<![CDATA[Sheikh Trust for Human Development - Blog]]>Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:55:45 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[We appreciate the efforts of Punjab government for promulgation of Protection of Women act ]]>Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:38:36 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/we-appreciate-the-efforts-of-punjab-government-for-promulgation-of-protection-of-women-act]]><![CDATA[Pakistan Governance Forum]]>Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:34:19 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/pakistan-governance-forum
To achieve the objectives set out in Pakistan Vision 2025 and to review the state of reforms, develop innovative solutions and recommend plans for
accelerated implementation of reforms in various sectors by Federal Ministries and Provincial Governments, Ministry of Planning organized Pakistan Governance Forum on December 22, 2014 and invited all the stakeholders to discuss and brain-storm ideas to implement reforms.
Dr ch Abrar Majid also participated as team member of the Legal Reforms Session
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<![CDATA[We are offering opportunities to serve, learn and share your ideas with us for social change]]>Sun, 23 Dec 2012 09:22:55 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/we-are-offering-opportunities-to-serve-learn-and-share-your-ideas-with-us-for-social-changeDevelopment in Action is Advocacy Project and we no more believe in just criticism but believe in Solutions & Action for social change, going to start one forum for social cohesion and networking of the Human Rights Activists/Defenders to actively participation in this project. We need volunteers, interested to work for this sacred cause. A unique model project, you have opportunity to learn and share your ideas and potential for development in Pakistan. We will provide detailed information; strategies, modes of action, training etc on board. Please those interested, may send your CV with cover latter at e-mail: dir_sht@yahoo.com. for further queries and inquires you may also contact through the link 
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<![CDATA[New Project of Advocacy for Change]]>Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:01:47 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/new-project-of-advocacy-for-changePicture
Development in Action project is multi dimension and We would give its example with tree: you have roots, it takes water, fertilizer ( thoughts, comments, feedback  suggestions) bar, branches (our team working at different levels) leaves (development) fruit (solutions) and its multi dimension nature in its work: we have theory and practice, advocacy,   learning, participation, empowerment, discussion,  networking and solutions. For further detail you may visit on Facebook official page. Please join us and strengthen the project with you valuable ideas. 

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<![CDATA[The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery]]>Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:46:57 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/december-02nd-2012Picture
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict. For further detail you may visit on the link


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<![CDATA[Global Youth Forum]]>Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:43:35 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/global-youth-forumPicture
On 3-6 December 2012, over 900 youth leaders from every country will have an unprecedented opportunity to influence global policy.

Representing the 43% of the world’s population under age 25, they will convene in Bali to develop official recommendations for the United Nations development agenda.

But they will not be the only ones contributing.

Around the world, youth leaders will connect locally and electronically to provide a shared response to the social, economic and human rights challenges and opportunities faced by their generation. This is the moment when the 43% take control of our shared future. For further detail you may visit on the link


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<![CDATA[IFJ Mourns Death of Young Reporter in Pakistan]]>Sat, 18 Aug 2012 02:35:57 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/ifj-mourns-death-of-young-reporter-in-pakistanIFJ Mourns Death of Young Reporter in Pakistan

Posted: 16 Aug 2012 11:20 PM PDT

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) are deeply saddened by the suicide of a young journalist in Lahore following her employer’s refusal to pay her salary.

Ms Semaab worked for local Lahore newspaper Daily Anti-Crime.  She was the sole financial provider for her family including younger siblings and her father who requires regular medical treatment for cancer. According to reports, Ms Semaab jumped from the fourth story of the hostel where she lived with her family on August 15 following the newspaper management’s persistent refusal to pay her salary for several months.

The PFUJ and IFJ extend its deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Ms Semaab. Tragically, Ms Semaab’s commitment to journalism was undermined by the very media organisation she worked for.

The exploitation of media workers in Pakistan is all too common. According to the PFUJ, media organisations including Khabrain, AAJ TV, News 1, TV1, Royal TV, Wasaib, Channel 5 and Indus TV are known to withhold employee salaries.   In similar incidents over the past 12 months, journalists working for Channel 5 and Aaj TV committed suicide after their employers withheld salaries for several months.

In a statement, PFUJ Secretary General Amin Yousaf demanded media owners stop exploiting their workers and called on the Supreme Court Chief to take notice of this tragedy and direct the media owners to pay salaries to their workers.

The Seventh Wage Award for journalists and newspaper workers in Pakistan, announced in 2000, guarantees conditions and wages under which journalists are employed in Pakistan however, the government and Wage Award Implementation Tribunal have failed to implement the statutorily determined level of wages for journalists. Journalists are increasingly employed without a contract or under short term contracts which are not accountable to the Wage Board.

“The death of Ms Semaab draws acute attention to the plight of exploited media workers in Pakistan” said IFJ Director Jacqueline Park.

“The IFJ urges the Government of Pakistan to take decisive action in the implementation of the Wage Award and hold media organisations accountable to all employees under the Act.”

The PFUJ, in partnership with the IFJ, recently deployed four missions to assess the situation for journalists in Balochistan, Interior Sindh, the Khyber – FATA region and Punjab.   The PFUJ/IFJ report on the State of Journalism in Balochistan Province, released on World Press Freedom Day 2012, is available on the IFJ website here

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<![CDATA[International Judicial Conference 2012 held in Islamabad]]>Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:26:46 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/international-judicial-conference-2012-held-in-islamabad Picture
International Judicial Conference 2012 held in Islamabad from 13-15 April and was called on by National Jucdicial Commission of Pakistan for development of new jucicial posicy for justice to all. This Conference was inaugurated on thirteen April 2012, by Chairman Nation Jucicial Commission, Chif Justice of Pakistan Chaudhary Muhammad Iftikhar and participants from all ove the world participated. Participants were include in service judges, retired judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan, in service and retired judges of Higher Courts, Districe judiciary, Lawyers, Acadimicians and media from all over the word. Dr Ch Abrar Majid, Executive Director Sheikh Trust for Human Development also participated in this conference. The topics of the session were most important issues of the country like money landering, Gender Bias, Role of Judiciary in good governance, Parental Child Abduction and many more. At the end of conference in light of discussion recomendations were made for next jucicial policy. For further detail on working groups you may visit official website of Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan or you may click directly on the  browser:
For media information and articles on conference you may visit:
The Nation
Business Recorder
Jinnah
Daily Times
The News

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<![CDATA[CIVICUS World Assembly held in Montereal, Canada]]>Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:52:47 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/civicus-world-assembly-held-in-montereal-canadaPicture
CIVICUS World Assembly 2011 held in Montereal on September 9 to September 12. About seven hundred people participated from all over the world. Abrar Majid, Director STHD, Amjid Iqbal Philonthrapist, Qaisar Chaudhary Human Rights Defender, Muhammad Aslam Khan also participated from Pakistan. CUCUCUS is Alliance for global citizens from all over the world they get to gether on World Assembly and share their knowledge and experience through differnt Plenary sessions, workshops and different other activities. People were looks very excited and expressing their views with groups of diversity. CIVICUS World Assembly was accessed by millions of people from all over the world those could not participaate physically. You may watch some activities online on the link:one other linkis: Dr Ch Abrar Majid and other participants were interviewd by CIVICUS World Assembly spokesman and you may visit their interviews online on the link

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<![CDATA[First Post!]]>Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:14:45 GMThttp://sheikhtrust.weebly.com/blog/first-post