GSP+ and worker rights

The article was published on 30 April 2017 by the DAWN. Threats to GSP+ status for Pakistan and data on compliance with core labour standards. While there are fears Pakistan may lose its…

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Gender equality and economic violence

Violence against women is endemic — it is found in the form of physical, psychological and sexual violence. Pakistan now has laws on these forms of violence in the shape of Pakistan Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, The Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act, The Women in Distress and Detention Fund Act and, most recently, the Punjab Government’s Protection of Women Against Violence Act, 2016.

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Brick children’s rights

The article was published on 15 February 2016 by the DAWN. Laws cannot have contradictory provisions: requiring compulsory education while allowing children to engage in full-time jobs before they complete compulsory education. THE PUNJAB…

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