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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CRY CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY SUMMIT: DEFINING STRATEGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR CHILDREN

Representatives of Corporate India gathered on March 7, 2012 to learn, share and discuss how Corporate Responsibility is a key contributor in bringing about social change at the CRY Corporate Social Responsibility Summit. The event brought together key international figures in CSR as well as stalwarts of CSR in India who discussed how the magnitude of human rights issues inREAD MORE

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CRY EMPLOYEES VISIT THE KALAPANDHARI MAGASVARGIYA AND ADIVASI GRAMIN VIKAS SANSTHA PROJECT.(KMAGVS)

A bunch of new CRY employees visited the KMAGVS project,Latur in August. We learnt about the innovative ways of the KMAGVS to bring about development and create an environment that is enriching and positive. We also interacted with the children of that region and the representatives of the Kalapandhari Magaswargiya and Adiwasi Gramin Vikas Sanstha.(KMAGVS)
The CRY team visitedREAD MORE

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I WANT, I WANT, I WANT…

A common refrain we hear from our world around us in urban India – “I want lesser pollution & dust in the air I breathe”; “I wish the traffic would disappear”; “I want the water supply to be 24/7”; “I must go on a holiday abroad this year”…blah. All of us have been guilty of griping about our lives sometimeREAD MORE

CHILDREN VICTIMS OF MEAGRE WAGES

NEW DELHI: Thousands of crores may have been spent on setting up venues and the village for Commonwealth Games, but the men who actually lay the brick do not even get enough wages to afford one square meal for the family every day.

A study by Child Rights and You (CRY) at the Siri Fort construction site has revealed 84% labourersREAD MORE

THOSE FACES…

(written by Krishna, a CRY Mumbai volunteer)
My sole reason to sit among these children is to learn what goes on in their mind. What causes them to grow up so fast and look at this world through those oceanic abyss eyes?

Last Saturday on Anti Child Labour day, I was once again among them. Almost all those faces were newREAD MORE

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A PHOTOGRAPHER’S PERSPECTIVE BY KAUSHAL PARIKH

I always wonder whether the work NGOs do actually has any concrete constructive results. And as I head off to a village in Allahabad with CRY the same concern niggles at my consciousness.

As a photographer, the CRY Sanchetna project is fascinating. But as a person, it is a revelation. The project touches me on various levels – the harsh conditionsREAD MORE

TOGETHER, WALK THE TALK

NAFRE Jan Andolan (NAFRE People’s Movement) is mounting the nationwide ‘Jan Haq Yatra’, a Peoples’ Rights March demanding a just and equitable society.
The march started on January 23. Regional segments voiced local needs and demands were put before the government. The culmination in New Delhi on 26th and 27th of March will witness a sharing of experiences from across the country

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