child rights

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Petition to Human Rights Campaign, Department of Education, Rabiya Javeri Agha, Shireen Mazari, Dr. Arif Alvi, Imran Khan, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Human Rights Pakistan, Punjab human rights, Sindh human rights, KPK human rights, Balochistan human rights

Domestic Work should be treated under " hazardous occupation " in child labour laws

update : 28th June 2020 : The new amendment ONLY APPLIES to Islamabad . We need to push for the other provinces to change their policies as well. The government of Pakistan should add "Domestic Labour" under "Hazardous Occupation" in the Pakistan Employment Of Children Act of 1991 , Punjab Restriction on Employment of Children Act 2016, KP Prevention of Child Labour Act 2015 . This will deem domestic labour as hazardous and will not allow children to be employed as domestic labourers. We all want CHILD LABOUR to end , this is a small step that can prevent children from being employed as domestic workers . The government might take longer to end child labour but this is something the government can act on faster , so please sign. To get a better idea of what this petition plans to do. Occupations prohibited under the Act are: transport of passengers, goods or mails by railway;cinder picking, cleaning of an ash pit or building operation in the railway premises;work in a catering establishment at a railway station, involving the movement of a vendor or any other employee of the establishment from one platform to another or into or out of a moving train;work relating to the construction of a railway station or with any other work where such work is done in close proximity to or between the railway lines;a port authority within the limits of any port; andwork relating to selling of crackers and fire works in shops with temporary licences. Processes prohibited under the Act are:Bidi-makingCarpet-weavingCement manufacture, including bagging of cementCloth printing, dyeing and weavingManufacture of matches, explosives and fire-worksMica-cutting and splotingShell as manufactureSoap manufactureTrainingWool-cleaningBuilding and construction industryManufacture of slate pencils (including packing)Manufacture of products from agate.Manufacturing processes using toxic metals and substances such as lead, mercury,manganese, chromium, cadmium; benzene, pesticides and asbestos. In the recent events of the brutal beating and murder of Zohra Shah we as the Pakistani community should ban domestic labour of children by including it under "hazardous occupation" for child labour . #JusticeForZohra

Hafsa Saqib
6,825 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to 90% of the Children are addicted to smart phones just not using for their education but more

Screen Time on Smart Phone should not be more than 2 Hrs - Research by NCPCR-Protect Child

90% of the children using smart phones become slaves a study says from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) of India. NCPCR says screen time should not be more than 2 Hours. The following is the study  More chatting than online Learning More usage of smart phone, affecting health of the Children Screen time should not exceed 2 Hrs Should educate children on the cyber crimes, cheating online at the in the school level itself Wherever some land available ...should use it as a play ground and support children to play  Should use digital well being and parental controls in the smart phones Parents and elders should keep or engage children in activities or conversation with them some time in a day NCPCR study finds, 59.2 pc children use smartphones for messaging, only 10.1 pc for online learning 42.9% school going children out of a survey done on 3,400 children confessed to having a social networking account It comes through that 37.8% and 24.3% of 10-year- old children surveyed have Facebook and Instagram accounts respectively 42.50 % children are using Instagram network 37.10% are using Facebook network Friends, When country like India has more parents engaged in their livelihood and need to go out for their employment, there is a great  need of educating the children through our NGOs network to use smart phone with care and as needed. If we dont act on this, health of our youth going to be affected very badly.  Please sign the petition and help create awareness on this.  

Ramalinga Reddy Maruri
13 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to UN Secretary General, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Heads of government

MY PLANET – MY RIGHTS! Recognize children’s right to a healthy environment!

Every child has the right to a healthy environment. But, this is severely threatened! The global environmental crisis, climate change, extinction of species, plastic waste and water and air pollution massively endanger the chances of survival, especially of children: Every year 1.7 million children die before their fifth birthday from drinking contaminated water or breathing polluted air. About 800 million children are contaminated with lead from the environment. Extreme drought threatens the lives of 160 million children. Hunger and malnutrition are the result. The home of over 500 million children is in danger of being flooded.  Environmental destruction kills children and their hope for a future worth living! That is why millions of children and young people all over the world are taking to the streets for stronger climate and environmental policies and a more sustainable way of life. It is time to listen and take children’s voices seriously! We need a right recognized globally by the United Nations that holds all governments and all social actors accountable to protecting the children of today and tomorrow from environmental hazards! A healthy environment must be recognized as a human right. Since children are disproportionately affected by environmental destruction and climate change, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child must be expanded: Children all over the world should be able to claim their right to a healthy environment. As part of the worldwide campaign MY PLANET - MY RIGHTS we appeal urgently to: The UN Secretary-General:                                            Urge Member States of the UN to recognize the human right to a healthy environment in the UN General Assembly!  The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child:                                                          Develop an Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that enshrines the right of children to a healthy environment and applies the Convention on the Rights of the Child to the environmental context! The governments of all countries:                           Vote for the recognition of the human right and the children’s right to a healthy environment at the UN and implement it in your national policies!

terre des hommes - Help for Children in Need
88,832 supporters