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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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RIGHTS OF THE CHILD : WRITTEN STATEMENT / SUBMITTED BY JAMMU AND KASHMIR COUNCIL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (JKCHR)
These principles have been highlighted in a recent UK- Pakistan Judicial Conference On child and Family Law, in particular addressing three key issues facing people of Pakistani and Kashmiri origin, these being ‘Enabling Cross jurisdictional contact of children, responding to child abduction, and marriages formed under Duress and forced marriages’. (...) A second issue of concern, which is of particular concern to the UK, Pakistani and other Commonwealth countries, is that of responding to child abduction. (...) -4- A third challenge facing the Pakistani and Kashmiri community is that of tackling with the issue of marriages formed under duress, and forced marriages.
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CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS : WRITTEN STATEMENT / SUBMITTED BY INTERFAITH INTERNATIONAL
Kidnapping middle-class Sindhis for ransom is frequent in the province, and the Pakistani police are generally unconcerned about the treatment of Hindu victims. (...) In addition, Hindu Sindhis were intimidated by Pakistani soldiers who accompanied the census takers in Sindh. (...) Pakistani authorities have used various overt and covert means to control these newspapers.
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WIRTTEN STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE, THE / CENTRE EUROPEEN POUR LE DROIT, LES JUSTICE ET LES DROITS DE L'HOMME, A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS
Further, women belonging to religious minorities face discrimination from the double standards held by the Pakistani authorities. The Muslim majority receives some due process in crimes committed against them, whereas cases involving Christians and Hindus are regularly neglected and ignored. (...) The case has been ongoing for almost two years, with no official action to find M.J., and no changes since our last report. Moreover, the Pakistani government has instituted a system called Zainab Alert, similar in theory to Amber Alert in the United States of America, after a minor Muslim girl was kidnapped, raped, and murdered. (...) Andrea Morris, “We Just Want Justice”: 12-Year-Old Pakistani Christian Girl Kidnapped by Muslim Man, Christian Broadcasting Network (Nov. 11, 2022), https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2021/november/we-just-want-justice-12-year-old-pakistani- christian-girl-kidnapped-by-muslim-man. 6.
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HUMAN RIGHTS BODIES AND MECHANISMS : WRITTEN STATEMENT / SUBMITTED BY UNITED NATIONS WATCH
Claim: “Rights of the child remains one of the major areas of focus for Pakistan.” Facts: Pakistani children are subjected to multiple forms of violence and abuse including exploitative labor practices, sexual abuse and child marriage. (...) Four journalists and a blogger were killed in 2019.10 In 2018, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui fled country after escaping an attempted abduction by the military. (...) Blasphemy laws are exploited to attack and persecute members of religious minorities, particularly Christians.12 Christian mother of five Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy after she got into a dispute with local Muslim women over a cup of water. Two Pakistani politicians were killed for supporting her.13 In April 2017, Pakistani student Mashal Khan was brutally lynched after he was accused of posting blasphemous content on social media.14 Human Rights Record • Unlawful or arbitrary killings • Forced disappearances • Torture • Arbitrary detention • Arbitrary interference with privacy • Restrictions on freedom of expression and the press • Violence against journalists • Restrictions on freedom of association • Restrictions on religious freedom • Recruitment of child soldiers by nonstate militant groups • Human trafficking • Violence against racial and ethnic minorities • Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons • Criminalization of same-sex conduct • Child labor 7 2020 World Press Freedom Index, RSF, https://rsf.org/en/ranking, (last visited August 16, 2020). 8 Pakistan, RSF, https://rsf.org/en/pakistan, (last visited August 16, 2020). 9 Freedom in the World 2020: Pakistan, Freedom House (2020), https://freedomhouse.org/country/ pakistan/freedom-world/2020. 10 Pakistan, RSF, supra note 8. 11 Drazen Jorgic, Pakistani journalist critical of military escapes kidnap attempt, Reuters (January 10, 2018), https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-media-kidnapping/pakistani-journalist-critical-of- military-escapes-kidnap-attempt-idUSKBN1EZ0TK. 12 Freedom in the World 2020: Pakistan, supra note 9. 13 Emma Graham-Harrison, Asia Bibi: Pakistani woman jailed for blasphemy releases photos in exile, Guardian (January 28, 2020), https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/28/asia-bibi-pakistani- woman-jailed-for-blasphemy-releases-photos-in-exile. 14 Jibran Ahmed, Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus, Reuters (April 13, 2017), https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-blasphemy/pakistani-student-accused-of- blasphemy-beaten-to-death-on-campus-idUSKBN17F1ZL.
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Newsletter from the UN Information Centre in Pakistan just published, focusing on youth – Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Skip to content Welcome to the United Nations English Français Español Search for: Home Envoy on Youth Envoy’s Workplan Youth 2030 Stories Climate Action Humanitarian Action Youth4Peace Young Leaders About the Young Leaders for the SDGs 2016 Class 2018 Class 2020 Class Become a Young Leader Contact Donate Now Newsletter from the UN Information Centre in Pakistan just published, focusing on youth Newsletter from the UN Information Centre in Pakistan just published, focusing on youth The United Nations Information Centre in Pakistan has released its May-June 2014 newsletter. Focusing on young Pakistani people, the issue also covers the recent three day visit to the country undertaken by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. (...) He praised the Government of Punjab on its youth reforms efforts and also appreciated the role of the Government of Punjab in trying to reduce the number of child marriages. To read more about the Envoy’s visit and other issues happening in Pakistan, see here Tags: Pakistan , youth | Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!
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SUMMARY : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : PAKISTAN / PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21
JS12 estimated that 30 percent of all marriages are child marriages. JS1 recommended, among others, the Child Marriage Restraint Act (1929) be amended and strengthened, and noted conflicting laws such as Shariah law provide for legal loopholes regarding child marriage.81 37. (...) STP noted that on 8 August 2011, Pakistani authorities in contrary to human rights obligations, deported five Uyghurs to their home country, where they may be at risk of imprisonment or the death sentence.151 14. (...) Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), p. 2. and Joint submission of Global Human Rights Defence, The Hague (―GHRD‖) and Human Rights Focus Pakistan, Faisalabad (―HRFP‖) (JS8) p. 2 and Justitia et Pax and 10 Pakistani CSOs (JS7) p. 3. 20 Justitia et Pax and 10 Pakistani CSOs (JS7) p. 3.
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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: 1381654.1 - https://www.un.org/womenwatch/...kistan/Pakistan%20-%20CO-3.pdf
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SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 782ND MEETING, HELD AT HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK, ON TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2007 : COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN, 38TH SESSION
The report stated in paragraph 499 that Pakistani law did not recognize any matrimonial relationship which had not been religiously sanctioned. (...) Chughtai (Pakistan) said that under Pakistani law the natural guardian of children of divorced parents was the father. (...) The law allowed the mother to remarry after obtaining a divorce. Pakistani law stemmed from Islamic jurisprudence, under which the responsibility for earning a living fell to men.
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SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 2118TH MEETING, HELD AT THE PALAIS WILSON, GENEVA, ON WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY 2016 : COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, 72ND SESSION
For example, in 2013 the Sindh Assembly had passed the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, which criminalized marriage under the age of 18 years. 4. (...) In 1990, a number of the provisions of Pakistani criminal law had been amended and aligned with sharia law. (...) In March 2016, a bill to amend Pakistani criminal law to afford children greater protection against violence had been passed by the national Parliament and was pending adoption by the Senate.
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