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Rights Watch | 28th October 2021
A survey conducted in GB with the aid of UNICEF found that 1 in 7 children were engaged in labour.
Global brands rob one-third of wages of Pak workers in COVID: report
Jul 12: In a damning report on the exploitation of garment workers by major global apparel brands, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) revealed that workers in Pakistan had faced the highest ‘wage theft’ - that of 29 per cent in the Asian garment industry during the COVID pandemic.
Rights Watch | 24th May 2021
In a letter penned to the Sindh government officials as well as Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Children and the Sindh Child Protection Authority, the Helpline Trust has raised concerns over the exploitation and employment of minors as sweepers by the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board in Karachi. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.
Protecting those Invisible Workers
While the battle for workers’ rights continues, even though it is late, the new law passed for the Islamabad territory is a step in the right direction.
Rights Watch | 2nd March 2021
Police on Monday arrested three of five suspects for gang-raping minor students of Government High School Jampur in D. G. Khan, and distributing videos of the assault online. For more stories of human rights abuses, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 15th October 2020
Faisalabad authorities crackdown on brick kilns, mills, factories, workshops and markets engaged in child labour. Merged districts lawyers move the Peshawar High Court for representation in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council. Man critical after suicide attempt via self-immolation following harassment and torture by police personnel in Nawabshah.
Rights Watch | 05th August 2020
Infant girl thrown off building; survives: Police detained a man and woman for allegedly dropping a newborn girl from the second floor of a building in Karachi’s Baloch Colony neighbourhood. The incident took place in the early morning of ...
Rights Watch | 18th June 2020
Child Labour: Government has decided to criminalise child domestic labor. Cabinet has approved MoHR's summary to amend the 1991 Child Employment Act. Shireen Mazari also said that Section 4 of the Act ...
The laws that failed Zohra Shah
Jun 17, 2020: While a number of laws for children's rights regarding labour are present in Pakistan, there is still the huge question of implementation. Thousands of children are currently employed inside households and become 'invisible labourers' ...
“They killed her over some birds”
Jun 14, 2020: Three year old Khadija Shah has yet to fully understand the fact that her older sister, Zohra Shah, is no longer coming home. Snuggling into her grandfather’s lap, a place of refuge, she often voices out her confidence that her ...