Child Rights & Development


   Published Articles:

  1. Rizvi, S., Zakar, R., Zakar, M. (2015). Factors associated with low birth weight of children  among employed mothers in Pakistan. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI:10.1007/s10995-015-1708-zImpact Factor:  2.24
  2. Zakar, R., Zakar, M., Aqil, N., Naruallah, M. (2015) Paternal factors associated with neonatal mortality and births with low weight: evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-015-1674-5Impact Factor:  2.24
  3. Nasrullah, M, Zakar, R., Zakar, MZ., Abbas, S.,Safdar, R. (2015). Circumstances leading to intimate partner violence against women married as children: a qualitative study in Urban Slums of Lahore, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights, Impact Factor:  1.37
  4. Zakar M. Z., Zakar, R., Aqil, N., Qureshi, S.,  Saleem, N., Imran, S. (2015). “Nobody likes a person whose body is covered with mud”: Health hazards faced by child laborers in the brick kiln sector of the Okara District, Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Behavioral ScienceCanadian Journal of Behavioral Science. 47(1):21-28. DOI:10.1037/a0036262,Impact factor: 0.66
  5. Nusrullah, Muazzam, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Alexander Kraemer. (2014).  Girl Child Marriage and its Associations with Morbidity and Mortality of Children under-five in a nationally, representative sample of Pakistan. Journal of Pediatrics,164(3), 639-649Journal of Pediatrics,164(3), 639-649Impact factor: 4.358
  6. Muazzam Nasrullah, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar. (2014). Child Marriage and Its Associations With Controlling Behaviors and Spousal Violence Against Adolescent and Young Women in Pakistan. Journal of Adolscent Health, 55, Issue 6, Pages 804–809,Journal of Adolscent Health, 55, Issue 6, Pages 804–809,Impact factor: 3.75
  7. Ayisha Bugvi, Rhala Rahat, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer, Muazzam Nasrullah. Riffat Manawar. (2014). Factors associated with non-utilization of child immunization in Pakistan: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07. BMC Public Health, 14:232BMC Public Health, 14:232Impact factor: 2.32


  1. Prevailing Situation of Violence against Children in Pakistan sponsored by Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights, Pakistan, Year 2015.
  2. Coping Strategies for Addressing Barriers to Immunization of Children in Punjab, Pakistan sponsored by World Health Organization (WHO), Year 2015.
  3. Rapid Assessment on the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Districts of Okara, and Muzaffargarh sponsored by Department of Labor, Government of the Punjab Province and International Labor Organization, Year 2013.
  4. Knowledge of Primary School Teacher about Infectious Diseases of Children sponsored by Worked with Contech International, Model Town Lahore, Year 2003.
  5. KAP Study of Early Childhood Care in district Sialkot sponsored by UNICEF, Year 2002.
  6. Conducted Evaluation Study for the functional up-gradation of the Neghbans (Center for lost and kidnapped children) sponsored by Department of Social Welfare and Zakat, Government of the Punjab and UNICEF, Year 2000.