Group Development Pakistan

Promoting Child Rights and Participation in Pakistan for Juvenile Justice Reform (PCRPP)

Promoting Child Rights and Participation in Pakistan for Juvenile Justice Reform’ (PCRPP) aims to increase public trust in the state institutions that contribute to preventing and responding to Violence Against Children (VAC) through improved rule of law. The project is focusing on improving justice with children in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mardan, Quetta, and Karachi in line with the international child safeguarding standards, in a holistic, participatory and gender/culture-sensitive manner.

The project is building upon GDP’s recently pre-tested programmatic intervention to improve justice with children in Pakistan, by piloting a child-centered, gender-sensitive and participatory transformative process that will reconcile the general public with the institutions mandated to protect child rights and ensure justice with children in the country. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the project realigned its strategy to contextualize it with prevailing challenges for ensuring the safety and protection of children in contact and conflict with the law by establishing virtual courts and equipping the courts with state-of-the-art technology.