Dastak Charitable released a report on Children in Prisons in Punjab 2017 and 2018 at the Lahore Press Club.
Highlighting statistics and trends in the past two years that show the treatment of children in the criminal justice process and the extent to which standards for juvenile justice are observed.
Two-Year Report on Children in Punjab Prisons
Environment Campaign started by Members of Children Association
To stand up for a cleaner Pakistan, members of Children Association across Punjab started an environmental campaign in 2018 under which they vowed to look after the environment starting from their communities and schools.
Chotay Qadam Saaf Watan
Recognizing Children’s Right to Participation
Children Association Membership Drive
Launched in Lahore
Children’s Association is a platform created by Dastak Child Rights Unit for children’s voices to promote their rights, build their capacities as advocates and defenders of human rights and secure their interest in national planning and policy-making.
Training of Activists 2018
Workshop with Lawyers
A training of lawyers was conducted by Dastak Child Rights Unit on Child protection and Juvenile Justice Laws. The aim was to develop child rights based approach among young lawyers and to instill them with the necessary knowledge and skills to defend children in conflict with law.
Child Protection Policy Balochistan
Civil Society Consultation
"Balochistan child rights organizations and activists came together in Quetta to deliberate on the existing child protection situation in the province and identify areas where urgent attention and intervention is required."
ADVOCACY & ACTION
Joint Task Force of Civil Society and Government representative formed in Sindh to advocate for an improve child protection system in Sindh.
Child Domestic Labor, Corporal Punishment, Child Marriage and Child Sexual Abuse priority child protection areas for 2018.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
- Parents speaking to Dastak at the event.
"Most children hesitate to share if someone tries to harass them or molest them and if the child is able to gather courage to confide in their parents, they are often shunned and not believed"
22 January 2019: Dastak CRU was part of a Joint Civil Society Fact-Finding Mission conducted to ascertain the facts of an alleged police encounter in Sahiwal on 19 January 2019 in which four persons, including one child, were killed and three children injured. See Report.
November 2018: Hina Jilani, Managing Trustee Dastak, featured in a documentary film titled ‘Journey of Pakistani Women’ produced by the High Commission of Canada, Pakistan.