Non-Muslim women vulnerable to forced conversion

ISLAMABAD: United Nations (UN) human rights experts have expressed dismay at the lack of protection for women and girls belonging to non-Muslim communities in Pakistan, saying that they remained vulnerable to forced marriages and conversions, Dawn.com reported. “Christian and Hindu girls remain

Pakistan improved its human development ranking

Pakistan ranks 161st on a list of 191 countries on the UN Human Development Index, scoring 0.544 points, according to a report released on 13 March 2024. This shows a slight improvement from 2023, when Pakistan was ranked 164th with 0.540 points, which

Handbook for  Parliamentarians: CEDAW & OP

More than four decades after its adoption, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women remains an essential and ambitious guide for achieving gender equality across the board – from the family and the classroom to executive boards

Self-assessment Toolkit on Parliaments & HR

Respect for human rights is a critical foundation of strong democratic societies. Yet, while their fundamental importance is universally recognized, human rights continue to be under strain across the world. International and national conflicts, humanitarian crises, rising authoritarianism, racism and xenophobia, climate

Human Rights Training Methodology Manual

Human rights training can contribute greatly to the realization of human rights. If effectively designed and implemented, it empowers rights holders and reinforces the capacity of duty bearers for greater human rights protection. It enables professionals to carry out their responsibilities in

Criminalizing Child Domestic Labour in Pakistan

Human rights, child rights and civil society activists, along with legal experts and representatives of independent human rights institutions, police and government officials on January 4, 2024 underlined the need to finalise the law to criminalise child domestic labour in order to

Unicef Seeks Urgent Funding for Pakistan

According to report published by Daily Dawn, Unicef is urgently appealing for $135.6 million from global donors to meet the pressing humanitarian needs of over 5.5 million individuals in Pakistan, with a focus on assisting 3.4 million children. The call for funding,