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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

A Question of Honor

16-year old Ambreen was dragged out of her house by one Sardar Saeed on the night of April 29 in the Makol village near the town of Dunga Gali located in distrct Abbottabad in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Her father was not home as he was a daily laborer in Karachi, a city hundreds of miles away; her mother was told not to resist as otherwise ...

Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928-2016)

Co-ordination meeting between child rights organizations / Govt Institutions & Sindh Police
No legal, psychological help provided to victims of Swat child abuse scandal

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  Obituary for Mr Gulzareen   Media

It is with a heavy heart that SPARC bids farewell to Mr. Arbab Gulzareen Kasi, colleague and friend who died after succumbing to injuries sustained in the terrorist attack on Civil Hospital Quetta on August 8th, 2016. Mr. Gulzareen joined SPARC in February 2013 as Manager of the Juvenile Justice Program in Quetta. He was a thorough professional and his hard work and dedication to the cause of children’s rights is still seen as a benchmark for everyone in the organization. Before joining SPARC, Mr. Gulzareen worked with various other NGO’s such as SANJOG and the Global Movement for Children and Women. He had attained his LLB degree from Balochistan University, Quetta and a Masters degree in International Relations from the same university.