ArticlesTagged with Pakistan.
In 2020, human rights defenders across the world were suddenly exposed to increased vulnerability and risk as the pandemic triggered a wave of government responses that ranged from genuine to opportunistic manipulation of safety measures to target civil society.Read more »
On May 21 2021, the Norwegian Human Rights Fund and the Norwegian Confederation for Trade Unions (LO) organised a webinar exploring gender equality and workers rights and the impact of COVID-19.Read more »
Caste-based discrimination affects more than 260 million Dalits worldwide. Caste-hate speech is currently on the rise across different social media platforms, and should be acknowledged as a specific form of hate.Read more »
In his I Defend Rights story, Human and Dalit Rights Defender Ritwajit Das talks about why he stays motivated to fight against caste oppression.Read more »
The Global Slavery Index estimates that 3,186,000 people are held in modern forms of slavery in Pakistan, ranking the country at 8th place among the world’s 167 nations with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. The most common form of modern slavery prevalent in Pakistan is bonded labour, mainly in agriculture and brick kilns sectors (production of bricks).Read more »
On the International Domestic Workers Day of June 16, the NHRF wants to highlight the crucial work our grantee Women in Struggle for Empowerment (WISE) does to support domestic workers. Domestic workers are often part of informal working sectors, like in Pakistan, where many women and girls end up being trapped in abusive work conditions which in many cases may amount to modern forms of slavery.Read more »