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ISLAMABAD The Society for Human Rights and Prisoners (SHARP) has called for incorporating human rights education in school curriculum.



ISLAMABAD The Society for Human Rights and Prisoners (SHARP) has called for incorporating human rights education in school curriculum.


During a training workshop held here, SHARP Chairman Sayed Liaqat Banori said, “We are living in a human right regime but human rights are not educated at any level in this country”. Addressing the session arranged for law students about human and refugee rights, he said it is the time for judiciary to come forward and dispense justice at the grassroots level.

Women Organization for Rights and Development Executive Director Aqsa Khan highlighted the issues of women and child rights in the country. She said the only international instrument on women rights was CEDAW, which Pakistan ratified on February 29, 1996 and for implementation, ministry of women development was the designated national focal machinery. Aqsa shared some post ratification achievements that include Approval of Harassment Laws by the Parliament, Women Protection Act 2006, 33 percent political representation of women, 10 percent quota for women in public employment and Anti Trafficking legislation. Insufficient representation of women in state institutions needs to be addressed, she added. app.

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