Kayleigh M Maul, Rubaba Naeem, Uzma Rahim Khan, Asad I Mian, Aisha K Yousafzai, Nick Brown - Child Abuse & Neglect14 Nov 2018
This study aimed to: (1) Explore the challenges that healthcare professionals (HCP) face when managing cases of abuse; (2) Explore cultural beliefs and understand how these shape practice and (3) Identify training needs.
The approved Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Child Protection Bill 2017 by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights, which safeguards minors from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in compliance with constitutional provisions and international obligations, is a step forward in the right direction - but student Hammad Asif expresses lingering concerns about reporting incidents of child abuse and neglect.
The National Assembly's rights panel in Pakistan passed two bills to strengthen protective measures for children: The Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection Bill 2017, which ensures the protection and care of all children, including unattended orphans; and the Juvenile Justice System Bill 2017, which aims to make special provisions for the legal protection of children.
This article from the Daily Times reports that Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) during its "anti-begging crackdown," raided several areas in Lahore and took approximately 25 children into custody.
In this article from Pakistan, The Nation reports on children living on the streets. The article states that the Society for Empowering Human Resources reports that there are 15,000 children living on the streets in Quetta.