Pakistan

www.azadfoundation.org

Team Pakistan was led by Azad Foundation and supported by a growing group of organizations from across the country.

Azad Foundation is a pioneer leading organization in Pakistan for children on the streets, vcialis 40mg working in the city of Karachi since 2001. Azad holds the credit for establishing the first ever Drop-In Center (2004) and a Rehabilitation Center (2007) for the protection, store rehabilitation and social reintegration of children on the streets. Throughout its conceptualization Azad played a role of Policy Maker to improve Govt. policies, recipe to influence public opinion in favor of implementing existing laws such as the Sindh Child Act, Juvenile Justice Ordinance, Sindh Child Protection Authority Act and to organize civil society in recognizing its role in policy making. Over ten years Azad conducted a number of research, symposium, seminars, workshops and has established Pakistan’s first ever Children on the Streets Resource Center (2011) to inform policy and decision-making at government level through research and capacity-building of state actors. Azad believes in this mantra of working together with the relevant stake holders and collaborates and shares its experiences with national and international organizations and utilizes the learned experiences.

Over 6,000 children on the streets of Karachi have benefited from the services offered by Azad Foundation that include primary healthcare, medical assistance, life skills, informal and formal education, leisure and recreation, shelter and family tracing/reunification. The services are provided through daycare centers, mobile units, safe spaces and transit shelter home. Azad Foundation has also introduced a biometric-based electronic child registration system for children on the streets of Karachi to support their birth registration.

Azad’s advocacy efforts laid the foundation to several government responses to address problems of children on the streets including the formation of national and provincial commissions on child welfare, provincial child protection units, a provincial child protection steering committee at the highest administrative level, a technical working group on child protection at provincial level and a task force on children on the streets.


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