A step forward for children's rights

A step forward for children's rights
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Nicola Costantin

Pakistan and Human Rights Researcher

Federal Minister for Human Rights, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, had a meeting with Mr. Abdullah Fadil, UNICEF Country Representative in Pakistan at Islamabad. Both sides reiterated their resolve to further enhance their working collaboration for the protection and promotion of child rights. Specifically, the Government of Pakistan has signed with the Pakistani UNICEF the two-year Rolling Work Plan (2021-2022) with the goal of preventing and protecting children from abuse at the ICT level.

Mr. Fadil expressed his satisfaction over the ongoing projects, as the Child Labor Survey. This survey would play an instrumental role in generating data on child issues leading toward better policy formulation. However, he said that there is a need to engage more with stakeholders and social mobilisers to create awareness on child rights and the prevention of child abuse. Furthermore, he reiterated the UNICEF support and assistance towards Ministry of Human Rights for the cause of child rights.

UNICEF also looked in favour of the Islamabad Child Protection Act, 2018. This Act created the Child Protection Institute (CPI) under the Ministry of Human Rights to prevent abuse, maltreatment, injury and exploitation of children. The main objectives of CPI were to rescue and provide safe shelter, Psycho-Social, reunification and referral services.


Minestry of Human Rights Govermet of Pakistan. (n.d.). FEDERAL MINISTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MIAN RIAZ HUSSAIN PIRZADA MEETS WITH MR. ABDULLAH FADIL, UNICEF COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE IN PAKISTAN. Retrieved July 11, 2022, from https://www.scribbr.com/apa-citation-generator/new/webpage/