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MEASURE TO PROTECT THE GIRL CHILD IN INDIA

The issue of girl child rights and its protection in India is a serious concern. Being home to more than one third of the 10 million child brides in the world, India has one of the highest numbers of girls forced into marriage before the legal age of 18 years. If one half of our society remain vulnerable to violence and

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SADHNA’S JOURNEY

Sadhna Gaikwad

23 Years

Master’s in Social work

Currently working as the Superintendent of Savitribai Phule Children’s Organization.

Sadhana lived in Poharegaon village in the Renapur Taluka with her father Nanasaheb Gaikwad who was a poor laborer from backward caste, her mother and sister. Her parents were daily wage earners who barely managed to make two ends meet with their

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बाल शिक्षा

कल मुलाकात हुई थी, उस बस्ती के गरीब बचपन से,
वो टुट्टी हुई मुंडेरों और वो छतों पे
कल मुलाकात हुई थी
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AN ACTOR IN THE MAKING!

11-year-old Purnima is academically bright and discovered her love for painting and acting through activities at school. You can help Purnima stay in school, study a range of subjects and explore her abilities.

Armed with will power, determination and a headstrong nature, Purnima Kanojiya is no ordinary 6th grader. While many of her friends were dropping out of school because
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FROM ABILITIES TO POSSIBILITIES

Life had always been hard for Naveen and his family. His father’s meager income not being enough to sustain their day to day life – the young boy had to drop out of school to start work at a tea stall. When CRY’s on ground partner (People’s Organization for Rural Development – PORD) got to know of his plight –

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WHAT DO WE OWE OUR TEACHERS?

Kreeanne Rabadi (Director, Western Region, CRY) explains why investment in teachers and upgrading their teaching skills regularly should be taken up on a priority basis

It’s Teachers’ Day once again, and like every year, this day too will be celebrated with felicitation speeches and gifting of mementos to deserving teachers.

We do however need to ask ourselves – is this one day
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THE LITTLE SINGERS OF DWARKA

12-year-old Jyoti Ramji Parmar and 11-year-old Sherbano Kasambhai Aamda are hailed as the poster girls of Rupenbander village in Dwarka district of Gujarat. Supported by CRY, the two girls, through their singing and public speaking skills have been advocating the
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HOW CAN YOU RAISE YOUR VOICE AGAINST GIRL CHILD DISCRIMINATION?

Jawaharlal Nehru, in whose fond memory Children’s Day is observed every year, said, “To awaken the people, it’s the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves.”

These few words capture, in entirety, the importance of a woman’s role. But, Indian society still hasn’t been awakened to the importance of empowering the women.
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CRY & ITS ROLE IN HELPING UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN

A Brief History

India is a country which is home to more than 400 million children, i.e, roughly over 39% of the population consists of children below the age of 18 years. But most of these children face a variety of issues that hamper their growth and development. They are deprived of their basic rights i.e. to survival, development, protection and participation.
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CRY’S IMMEDIATE REACTION TO UNION BUDGET 2017-18

1 Feb 2017, 6 PM : For last 15 years, Budgets for Children have remained stagnant with Union Budget 2017-18 allocating just 3.32 per cent to children. While the need is that of exponential increase, allocations for children has seen only an incremental increase with Rs 71305.35 crores for children from Rs. 65758.45 crores in 2016-17 budget.

Recently released National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC)
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IMPACT OF POVERTY ON CHILDREN IN INDIA

Impact of Poverty on Children in India

Poverty affects many people. But, arguably, the effects of poverty are seen most in children. And, with 1.21 billion people living below the poverty line in India, the children are sure to bear the repercussions of it. Not only does poverty affect a child’s development and educational outcomes, it also severely affects
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IF YOU DON’T, WE WILL !

Today’s child is the foundation of the future. In India, approximately 40% of our population is made up of children under the age of 14 years.
Unfortunately, being the most vulnerable members of our society, dependent and voiceless, our laws and policies ignore the responsibility to understand our children’s many needs and to provide for their well being.

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