project_Samajika-Parivartana-Jana-Andolana[SPJA]

Location: Karnataka
Nature of Initiative: Network / Alliance
Project holder: Mr. M Narayanswamy
CRY support since: 2007 – 2008

CHANGE ENABLED
  • Advocacy by SPJA with the Government impacted positively on the egg distribution for moderately undernourished children in Hyderabad, Karnataka
  • SPJ has been conducting regular visits to NRC’s and monitoring children who require health treatment under Bala Sanjeevani
  • SPJ actively followed up with the Child Rights commission to strengthen the monitoring systems for child rights violations
WHAT CHANGED

SPJ alliance was initiated in the year 2007 with CRY as a partner in Karnataka. SPJ had several successful advocacy programs at State level between 2007- 2009. SPJ also faced big challenges and difficult times to strengthen district level committees, mobilization, internal dynamics and strengthening of institutional processes. The State Alliance has highlighted immense learning by working on child protection issues. Few sessions were held in the State Committee meetings to build knowledge on child marriage, POCSO Act and ICPS. They have planned to take the learnings from the state consultation forward through public awareness / workshops on prevention of child marriages in community marriages.