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SPARC strongly condemns torching of schools in Diamir

A world in which children are valued and empowered and their rights promoted and protected
In 2001, the state announced amnesty for juveniles on death row. But I still await freedom
Pakistan election: Are more girls going to school?
Govt launches polio drive aiming to vaccinate 38.7m children across country
Younger generation prefers reading English books
8-year-old girl burnt alive after alleged rape in Chichawatni; family seeks justice
Child servant killed by employer over refusal to make roti
Child labour in the surgical sector
Doctors Blow Whistle on Dangers Migrant Children Face in Detention
An Entire Community Got Together to Rape a Child': India Recoils at Girl's Assault
The risk of being your child's best friend
What age is it OK to leave your child home alone?
What is the best way to explain death to a child?
Woman jailed for drugging and abusing kids at her daycare
1,000 children may have been victims in Britain's biggest ever child abuse scandal
Chairperson's Message

Children in Pakistan have to cope with a plethora of challenges; lack of access to education coupled with low learning levels; poor health conditions; a near absence of protection for destitute and vulnerable children; early and forced marriages; dismissal conditions in juvenile jails; trafficking; exploitation and continued employment in hazardous occupations ...

ED's Corner

The State of Pakistan’s Children. , SPARC has been producing this for 18 years now. Kudos to the Research team!! I asked them how they have managed to stay mentally stable while compiling the data and more significantly analyzing it. Because just while reviewing and editing the draft, I could not sleep for weeks. And how could I after reading of 493 cases of violence against children ... 


AJ's Corner

Zainab: Same Story, Only the Faces Change

I know the virtues of positive thinking but cannot unfortunately hold on to it when it comes to Pakistan. You may get excited if you see Orange Train operating in Lahore or a major flyover or  are travelling on the Motorway but I rather think about the Zainabs and Tayyabas of Pakistan rather than these show pieces ...



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