Universal Children's Day today

01:35 PM | 20 Nov, 2015
Universal Children's Day today

ISLAMABAD (Online) - The Universal Children's Day is being observed today (Friday) to create awareness on children rights and ensure conducive environment focusing on their welfare.

Pakistan has taken many steps to ensure protection of child rights and celebrating the day shows our commitment to all international obligations.

According to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), every year millions of children around the world become victims of untold violence.

TOPSHOTS Pakistani children play on the roof of a house on the outskirts of Lahore on November 19, 2014. The United Nations' Universal Children's Day is celebrated annually on November 20 to promote worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT:

Children in every country, every culture and at every social level face various forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. The abuse takes place at home, in school, in institutions, at work, in the community, in armed conflict and natural disasters.

Much violence against children, such as corporal punishment and sexual abuse, remains legal and socially approved in many countries.


The violence children face takes many forms, such as exploitation and abuse, trafficking, physical and humiliating punishment, harmful traditional practices and recruitment into armed forces and groups.

Growing up with violence and abuse seriously affects a child's development, dignity, and physical and psychological integrity.

Free puppet show

Pakistan National Council of the Arts has arranged a free puppet show for children on 21 November Saturday in connection with the International Children's Day.

According to press statement issued on Friday, the puppet show will be arranged at 04:00pm at Gallery No.12, PNCA, F-5/1, Islamabad.