Pakistan

GDP, KCPWC holds trainings

Written by The Frontier Post

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Group Development Pakistan (GDP) in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Commission (KCPWC) arranged series of trainings for teachers, lawyers, media representatives and children to understand how to promote & protect child rights, child protection and child justice according to international standards. All participants were also informed about the legal definition of a child.

More than 100 trainee teachers, lawyers, media professionals and children along with the representatives of Peshawar Bar Association and KPCPWC attended the capacity-building events.

The participants were provided opportunities to acquire and improve knowledge of national and international standards, provincial, national and international laws.

In the concluding ceremony, Mr. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Secretary Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment Department KP government, Mr. Ijaz Muhammad Khan Chief KPCPWC and GDP representatives were also present.

Mr. Imran Takkar program Coordinator GDP said our organization is working on protecting and promoting child rights and strengthening child protection and justice with children across Pakistan.

GDP believes in a democratic and humanistic society in which the most important stakeholders children are acknowledged, respected and protected from all forms of violence and discrimination, Mr.Takkar added further.

On the occasion, Mr. Ijaz Muhammad Khan Chief KPCPWC was of the view that in collaboration with GDP and other stakeholders we can provide an enabling environment for children in difficult situations.

Mr. Ijaz further said that establishing child courts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is one step forward to ensure the child justice but there is still very much need to introduce a comprehensive child protection system keeping in view the urgency to protect children from abuse and exploitation.

In concluding ceremony of the said events Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, highlighted that children’s right to be heard had to be taken seriously, that it was a crucial and also a visionary provision of the UNCRC signed and ratified by Pakistan; he was also of the opinion that children had the right to freely express their views and that there is an obligation to listen to children’s views and to facilitate their participation in all matters affecting them within their families, schools, local communities, public services and institutions etc.

Mr. Shah said that his institution would like to empower children as much as possible as they were our future leaders.

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