CHILDREN SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR MUMBAI

The Maharashtra Region and Town Planning Act specifies that every Municipal corporation must prepare a development plan to be implemented over 20 years. The last development plan was prepared for Mumbai in 1981 and it was adopted only thirteen years later, in 1994. Thus a new plan, which is valid for 20 years, will need to be prepared and ratified

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THE CHILD LABOUR BILL AMENDMENT, 2016 – A REALITY CHECK

In India 33 million children in the age group of 0 – 18 are child labourers (Census 2011).

Allowing children to work in family enterprises is likely to have far reaching implications on children’s overall development and health. In reality, children who combine school with economic roles often work for long hours after school, or may drop out of school due to extended periods of work.

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SUMMER CAMP – SCIENCE, ARTS AND MEMORIES

With monsoons on the prowl and sports out of question, CRY volunteers in Pune decided to make simple science experiments the centre of the 2016 Summer Camp. The two day camp at Sant Ramdas Swami Prathamik Vidyalaya began with a movie screening. With the

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CRY VOLUNTEERS IN CHENNAI GET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

“Prakash, along with his sister, are being taken care of by their grandmother, Kamakshi. Having been disowned by their parents owing to their own marital discord, the children now stay with their grandmother in Nochikuppam. An abusive father and a lackadaisical mother have ensured that Prakash has not been able to study or even appear for his exams. The child

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DANCE HAS NO LANGUAGE…NEITHER DOES KINDNESS!

Born and raised in Texas, Catherine, a 25 year old gymnastics coach and student, decided to intern with CRY and use her experiences in teaching children. Catherine’s decision to teach the children dance stems from her having taught gymnastics and dance to children in the past. However, Catherine’s main desire to contribute to Child Rights in India is motivated by her

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CRY AND YOU – CREATING YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS

“What I can do, I must do”, this powerful line by the late CRY founder Rippan Kapur, is not just a bunch of words. Time and again we have seen individuals stand up to obstacles and conquer over them; defeat their fears and lift up the society. We call these distinct people ‘heroes’. Yes, they are heroes. But here we are not talking

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CREDIBILITY AND CRY – OUR MAINSTAY!

Arey dada, you have come. Please wait. I’ll be right back” shouted Pranoy from the meeting room, right at the end of the corridor, when he spotted me entering the accounts team. From the short glimpse that I could manage I found that he was still the same energetic man that I had met five years back, with bright twinkling

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INFANT DEATHS IN UTTAR PRADESH RAISE CONCERN

More than two lakh infants in Uttar Pradesh die within the first month of birth and more than three lakh children don’t live to celebrate their first birthday (Annual Health Survey 2012-13).

These figures become more stark and worrisome when we consider the fact that children between 0-6 constitute over 15% of UP’s population and that around one in every 5

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A CHILD’S RIGHT TO DREAM…

I want to study further and not be a child bride.

I am Rekha.

“I love my village Jaganuru in Chikkodi taluk of Belgaum district, Karnataka.  School meant learning, playing and enjoying my childhood. Suddenly when there were no classes for 7th grade and my friends and I were asked by our parents to get ready for marriage. We never READ MORE

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CRY and I

Children have the ability to transform a society. My love for children and a sincere interest in working towards ensuring a better life for them was a driving force behind my association with CRY. I worked as an Intern in the Media Advocacy department of CRY for a period of Eight Weeks during May-June, 2015.

The work that CRY does
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On Second Chances…

Soon after the train stations had become operational again following the devastating floods, I made a trip to the slums in Chennai, spending the majority of time in Suryanagar and Vysarpadi.

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