Agha Mohsin

  • Child marriage remains pervasive in developing countries, where one-third of girls are married before the age of 18. That’s 39,000 girls each day, with 1 in 9 marrying before age 15.  Among countries with the highest prevalence of child marriage, girls with three years of schooling or ...

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  • In the past two decades, Pakistan has made some progress in recognizing child rights. Its commitments include: the ratification of the UNCRC; the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2012; the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act 2012; the Prevention of Anti-Women Practices (Criminal ...

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  • In Pakistan, attacks on schools and students have appeared in the headlines regularly in recent years. A recent UN Human Rights Council report notes that more than 3,600 attacks have taken place against educational institutions, teachers, and students in recent years. Threats and attacks on ...

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  • The adoption of the UNCRC is rightly identified as a watershed in the way children are treated and positioned within policies, services, and society more broadly. The UNCRC recast children as bearers of human rights who are entitled to an identity, to the receipt of essential services such as ...

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  • Pakistan has made significant progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the past two decades, but serious challenges still remain. To understand what has been achieved and the challenges that remain, let us walk through the CRC’s history in ...

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