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Coming together for children

How collective action in a village helped bring a school back to life.

A small village of 352 families of Karipatti in Salem district teaches us all the power of collective action.

When a well functioning government high school teaching 150+ children was demolished to dust because of a Four Lane National Highway plan, none of the authorities in the education department came in to protect the rights of the students of the school.

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Child Artist’s Position in Indian Film Industry

 

The last decade of the twentieth century saw the impact of economic liberalization on Indian cinema. This is best exemplified by the transition from rickety single-screen cinema halls to plush multiplex theatres. This was followed by a further boost in 1998 when the National Democratic Alliance government granted cinema the status of an industry. The nature of film financing changed and the corporate sector stepped into movie-making.
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Chander

“What I can do, I must do”

It was a cloudy day in May when I entered office at 8.45 in the morning. As usual my colleague had already come in and was in the process of ordering the first tea of the day from a canteen in the next door office. I am an avid tea drinker and have numerous cups during the day. She ordered tea for both of us. But it was not the usual delivery boy. My colleague mentioned after a while that the delivery boy looked a bit too young to be working.

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#EMPLOYEEEXPERIENCES: RESCUING CHILDREN FROM TRAFFICKING AND HELPING RESTORE CHILDHOODS

#EmployeeExperiences:
Rescuing children from trafficking and helping restore childhoods

Child trafficking continues to be rampant in India
with children being moved from state to state within days, sometimes even
hours. Rapid action and swift coordination between authorities can help prevent
such incidents and ensure children are repatriated to their families.

Here Ashim Ghosh, AGM- Development Support CRY (East-working
for
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FROM CANADA TO CRY, WORKING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

From Canada to CRY, working for community development

With this article, we kickstart a new series of interviews and testimonials from our dedicated CRY interns and volunteers. Volunteering is at the very heart of CRY which was born with Rs. 50 and 7 friends sitting around a dining table wanting to do something. Over the years, as we work to READ MORE

CRY VOLUNTEERS IN BANGALORE ADD WEIGHT TO THE FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION

CRY Volunteers in Bangalore add weight to the fight against malnutrition

Volunteers at CRY play a critical role in spreading awareness on children’s issues and also taking action to ensure children’s rights are respected in the society around them through participation in Public Action Groups (PAG). Read on to see how a group of determined volunteers in Bangalore came together

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PULAK GOES BACK TO SCHOOL: CRY EAST VOLUNTEERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE

Last year, as part of the children’s group we initiated in Dhakuria’s Ward 92 of Kolkata along with 3 other volunteers, we started undertaking sessions with the local children on a regular basis. The sessions which focused on teaching something new to the children be it arts and craft, GK quizzes, theatre etc, elicited much enthusiasm from the children whoREAD MORE

WHEN FLOODS STRIKE, CHILDREN CAN ‘BANK’ ON THESE CLOTHES

Local
NGO Gramya Vikas Manch (GVM) has been working with children in Nalbari district,
Assam since its inception. A grassroots organization which focuses on
awareness-building and community mobilisation, GVM works to ensure every child
and family is granted their rights. CRY partners with GVM in 18 villages under
Barbhag and Pub Nalbari development Block of the Nalbari district.

One
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THE CHILD RIGHTS MANIFESTO

Put Children First!

THE CHILD RIGHTS MANIFESTO
16th General Elections
2014

Child Rights and You (CRY) call on all political parties to become campaigner
of rights of all children in India.

India,
with about 430 million children, has the world’s largest child population with
every sixth child in the world today referring to India as ‘home’. Although
children constitute over a third of India’s population, they are
accorded a low priority in national policy and governance decisions.

 

Child Rights and You (CRY) call on all political parties to become campaigner
of rights of all children in India.

India,
with about 430 million children, has the world’s largest child population with
every sixth child in the world today referring to India as ‘home’. Although
children constituteREAD MORE

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ENROLLING CHILDREN IN URBAN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANSES

Children are compelled or they
choose to run away from their home / secured living spaces to escape the
environment of abuse, neglect, extreme poverty. Often
very small children lose their way and are never able to find their way back
home. In fact with the time they lost absolute
links with their families. The places where children land up afterREAD MORE

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INTERNATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY

Lack of Girl Child’s Education and violation
of their fundamental rights, detrimental to equitable growth in India

As the world gears up to celebrate the
second International Day of the Girl Child on Oct 11th, 2013 with
focus on innovation for girl’s education, India is still struggling to provide
basic rights to its girl child, points out leading child rights

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