When a child takes his first step, it is an unforgettable moment for the mother. But not for Shazia, whose son took his first steps in Central Jail.
UNCRC Coming of an Age: Spreading the message of child rights
Contributed by: Yasir Khawaja, Advocacy & Campaigns Officer
"The situation of Pakistan is currently worse than that in much of sub-Saharan Africa. This is a life and death crisis for many but also causes impaired development with long-term effects."
Meena Gabeena, Senior Officer Communications looks into the grim picture the state of Child affairs depicts in Pakistan
In 2012, 2.9 Million newborn babies died within 28 days. Of these, 1 Million babies died on their first day-and only-day of life. Unless we urgently start to decide to tackle deaths among newborn babies, there is a real danger that progress in reducing child deaths will stall, and we will fail in our ambition to be the generation that can end all preventable child deaths. But, as Ending Newborn Deaths reveals, the crises in even bigger. In 2012 there were 1.2 million stillbirths where the heart stopped beating during labour. READ MORE....