Safeguarding Rights: For the Children, By The Children

A committee of 25 children has prepared a child-rights agenda which outlines human rights problems from their perspective with a special focus on those less privileged.

This child committee has been formed by AGHS Child Rights Unit — a Lahore-based human rights and legal aid organisation — and comprises street children and other underprivileged ones living in shelter homes in Karachi.

To voice their ideas, the committee visited the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday and held a press conference aimed at highlighting the children’s agenda to draw the attention of the government to their concerns, urging it to take action. The important issues covered in the ‘things-to-do’ list dealt with education, rights of children with disabilities, alternative care for children living in institutions and child labour............Click for more



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