Lahore, May 24, 2017: A five-year project aimed at preventing child marriages by enabling young people to make informed decisions regarding marriage and health rights was launched at a local hotel on Friday. The event was organized by Bedari in collaboration with Oxfam. This project is being implemented in Sindh by Indus Resource Center (launching ceremony in Sindh was held earlier this month, and has been reported here on this website). The project ‘Marriage: No Child’s Play’ is a multi-country initiative designed to equip young people, especially young girls, with life skills education and providing them with socio-economic opportunities through policy […]
Mumkin EVAW Alliance was established in 2009 by collective efforts of 15 provincial, national and international Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that were working to combat violence against women since many years in Punjab. Keeping in view the alarming situation of VAW and a visible increase of crimes against women, these NGOS aimed to join hands to raise women voices vehemently and prominently for a deeper impact. Among the members of alliance a dire need to build synergies and coordination was felt so all members decided to sit together for one same objective to prevent and decrease violence against women and […]
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) elected its new office-bearers for a three-year term (2017-2019) here on Sunday. Dr Mehdi Hasan was elected chairperson and Uzma Noorani co-chairperson. The provincial vice-chairpersons were: Habib Tahir (Balochistan), Kamran Arif (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Salima Hashmi (Punjab) and Asad Iqbal Butt (Sindh). Naazish Ata-ullah was elected as treasurer. The HRCP general body nominated Asma Jahangir as spokesperson for the commission. This was announced by Mr. Najam ud Din, Director, HRCP in Lahore on 2nd April 2017 through a press release.
Child Rights Movement (CRM) – Punjab has held a meeting with Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (Chairman Pakistan People’s Party) today at Bilawal House in Lahore. The meeting had a one point agenda – Support for The National Commission on the Rights of Children Bill 2017. This bill is in the Senate (or upper house of the parliament of Pakistan). The CRM delegation sought PPP’s support for the passage of the bill in the Senate. To the delight of the delegates, chairman PPP assured of his party’s full support for the passage of the bill from the Senate. He promised that […]