Whereas youngster abuse & neglect has been  highlighted within the current years, there are some organizations which have been actively engaged on this trigger for greater than a decade and given us a greater understanding oof youngster abuse & neglect from a scientific lens. These NGOs and organizations have been breaking taboos associated to youngster abuse particularly sexual abuse by analysis, capability constructing and companies for survivors and their households.

Youngster safety has been a program space of varied organizations throughout Pakistan. And though there are a number of group working in direction of eliminating youngster abuse & neglect, we wished to focus on the highest organizations that given us confirmed outcomes for youngster safety and how one can search assist from them in circumstances of kid abuse and neglect.



PAHCHAAN (Safety and Assist of Youngsters Towards Abuse and Neglect) is a Lahore primarily based non-profit group based in 2005.Most of its work revolves round analysis, capability constructing of pros, service supply initiatives for kids from troublesome circumstances. Presently additionally it is offering psycho-social help to COVID affected households in 5 excessive burden districts of Punjab. PAHCHAAN has established the primary hospital primarily based youngster safety unit (CPU) of South Asiaat Youngsters Hospital Lahore which gives medical, psychological, social and authorized help to circumstances of kid abuse and neglect. Over the previous 12 years, this CPU has managed greater than 1600 circumstances of kid abuse and neglect, about 100-150 circumstances yearly. It additionally receives circumstances from different authorities and personal hospitals of Lahore and surrounding districts. If you’re in Lahore and need to search medical consideration for a case of abuse,Youngster Safety Unit is the go-to place. Its workplace is in room 316 OPD, Youngsters Hospital Lahore.

Youngster Safety and Welfare Bureau was established by the federal government of Punjab in 2004 to offer care, rehabilitation and coaching to destitute and uncared for youngsters. Its places of work are current in all eight divisional headquarters of Punjab. If you need immediate help and help to be supplied to youngsters subjected to abuse, neglect and exploitation you possibly can contact on their Youngster Helpline on 1121. This helpline is very  helpful if a toddler must be rescued from a dangerous atmosphere.



Rozan is an Islamabad primarily based non authorities group registered in 1998. Most of its work revolves round consciousness elevating, psychological help and referrals, coaching, capability constructing and analysis. Rozan Counselling Helpline is a freed from price telephonic service for people of all ages, gender or ethnicity going through issues of their life.Whereas a lot of the calls they obtain are associated to bullying, peer strain, anxiousness, low self-worth, they supply help to those that have confronted sexual violence. You’ll be able to name their helpline 0304-111-1741 for additional help. They supply electronic mail and in individual counseling as properly.


Sahil is an Islamabad primarily based group engaged on youngster safety particularly youngster sexual abuse since 1996 with its interventions unfold by the provincial districts. Sahil’s merciless quantity report is a yearly publication which supplies statistics concerning the variety of reported youngster abuse circumstances in Pakistan. Sahil gives free counselling by their Jeet Therapeutic Heart (JHC) by way of in-person counseling, telephonic, electronic mail counseling and outreach. Sahil regional places of work present authorized assist for victims of kid sexual abuse and so they have a referral system of attorneys who will help by way of outreach companies.

Group Growth Pakistan is a civil society group primarily based in Islamabad to guard youngsters from all types of violence and discrimination. Most of their work focuses on youngster safety, justice with youngsters and youngster participation. Group Growth Pakistan has not too long ago launched it Digital Sufferer Help Companies Listing which gives an quick access to details about companies together with shelter, referrals, counseling, reporting lacking youngsters, reporting on-line abuse and many others associated to violence in opposition to youngsters. This listing, accessible on their web site will information you about native organizations working in your space, their contact numbers and the companies they supply.

These are solely among the organizations that are centered on defending youngsters in opposition to abuse and neglect by offering companies to youngsters and their households. Whereas different organizations, networks {and professional} our bodies resembling Youngster Rights Community, Nationwide Motion Coordination Group and Pakistan Pediatric Affiliation have been spreading consciousness and advocating for higher legal guidelines and laws in Pakistan, we’ve a protracted strategy to go earlier than we really feel snug speaking about abuse and in search of assist.


Child Abuse & Neglect: Mehek NaeemMehek Naeem

Mehek Naeem is the Director Programmes Workplace of PAHCHAAN (Safety and Assist of Youngsters Towards Abuse and Neglect).  As a toddler rights activist and marketing consultant, she has been concerned in numerous initiatives revolving round life talent primarily based training, incapacity, care and safety with numerous institutes and organizations. She has a background in Psychology (Goldsmiths, College of London) and in Particular Wants Schooling (College of Oslo). She is at the moment a PhD scholar of Particular Schooling and she or he makes use of her data and concepts to enhance, design and implement interventions for kids.She can also be concerned in program growth, analysis, advocacy, capability constructing and consciousness elevating and has many publications associated to rights of youngsters.

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