ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa and Sahil organization will jointly hold a winter craft Bazaar featuring colorful activities here on November 29 to raise funds for protection of children.
The event will feature various art, craft and fun activities for families at Lok Virsa. The main feature of the Bazaar include display of Arts, traditional crafts, jewelry, clothing and stalls of traditional foods while other fun activities are related to kids.
Sahil has been working for the last 20 years on child protection especially against Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Our priority areas are awareness raising for prevention of child abuse. This includes capacity building of primary and secondary school teachers, organizations, community members, parents, police and lawyers, said an official of Sahil while talking to APP.
Sahil’s services include free legal aid and free counseling. Along with Sahil legal officers, there is also service available of 100 referral lawyers for legal support across the country. Free legal and counseling services are available at Sahil head office and four regional offices at Abbotabad, Jaffarabad, Lahore, Sukkur.
Sahil has started to reach out to communities build their capacity on child protection, and establish child protection networks at the village level. These child protection networks are linked up with the local and district administration, INGO’s, NGO’s, private sector and other stakeholders to enable them to refer cases to the required service.
Its advocacy works involve research and publication work. This include the publishing of quarterly magazine on relevant topics and publication of an annual research of CSA newspaper reports.