HRC Summary - Pakistan

The summary of stakeholders' contributions deals with the right to educationat its point 32.

32. According to JS1, nearly one third of the population is illiterate, noting that 2.42 per cent of the budget was allocated in 2007-08 on public education. JS1 noted that a huge disparity exists in the literacy ratio between men and women due to unequal access to education for girls and gender biases in education materials.

JS1 Joint submission (1) of National Commission for Justice and Peace, Democratic Commission for Human Development, Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, Aurat Foundation, Pakistan Federal Union Of Journalists, Lok Sangat, Pakistan Forum for Social Democracy, Strengthening Participatory Organization, Lahore, Pakistan

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