The state of Pakistan’s children 2011
SPARC’s flagship report "The State of Pakistan’s Children 2011" encompasses all major sectors of child rights including education, health, child labor, violence against children and juvenile justice to name a few. The report highlights the debilitating state of child rights in the country during 2011 while suggesting recommendations for the government to take appropriate measures for child rights. Presenting the major findings of the report, research officers Ms. Maheen Shaiq, Mr. Zohair Waheed and Mr. Hamza Hasan of SPARC, shared that various child related issues in the country have been summarily ignored by successive governments. However, there is room for improvement as formative efforts can be institutionalized through political will to protect the rights of children in Pakistan.