Islamabad, November 20, 2020 – The Chairperson National Commission on the Rights of Child, Ms. Afshan Tehseen reaffirms the commitment of the Commission to protect the rights of the girl in the country.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
This special day is also a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
“Today, thousands of vulnerable children continue to suffer from violence, abuse, neglect, poverty and disabilities in the country. It is important to let our children enjoy their lives with dignity through having opportunities of development, protection and growth. On this day, let us resolve to get united for the cause of improving the state of children in Pakistan,” says Ms. Afshan Tehseen, Chairperson NCRC Pakistan.
The Chairperson NCRC called upon all the duty bearers to put children at the heart of development with the top most priority. This can only be ensured when children will be given priority in the national plan of action through provision of adequate budget and its proper utilization through providing functional and efficient child protection systems at the grass roots level.
About NCRC: The Federal Government has constituted the National Commission on the Rights of Child in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3(1) of the National Commission on the Rights of Child Act, 2017 (XXXII of 2017) under a notification issued on February 28, 2020. The Commission has an overarching mandate in accordance with international obligations and for matters related to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of child rights as enshrined in the NCRC Act 2017.