POST CARD CAMPAIGN – DECEMBER 2015 – JANUARY 2016
In December 2015 Aizan Development Foundation in collaboration with Child Right Movement (CRM) Pakistan a coalition of more than 100 civil society organizations working for the protection and promotion of child rights across Pakistan launched a postcard campaign for the enactment of pending child rights related legislation at the federal level.
The campaign called for the enactment of the National Commission on the Rights of Children Bill, the Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill 2013, the Child Protection (Criminal Law) Amendment Bill 2013, the Charter of Child Rights Bill 2013 and the Child Marriages Restraint (Amendment) Bill. At a press conference, CRM representatives said legislation on child rights issues has not gained due consideration in Parliament therefore, it was necessary to increase awareness on this issue. Thus, ADF under the umbrella of CRM forwarded in excess of 3,000 post cards to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to gauge attention and advocate for the new laws providing better protection of children.