FIVE GOALS ONE DREAM

CRY has always believed that the rights of children must be the nation’s first priority and that every child is entitled to a happy and healthy childhood.

Reiterating our commitment to child rights, CRY has defined goals – goals that are precise and concrete goals and will help us achieve our vision for every child – that of a happy,

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VISIT TO AAKAR – CRY PROJECT IN MUMBAI

Sumedh, a CRY America Volunteer from Seattle
Action Center was keen to visit a CRY supported project, when in India
for his annual holiday. He wanted to understand the impact of his
support. Sumedh visited project AAKAR, Mumbai. Here is a first hand
account of his experience

“I wept because I had no shoes. And then I saw a man with no
feet.”
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BUDGETING FOR THE FUTURE: CRY

About 44% of Indian children under five are underweight and 48% are stunted. Shockingly, India is home to 42% of the world’s underweight children and 31% of its stunted children.

Children represent not only India’s future, but are also integral to securing India’s present. Yet, development indicators continue to show slow progress towards securing their welfare and delivering their basic rights.READ MORE

RIGHT TO HEALTH

The UN Convention on the Rights of the
Child had drafted basic rights of a child which focus on survival, development,
protection and participation. One of the rights is the Right to survival, life,
health and nutrition.

The right to a healthy life is a very
basic right for every human being. But yet most children are deprived of thisREAD MORE

AGE DOES MATTER!

In the light of the recent Delhi gang Rape Case, last few days we have seen witnessed innumerous debates around women rights, VAW(violence against women), required changes in Acts and Policies, stricter monitoring, role of police and judiciary, better governance etc.

During the time of mass public outrage and protests one of the issues raised was the alleged age ofREAD MORE

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GIRL CHILD AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION-

GIRL CHILD AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION-

Time and again statistics have shown that girls have often not fared well, not due to their lack of capability, but due to lack of opportunities. The hurdles a girl child faces in order to access education are many. Schools that are too far away for her to reach, lack of basic facilities likeREAD MORE

FORUM MALL, BANGALORE SUPPORTS ICHHA

After a successful launch at Kolkata,  Click Rights: For the Girl Child campaign was also
taken out to the people of Bangalore. The CRY
initiated campaign hosted a public awareness event at Forum Mall in Bangalore where various interactive activities were held
to make people aware about the educational deprivation of the girl child.

People were urged to stand upREAD MORE

ICHHA CAMPAIGN LAUNCH AT KOLKATA

Jadavpur University is one of Kolkata’s
oldest universities. On 28th
August 2012, Click Rights: For the Girl Child, Kolkata chapter was
launched here.  This 40 day nationwide photography
campaign is a CRY initiative. Through this campaign CRY
is advocating every girl child’s ‘Ichha’ or desire to go to school and get an
education. The campaign aims at encouraging people toREAD MORE

ACT FOR AN ACT

Dhakuria is a quiet little place in the
South of Kolkata. On 19th August this little town witnessed a
flutter of activities. A group of children aged 8 – 12 put up a live theatre
performance at the local Councillor’s office.

This performance which focused on the
quality of mid day meals served in schools, attempted to highlight the issues,READ MORE

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DOMESTICATED ICHHA

‘DOMESTICATED’ ICHHA.

There are thousands of girls in India who harnesses a dream to go to school, finish their education and earn a dignified living. Unfortunately not all girls enjoy having a choice or option to live this dream. Non-conducive environment, lack of opportunities, and social pressure compels most of the girls to gradually tame their ‘Ichhas’(wishes),READ MORE

NOW ICHHA IS GOING TO SCHOOL

Thoibi (name
changed) is a 14 year old girl, living in Imphal of Manipur. She is the
daughter of Mr.Tondon and (L)Sunita
Devi
of Nouremthong. Her father was an IDU
(injecting drug user) and alcoholic.
Right from the early days Thoibi’s father was not a responsible husband and a
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ICHHA

Ichha’s
day begins at four in the morning, cooking a frugal meal for her family, of
which she probably will get only leftovers for herself. Without stopping to
rest, she hurries to the market where she spends the rest of the day selling
flowers with her siblings.

At
another location, it is noon and Ichha is hard at workREAD MORE