Mehek Naeem

  • According to a recent technical note titled, ‘Protection of Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic’ by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Crisis, children are now at greater risk of child abuse and neglect as they spend most of their time inside their homes under fear, ...

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  • According to a report by Save the Children “Stop the war on Children” , approximately 420 million children making one in five children of the world live in areas affected by armed conflict. Now more than ever, children are silently suffering from impacts of war and conflict. This seems ...

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  • Every few months, a case of brutality against a child domestic labour is highlighted in the media. From 10 year old Tayyaba, 11 year old Kinza Bashir, 15 year old Mohammad Imran to 16 year old Uzma, each child suffered in the hands of the employer. The employer could be from a middle class family ...

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  • After Zainab’s death, much focus was on punishing her perpetrator. While news and media covered the case as a crime series, uncovering her perpetrator to talking about the time of his death, less attention was paid to the systematic failure to protect children at large. Globally it is ...

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  • Last week, news about a brutally tortured 10-year-old girl, working as a house maid in Islamabad spread across social media. The case highlights various layers of the problem. From the child’s perspective, the physical and mental growth of child domestic labourers is greatly hampered. They ...

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