Country head UNHCR Pakistan Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela visits SHARP-Pakistan Office

Country head UNHCR Pakistan visits SHARP-Pakistan Office

Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela, Country head UNHCR Pakistan visits SHARP-Pakistan Office Islamabad on 18 December, 2017. Project Director SHARP-Pakistan gave overview about SHARP’s work and contributions SHARP has made towards empowering communities through legal aid and sensitization of relevant stakeholders over a period of time. He shared unique advantage of SHARP’s working with multiple stakeholders. Team Lead ALAC, RSD and Programme unit at SHARP Office shared the progress and achievements of SHARP. The Team discussed the Read More …

Press Release (National Consultation) :: Peshawar Dec 2017

The Government of Pakistan needs to initiate the process of national refugee law in the light of cabinet decision of February 2017 for enhanced protection of refugees living in Pakistan was the major recommendation of participants of the national consultations on “contemporary challenges and durable solution of Afghan refugees’ issues” organized by Society for Human Rights and Prisoners’ Aid (SHARP-Pakistan) in Peshawar in collaboration of ICMC and government of Pakistan. The participants highly appreciated the Read More …

United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day November 20th

The United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights Read More …

First ever refugee school in Punjab formally upgraded, affiliated with board

First ever refugee school in Punjab formally upgraded, affiliated with board

First ever refugee school in Punjab formally upgraded, affiliated with board Nansen Refugee Award winner completed education project in Punjab KOT CHANDNA, MIANWALI, 26 October 2017 – Ms. Aqeela Asifi – the 2015 Nansen Refugee Award winner – has successfully completed her education project in Kot Chandna refugee village in Mianwali district in Punjab, benefiting over 200 female students. The government of Punjab has formally upgraded the Community Girls Model School No 2, which is Read More …

One-day Capacity building training for Public Prosecutors (Karachi)

one day capacity building training at Karachi

SHARP-Pakistan’s Karachi Office organized a one-day Capacity building training for Public Prosecutors on 31st Oct, 2017 at Mehran Hotel Karachi. The topic of the training was “Human Rights and Refugee Laws with respect to National and International frameworks” Numbers of Public Prosecutors from All 6 Districts of Karachi have attended the training. The training consisted of following 3 sessions. 1) Mr. Bilal Agha (Representative of UNHCR in Karachi) delivered his presentation on “Protection of Refugees Read More …

Senate panel proposes 18 years as minimum age for a girl to marry

Senate panel proposes 18 years as minimum age for a girl to marry

By Qadeer Tanoli Published: October 24, 2017 ISLAMABAD:  Senate Standing Committee on Interior passed on Monday three bills – including ‘The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2017’ – which seeks to put restriction on marriages, especially of girls below 18 years of age.The Senate panel also passed ‘The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2017’ seeking stringent punishment for misconduct in public by a drunken person. It also passed ‘The Prevention of Witchcraft Bill, 2017’, a first-ever bill of Read More …

Court to deal with gender-based violence cases opens in Lahore

Court to deal with gender-based violence cases opens in Lahore

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Monday opened the first-ever court in Punjab to deal with gender-based violence cases. The special court would work at the Lahore Judicial Complex with an additional district & sessions judge as its presiding judge. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Chief Justice Shah regretted that the Supreme Court had in 2013 clearly issued direction for the establishment of such courts but the matter was delayed. Read More …