Children
 Pakistan
Project #10449

Rehabilitate Commercial sexualy exploited children

by Society for Empowering Human Resource (SEHER)
Vetted
session with peer educators
session with peer educators

Every child has a right to their childhood – a hopeful existence free of exploitation, violence, neglect, and extreme poverty. Children need education, health services, consistent support systems as well as love, hope and encouragement; all these things and more are required in order to experience childhood to the fullest, and to eventually develop into healthy, capable adults.

       However, millions of young people around the world are exploited in different ways. Children are forced to work in factories, in backrooms, on the street, and in the sex trade. They can be sold as slaves or even drafted to fight in wars. The violation of children’s rights is pervasive throughout many countries and fuels struggling economies, but exploitation of children is not restricted to the public sphere. Alarmingly, children are too often the recipients of violence in their own home, where a high percentage of abuse- sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological- takes place.

But much more needs be done to enforce children’s rights everywhere. children’s get their rights and protection.

Objectives:         

      At the end of session participents (Peer educators) should be able to:

  • Understand the legal rights
  • Understand the Sexual exploitation
  • Enable to protect themselves and peers
  • Enable to report sexual exploitation Cases

Session was started with the residing of holly Quran then trainer introduced him self and all participants have also introduced them selves; the session was on Legal Rights. This session was conducted for Peer Educators. In this session CA members & CPC children have participated.

Contents of the session

  1. Procedure of Court and offences.
  2. Kinds of court.
  3. How to register compliant in police station.
  4. How to file a direct compliant in court. (According to criminal procedure code with sections).
  5. Reporting of Exploitation cases

 Following were the topics discussed with peer educators

 Section 154                 Registration of FIR? Case

 Section 160                 Police officer power to require attendance of the witnesses

 Session 161                 Examination of the witnesses by police

 Section 64                   Power to record statements and confession of accused. Before the

 Judicial magistrate

Section 167                 procedure when investigation can not be completed in twenty four hours (Remand)

Section 169                 release of accused when evidence deficient.

 Section173                  Chelan and other complete documents will be submitting the court though public prosecutor/ district attorney.

 Section 377                 Un natural offence male to make sexual abuse and acts is done.

 Threat of life: any person threats any one do this thing other wise will kill you. If this is legal or illegal and this person compel you to do this thing. You have to go to police station and file a compliant under section107/ 150cr.pc. Police will arrest him and if it will prove against the person who is involved in this threat or breach of piece of any one he will face the trail and punished.

 Framing of charge and case trail will be start

Section -200                Direct compliant before the judicial magistrate of session judge.

 If Police refuse to register the case /FIR. Section 22(a) will support the compliant to fill an application against the SHO and session judge has to power to call the station head officer (SHO) and issue the direction to file the case or inquire about the matter under section 182.

If a criminal is less than 7 years.

 Section 82PPC: is clear that no thing is an offence which done by a child under 7 years.

 Section 83 PPC Act of a child above seven years and under twelve of immature understanding. Court will observe the maturity of understanding.

 Juvenile Justice system ordinance 2000

 Aim of the ordinance: Protection to the children involved in criminal litigation and their rehabilitation of the society.

 Definition of child: A minor who is below the eighteen at the time of offence is called child.

Bristol Institution: A place where child offender may be detained and given education and training for their mental, moral and psychological development.

 Procedure of juvenile courts

A juvenile court shall not ordinarily take up any case on a day when the case of a child accused is fixed for evidence on such day.

No person shall be present at any sitting of a juvenile court except presiding officer, staff of the court parties and guardian of the child

session with peer educators 2
session with peer educators 2
activity during session
activity during session

SEHER initiated in a very challenging environment for rehabilitation of children in sexual exploitation,  and after the rigorous kind of activities the silence was broken and community, stakeholders and parents are responding positive to take their role effectively, at this point of time the community and stakeholders need a proper and technical guideline to follow to achieve their ultimate goal,

The peer educators are now able to contribute and arrange awareness sessions for the children and community members, peer educators organized a drama performance to create awareness on the issue of child rights

Program was initiated with the recitation of Holly Quran by Peer educator. Event procedure was initiated. After that all participants were formally welcomed and paid thanks for their participation. The main purpose to organize this program to awareness the new generation know about child right.

They registered the children, & make them sit properly. One of the peer educators introduced the team and gave orientation about SEHER and IMTIZAJ project. Then they start the program through the Drama.

In this drama one children show the school boy who run away from school because of corporal punishment and due to lack of stationary which was not being provided to him as his parents were not able to afford. While running away from school he start spending his time at streets, gaming zones, cafes, and the corners where he met other street boys, his father was worried about the situation of his sons, and took the decision that if he is no more going to school so he should earn money he make him to work at a tea stall and given target for collecting the money,

He was compel to work hard at the tea stall, he use to work from dawn to dusk, but on very small mistake his employer use to beat him, he was disappointed and having hatred for the parents and other people. He was having no hope; here comes his bad street friends who involve him I drugs and other bad activities,

Through the Drama children aware about the child labor, corporal punishment and sexual exploitation, they were aware that if a child is not getting enough attention from parents he can be involved in anti social activates and many children discuss their problems after the drama.

children and youth with play cards
children and youth with play cards

Keeping in line with SEHER's vision tradition of highlighting the child rights ,prevention and protection issues through rigorous activism in different spheres of life, the journey towards emancipation continued this year with different set of approach, activities ,outreach and stakeholders. SEHER adopted a sophisticated and in planning and preparation of holding the event. Well organized committees were formed with their own sets of delicate task and responsibilities.

SEHER's oath campaign to stop child abuse, which apprehended over the period of 19 days of activism with a sustainable approach to reach the common masses. The campaign was extended to more than 6 districts and with the target of more than 26000 oaths has been taken during the campaign. SEHER not only target the districts with in the province but also spread the activism to the capital of the country.

Different sets of activities were also extended to schools, DIC's of partner organizations, Jails, protection centers, and in different communities.

Activates were organized with law enforcing agencies in jails where children's in conflicts with law also provided with the opportunity to express their concerns and demands with stance to fight for their rights.

Apart from raising awareness through different stakeholders, children's activism was a rigorous effort where they were given the opportunity to capture the picture of children's in garages, who are confronting a miserable life. Interviews were conducted to grasp a undermining picture of these depriving children's. The students were given a task to make a documentary about the children unable to opt for a better life, get proper education and other issues.

SEHER has organized Mega event on 19 November to observe the World Prevention of Child Abuse Day on large scale to spread the message of child protection among the masses, govt. authorities, media and civil society. children from different govt. and private schools have participated in the event and make their collective voice against Child abuse, moreover Govt. officials, Ministers, Media personals, Partner organizations and teachers participated in the event to show solidarity with SEHER in ending the hazard of child abse from the society.

skit by children
skit by children
children during LSBE session
children during LSBE session

Children are vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation and specifically the boys as due to the tribal area in Quetta. It was also highlighted that mostly the incidences of child abuse take place in the vicinities of Cinemas, video gaming zones and small hotels. The boys who are forced to work by their parents usually become any easy target for the perpetrators to lure them into commercial sexual activities.

SEHER strategically dealt the situation multi-dimensionally. On one hand SEHER started rehabilitation of victimized children through variety of recreational activities and psychosocial counseling and on the other hand started sensitization of key stakeholders that include people belonging to different tiers of the society that directly or indirectly have a link with the life of the children vulnerable to sexual abuse.  The focused stakeholders include parents, primary care givers, mentors, community elders, Law Enforcing officials, school teachers and elected representatives.

During the reporting period SEHER has imparted life skill training to the street children affected by sexual exploitation, Life skills based education enable them to enhance their skills and knowledge about the issues affecting their lives. Following topics were covered during sessions once in a week with 56 children.

Decision making and problem solving:

Through a role play concept of problem solving and decision making was explain and both the skills were discussed briefly. Children were provided with the information to decide well and their problem solving abilities were enhanced. Pictures of situations were shown and children were asked that how they will solve this problem.       

 Self-awareness:

An activity was done with children, where they were given with a chart and piles of magazine so they can choose pictures from these which describe their personality, their likes dislikes, strengths, weakness, future goals etc. the activity name was “Who am I?

Each of the child present their charts and through this chart they were presenting themselves, after that importance of self- awareness was discussed, it was explain to them that understanding their weakness and strength can improve quality of life. Also discuss that this is very necessary that we came to know our strength and weaknesses. It was added that everybody has strength and weaknesses, but we could change our weaknesses into strength.

Creative and Critical thinking:

Briefly discuss these topics and share that what is critical thinking how we perceive other’s comments in +ve sense and bring a +ve change in our weaknesses. Then we also discuss the creative thinking’s that creative thinking’s are God gifted, we Draw Squares and said to participants that they generate more squares inside these squares. Another activity done that was on story making Facilitators give a start of a story and ask to all the participants that everybody said only one sentence to follow the story and then give it a positive end. 

 Health and hygiene:

 Discuss the types of health and hygiene with participants also discusses how these relate to another. all participants said that whole types are very necessary e.g. if we take care of our personal hygiene but don’t keep our home clean then our personal hygiene is purposeless because we take infection from our environment so it is very necessary that we take care of whole types of hygiene like: - personal Hygiene, domestic, food, environmental, water and sanitation hygiene. Show the pictures on health and hygiene at the end of session.   

HIV/Aids:

start the session with that what is HIV/Aids participants told that it is a cureless disease then we write down the Abbreviations of HIV/Aids stand for what also discuss the causes, and precautions of  this disease its window period ,investigations and anti-Retroviral therapy. They were oriented about the ways of transmitting HIV.     

Sexual Abuse:

 Describe the types of abuses that how many kinds of abuses. Children were shown pictures of different kind of physical and sexual abuse, they were told that how they can protect themselves, they were given information that it is not their fault if some adult do bad things to them.             

role play during LSBE session
role play during LSBE session
session on LSBE
session on LSBE
children reciving gifts
children reciving gifts

EID-ul- Fitr is a festival for Muslims they observe after the holy month of RAMDAN, During the month ofRamdan Muslims observe a strict fast and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr. It is a time to give in charity to those in need, and celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy. Before the day of Eid, during the last few days of Ramadan, each Muslim family gives a determined amount as a donation to the poor. This donation is of actual food -- rice, barley, dates, rice, etc. -- to ensure that the needy can have a holiday meal and participate in the celebration

It is the high time to include the ones who cannot afford to have all the happiness to buy new cloths and food for themselves. SEHER following its every year’s practice this year arrange new cloths for the street working children. Staff members, family members, friends and other philanthropists gave charity for the EID cloths for needy children.

During the Ramzan Month these cloths were distributed among them, 54 children were provided with dresses to wear on EID day and be part of the celebration of EID happiness.

children reciving gifts
children reciving gifts
children in happy mood on the day of distribution
children in happy mood on the day of distribution

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Society for Empowering Human Resource (SEHER)

Location: Quetta, Balochistan - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​seher.org.pk/​
Project Leader:
immad uddin
Quetta, Baluchistan Pakistan

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