Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN), Pakistan

UNICEF-RPSN: Promoting Child Rights in Cotton Farming Areas of Punjab

RSPN partnered with National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) to work on a UNICEF funded initiative on developing communities’ awareness on the rights of children in cotton-picking areas of South Punjab and to discourage families from sending their children to work on cotton fields. Funded by IKEA Foundation through UNICEF, this three-year’s project was implemented in 312 villages in 17 union councils of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts of Punjab. RSPN and NRSP strived to make people aware of the rights of children and the negative impact of child labour throughout the project life, which started from October 2014 and successfully completed in December 2017.