Pakistan

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, with 60% of its population under the age of thirty. The country faces many challenges including severe poverty, lack of basic services and political instability. Children, youth and women often lack access to essential services and see their rights denied. Tdh works in collaboration with local partners and governmental authorities to protect children that got in conflict with the law.

What we do

Access to justice

Tdh’s Access to Justice project benefits children in conflict with the law in the central jail of Peshawar. With our local partner, we provide imprisoned youth with recreational and sport opportunities, non-formal education and life skills. Tdh also organises free medical camps for monitoring the health of the young people. We train and sensitise the adult prisoners on child protection policy guidelines. We also engage key justice stakeholders and civil society organisations in policy dialogue to advocate and lobby for the right of juveniles through influencing legislation.

"I was 10 when my parents died and my brother and I left home to find work. I was treated like an animal and ended up alone on the streets. I lost hope."

Irfan, a Tdh beneficiary in Peshawar

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Terre des hommes in Pakistan

Beneficiaries in 2018

486 people

Expatriate / national staff

1 / 3

2019 budget

CHF 74,078.-

Where we work

Nowshera, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

 

Where we work

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Timeline

2002
Tdh begins its activities in Pakistan (Child Protection i-e protection of Street Children in Peshawar).
2005
Emergency aid following the earthquake.
2010
Emergency aid following the floods.
2018
Access to justice project launched.
2019
New project in Access to Justice focusing on education and skill development.

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Related publications

Making an impact for children: Annual Report 2017
Thematic policy - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems

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