If you are an educator or school interested in hosting a HRCP presentation on children’s rights for your students, please contact the HRCP Secretariat at hrcp@hrcp-web.org.

Category: Media Monitoring

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