A large number of children from cotton-growing communities of Pakistan did not realize their right to a healthy and secure childhood with access to quality education. There were inadequate systems at the village, district and provincial levels to prevent and respond to neglect, abuse, exploitation and violence against children. Children, particularly girls, comprised a large section of the cotton production labour force; they and their families were exposed to pesticides and exploitative working conditions. The education system excluded many children, especially girls and children who work, and offered poor quality education in a highly protected environment. Primary health care services were inadequate and mostly inaccessible, thus increasing risk to children and their families.
CHAON (Children’s Actions against Oppression and Neglect)’s first phase in District Sanghar was extended as Phase II in District Shaheed Benazirabad to complement the achievements from first phase. As many as 1,307,353 children directly and indirectly benefitted from Phase II. The project achieved 150% more than its targets. These achievements were acknowledged by public and civil society organizations.
- Supporter: Save the Children (Sweden)
- Date: July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2019
- Category: Child Protection
- Location: Dist. Shaheed Benazirabad, Sindh
- Budget: Euro 6,085,604/-
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- Children (Direct): 77,803
- Adults (Direct): 79,406
- Children (Indirect): 495,051
- Adults (Indirect): 655,093