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Statistics from various sources show that women in Pakistani context suffer from various harmful traditions as honor killings, swara, vani, early and forced marriage. Below given is the brief about prevalence of various types harmful traditional practices in Pakistani context. SPARC followed-up 8 cases of early child marriage in Punjab and 6 such cases in Sindh (2011). (...) Women's mental health in Pakistan. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1414670/ 7 2010: A tough year for children in Pakistan. http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/04/2010-a-tough-year-for- children-in-pakistan/ 8 Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child. http://www.sparcpk.org/violence/voilence8.php Early child marriage: Estimates generally show that 30% of the marriages are child marriages, in Pakistani context. 9 SPARC intervened in 50 cases of child marriage only in Sindh in 2010, to provide support regarding legal aid or to provide protection by bringing in notice of the government authorities.
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Score: 1892094.1 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...rmfulPractices/GulnazZahid.pdf
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q=trust ] [31: Naziha Syed Ali, ‘The Truth about forced conversions in Thar’ Dawn 17/08/2017, https://www.dawn.com/news/1345304 [accessed 4/9/2017] ] Attempted Solutions: A major legislative attempt was made in Sindh to tackle the problem of forced conversions and attendant forced marriages. There are a number of pieces of Pakistani legislation that are intended to tackle the issue of forced marriages. (...) For example, FACES (Formation, Awareness and Community Empowerment Society) Pakistan launched Engaging Pakistani Interfaith Communities[footnoteRef:42] in February 2017 in partnership with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[footnoteRef:43] [42: Engaging Pakistani Interfaith Communities http://facespakistan.com/projects/epic/ ] [43: Pakistan Today, ‘Project to engage Pakistani interfaith communities launched’, Pakistan Today 27/2/2017 https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/02/27/project-to-engage-pakistani-interfaith-communities-launched/ [accessed 12/8/2017] ] · Reform the Judicial System: Legal training and a system requiring greater accountability should be set up to ensure best practice in all cases.
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Score: 1750448.8 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...veFreedomReligionPakistan.docx
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Sources: PIHS and PSLMS 1991 – 2006 21 Pakistanis More Educated but Women  Lag Behind Population age Education Pyramid (10+) Sources:  PDHS 1991 & PDHS 2007, NIPS 22 Women More Engaged in Productive  Work but still Very Low Participation Source: Pakistan Labour Force Surveys 1991‐ 2008 23 Looking Ahead 24 Decline in Fertility Greater in Non‐Poor  Households  Source: PSLM 2005‐06 25 Fertility Trends‐ Past and Future Current  decline shows TFR reaching 3.4 in 2015 and 2.6 in 2030 Proposed  decline shows TFR reaching 3.0 in 2015 and 2.2 in 2030 26 Fertility Decline Scenarios 27 Prospects for Growth 28 Projected Population Size  29 Conclusions  Dispute about fertility levels now narrowing to  slimmer differences  Marriage changes major explanation for fertility  decline through out  Some tempo effects may explain fertility decline in  the absence of contraceptive use change  Economic conditions likely to intensify desires for  lesser children, and to increase unwanted fertility  Further fertility decline is largely contingent on  active policy to promote family planning services 30 Thanks! Prospects of Fertility Decline in Pakistan Fertility in Pakistan – the Twists and the Turns Fertility Decline – 1985-2007 Urban Rural TFRs 1970-2007 Differentials in TFR by Education and Income (2007) The Proximate Determinants – Which one is more Important? Age at Marriage has been Rising Steadily, Especially for Women Changes in Current and Ever Use of Contraception over Time Current and Ever Use by Region 1991-2007 Contraceptive Mix 1991-2007 Abortions a Reality Contribution of Proximate Determinants of Fertility Slide Number 13 Desire to Practice Fertility Control is Increasing More than one in three Women has Unmet Need for Family Planning Total and Unwanted Fertility (1997 – 2007) Wanted and Unwanted Fertility by Region, Education and Income (2007) Slide Number 18 Population Policies Rise in Enrollment Rates but is it Enough? Pakistanis More Educated but Women Lag Behind Women More Engaged in Productive Work but still Very Low Participation Slide Number 23 Decline in Fertility Greater in Non-Poor Households Fertility Trends- Past and Future Fertility Decline Scenarios Prospects for Growth Projected Population Size Conclusions Thanks!
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Score: 1672823.4 - https://www.un.org/en/developm...nts/pdf/expert/15.5/Sathar.pdf
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Children of Pakistani mothers and foreign fathers did not have a right to obtain the Pakistani nationality.  (...) The attacks were desperate attempts by defeated terrorists to show the world that they could still undermine the Pakistani society.  The responses provided by the Pakistani Government had been comprehensive, and ranged from poverty reduction measures, the adoption of the human rights action plan, and the empowerment of a vibrant and tolerant civil society and media.    (...) The Country Rapporteur reiterated his questions about minorities being denied the Pakistani nationality, which led to them being in a situation of statelessness.   
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Score: 1669597.3 - https://www.ohchr.org/en/press...tion-considers-report-pakistan
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Advocacy work related to child marriage According to AWAZ research studies on Impact of Early-Age Marriages on Girls’ Right to Education, the following are reasons of girl’s drop out from schools: “When girls are married off before 18 years, they lose their childhood, dolls and friends *Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s * 400 million women now aged 25-49 were married as children” · Early age marriage of girls is not only violation of their right to education but at the same time a girl is deprived of her right to childhood , health and choosing husband of their own choice. · The world bank reports that the average Pakistani boy receives only five years of schooling ;the average girl just 2.5 years. · Only two –thirds of Pakistani children aged 5-9 are ever enrolled in school and only one- third will complete the fifth grade. · 7 out of 10 Girls are out of schools · Every year 40,000 mothers died due to early age marriages, Please visit AWAZCDS website to read this study www.awazcds.org.pk Survey Report “Disarming Domestic Violence Campaign 2009” AWAZ Foundation Pakistan’s Policy Research & Advocacy Unit conducted this study with “The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)”in 4 Districts of Southern Punjab i.e. (...) Mohammad Zia ur Rehman participated in the consultation, The main discussion point of Consultations was: · Age of marriages in different religions · Impact of early age marriages on girls/boys education · How we will be able to reduce child marriages from our society? (...) According to AWAZ research study on “Impact of Early-Age Marriages on Girls’ Right to Education” · Only two –thirds of Pakistani children aged 5-9 are ever enrolled in school and only one- third will complete the fifth grade. · 7 out of 10 Girls are out of schools in Pakistan · Every year 40,000 mothers die as a result of early age marriages, anaemia, low weight births & lack of medical facilities.
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Score: 1667901.6 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de.../ForcedMarriage/NGO/AWAZ1.docx
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Advocacy work related to child marriage According to AWAZ research studies on Impact of Early-Age Marriages on Girls’ Right to Education, the following are reasons of girl’s drop out from schools: “When girls are married off before 18 years, they lose their childhood, dolls and friends *Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s * 400 million women now aged 25-49 were married as children” · Early age marriage of girls is not only violation of their right to education but at the same time a girl is deprived of her right to childhood , health and choosing husband of their own choice. · The world bank reports that the average Pakistani boy receives only five years of schooling ;the average girl just 2.5 years. · Only two –thirds of Pakistani children aged 5-9 are ever enrolled in school and only one- third will complete the fifth grade. · 7 out of 10 Girls are out of schools · Every year 40,000 mothers died due to early age marriages, Please visit AWAZCDS website to read this study www.awazcds.org.pk Survey Report “Disarming Domestic Violence Campaign 2009” AWAZ Foundation Pakistan’s Policy Research & Advocacy Unit conducted this study with “The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)”in 4 Districts of Southern Punjab i.e. (...) Mohammad Zia ur Rehman participated in the consultation, The main discussion point of Consultations was: · Age of marriages in different religions · Impact of early age marriages on girls/boys education · How we will be able to reduce child marriages from our society? (...) According to AWAZ research study on “Impact of Early-Age Marriages on Girls’ Right to Education” · Only two –thirds of Pakistani children aged 5-9 are ever enrolled in school and only one- third will complete the fifth grade. · 7 out of 10 Girls are out of schools in Pakistan · Every year 40,000 mothers die as a result of early age marriages, anaemia, low weight births & lack of medical facilities.
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Score: 1667901.6 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...orcedMarriage/NGO/AWAZCDS.docx
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The "Benazir direct subsidy programme" had spent no less than 691 billion Pakistani rupees in favour of 5.8 million women.  The Enforcement of Women's Property Rights Ordinance of October 2019 aimed to ensure women received their legal share of inheritance property.  (...) Transmission of nationality remained discriminatory, as Pakistani women faced additional restrictions in comparison to men, delegates acknowledged.  (...) On women's access to land , the delegation explained that Pakistani legislation on agricultural matters recognized the role of women in harvesting and managing land. 
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Score: 1666511.3 - https://www.ohchr.org/en/press...nst-women-warns-against-uneven
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Honaryar will be honoured for her work helping women who suffer from domestic abuse, forced marriages and gender discrimination and for her commitment to promote the ideals of human dignity, human rights, mutual respect and tolerance in her country. (...) tolerance Related Stories 'Active' tolerance vital during times of extraordinary change, UN officials say Upcoming trade talks must focus on right to adequate food, UN expert stresses Former Ghanaian leader to head UN-backed partnership on water and sanitation News Tracker: Past Stories on This Issue Belgian rights defender, Pakistani philanthropist win UN prize for non-violence 20 October 2009 A Belgian human rights defender and a Pakistani philanthropist were today awarded a prestigious United Nations prize that draws its inspiration from the life of Mahatma Gandhi for their work in promoting tolerance and non-violence.
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Score: 1532314.1 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2011/11/395142
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Children of Pakistani mothers and foreign fathers did not have a right to obtain the Pakistani nationality.  (...) Only a small number of people in Pakistan subscribed to such extremist views, and the overwhelming majority of the Pakistani society was resolved to combatting terrorism.  (...) The Country Rapporteur reiterated his questions about minorities being denied the Pakistani nationality, which led to them being in a situation of statelessness.   
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Score: 1513318.1 - https://www.ohchr.org/zh/press...tion-considers-report-pakistan
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Clandestine abortions being a major cause of maternal mortality, the Committee is deeply concerned that abortion is a punishable offence under Pakistani law, which may lead women to seek unsafe, illegal abortions, with consequent risks to their life and health. 41. (...) The Committee expresses concern that under the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act of 1939 women do not enjoy equal rights with men during the dissolution of marriage. It also notes with concern that under the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 the minimum age for marriage for boys is 18 years and for girls 16 years.
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Score: 1453426.6 - https://www.un.org/womenwatch/...kistan/Pakistan%20-%20CO-3.pdf
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