HAQ Centre for Child Rights

Location: Delhi and Madhya Pradesh
Nature of Initiative: Resource Organisation
Project holder: Ms. Bharti Ali
CRY support since: 2011 – 2012

  • 40 children identified as victims of Child Sexual Abuse were provided different types of support and counselling
  • Approximately 80 girls in the age group of 14-18 years have been covered under life-skill education

HAQ, as the name suggests, strives to propel child rights into all mainstream development efforts, government and non-governmental, and place it on the centre stage of national debate. HAQ: Centre for Child Rights works towards the recognition, promotion and protection of rights of all children. To carry forward its mandate HAQ undertakes research and documentation. It is actively engaged in public education and advocacy on children’s rights. It also seeks to serve as a resource and support base for individuals and groups dealing with children at every level. It not only provides information and referral service but also training and capacity building of all those working with children or on issues concerning them, and the children themselves.

HAQ operates mainly in the areas of Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. As part of its work on monitoring government performance in realizing child rights, HAQ has been undertaking budget for children analysis, monitoring the judiciary through research and judicial intervention, analyzing parliamentary questions and bringing out status reports. HAQ has worked very closely with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Planning Commission to ensure that Child Rights becomes a mandate of the Planning Process and that there is a paradigm shift in approach of intervening after the children have fallen through the protective net to the need for the creation of a protective environment for children.