It's a booklet that annually brings to you news of our activities in the field, stories of giving by individuals, corporates and youth, and papers on issues in area of child rights. To receive a copy by post, please write to the CRY office nearest to you or write to us at email@example.com.
The CRY in Action 11-12 showcases the importance of nurturing and encouraging the dreams and aspirations of children. With the help of success stories from CRY-supported projects across India, this newsletter gives a glimpse of how the community, family and CRY partners came together to ensure that children get their rights to a happy, healthy, creative childhood.
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2009 - 2010
The 'CRY in Action 2009' gives you a glimpse of CRY's work over the year and how your support enabled us to make permanent change possible in the lives of children. The 'Sabko Shiksha Samaan Shiksha' campaign was initiated to build public pressure for the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. It garnered over 7.7 lakh signatures to demand the guarantee of this right to all children in India. CRY Volunteers across India took action in their own cities to transform the situation of children; CRY World reached out to a wider audience in corporates, at exhibitions and through the website and last, but not the least, events were organised engaging CRY supporters through sports and theatre.
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2008 - 2009
In the past year, CRY and its partners on the ground have continued to build awareness and mobilise people towards ensuring the right to education for every child in India. Be it through communities demanding quality education for their children in villages and slums across India or through volunteer Public Action Groups in cities or at events like the marathon in Mumbai. These initiatives were only possible because of You - our donors, volunteers, grassroots partner organizations, media and well-wishers. Read on to know how you have supported us in our journey to restore to children their basic rights.
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2007 - 2008
Bhure (12) and 250 of his friends in Uttar Pradesh demanded quality education in their schools, Murti (13) along with members of Kishori Vahini, an adoloscent group in her village, fought the practise of child marriage including her own. And many such stories are being scripted everyday. This year's CRY in Action illustrates how children have taken charge of their own lives with a little bit of encouragement and support from the adults in the communities they live in.
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2006 - 2007
Each time we hear of children dying from easily prevantable diseases, each time we read about children rescued from sweat shops, each time we see a child cleaning tables, can we stop and ask ourselves - Is it Right? The latest CRY in Action illustrates in detail how the basic rights of children have been restored through the efforts of the communities and partner NGOs. Supporting these efforts have been volunteers, individuals and organisations.
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2005 - 2006
'CRY Out for what is RIGHT - brings to you a newsletter that covers the voice of children. It is tribute to every child across our nation who is overcoming insurmountable obstacles to change the world. It will share with you the hopes, dreams, ambitions, concerns of children and their rights, as citizens. At CRY we believe each child is entitled to read, to play, to learn, to simply explore and enjoy their childhood.
2004 - 2005
This issue is special as it brings to life a 25 year journey. The 25th year has been momentous for CRY. It gave us the opportunity to look back, assess the distance we have traversed and value the many contributions that have brought CRY to its current position as the pre-eminent Child Rights organisation in India. It also permitted us to gaze into the future to determine what we need to focus our sights on. Download PDF File (Size:21.7 MB)
Volume VIII. No 5 - 2003
CRY believes the only way to permanently improve the lives of underprivileged children is to address the root cause of their situation. This approach has crystallized into CRY's philosophy of community mobilisation, the theme of this CRY in Action.
Volume VII. No 4 - 2002
Children have borne the brunt of communalism, human inhumanity and the theme of this CRY in Action. Read how CRY and its partners live their belief of a pluralist future, in which every child gets the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable her to live productively and in peace with people different from her.
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Vol 12/ 2007, November 2007
Over a year has gone by since the government's ban on child labour. What has it achieved so far? This issue asks these questions and more. Also highlighted is the progress made in the field by CRY partners to ensure children their basic rights. One such partner is KMAGVS in Latur disctrict of Maharashtra. Along with the village communities it has made efforts to tackle issues like livelihood, access to public services that keep families mired in poverty and children out of schools. More...
Vol 11/ 2007, March 2007
This edition of the CRY Connect highlights the extraordinary lengths that ordinary individuals have gone in support of Child Rights. Our supporters have climbed a mountain, run a marathon to ensure India's children have a brighter future. It also brings into focus the power of collective action as demonstrated by villagers in Rajasthan. Encouraged by HVVS (a CRY partner) to demand for their rights, today, the villagers lease and operate the mines instead of being at the mercy of landlords and mine owners. Giving themselves a livelihood and their children a chance to a happy childhood More..
Vol 10/ 2006, July 2006
Statistics reveal that more that 50% of India's children are malnourished. It is an issue that has constantly been in the news off late especially in Maharashtra. Unfortunately, this is not a phenomenon restricted to this state alone but affecting children across India, unnoticed and neglected. More..
Vol 9/ 2005, April 2006
This edition of the CRY Connect brings to you some significant events in the course of the past few months. On 28th February, 2006, thousands of people came together in Delhi to demand a common schooling system for all children in India and CRY changes its name to Child RIGHTS and You. The newsletter also highlights the Right to Development that all children are entitled to and the gamut of issues that affect children if this right is violated. More..
Vol 8/ 2005, October 2005
The Right to Survival is of particular importance in the Indian context, where due to gender discrimination a girl child has to struggle to simply exist. The 8th issue of the CRY Connect focuses on this basic right of every child in the country. Also covered in the newsletter are articles that highlight the situation of children and their rights in India.
Vol 7/2005, April 2005
This issue of the CRY Connect highlights the reality of many Indian children for whom a childhood is helping their families eke a living. Through CRY's 157 partner initiatives, we have taken and continue to take these children out of the labour system and back into the educational system where they rightly belong. Helping us do this are supporters, volunteers and well-wishers like you.
Vol 6/2005, Jan 2005
The 6th issue of CRY Connect focuses on the valuable (and valued!) contributions made by volunteers to CRY and its activities and their belief that "Change is possible. Because I'll make it possible." It also covers the Gram Vikas Foundation,a CRY-supported initiative in the Deoghar district of Jharkhand working with the issue of bonded labour and the vicious cycle of illiteracy, poverty, disease and exploitation.
Vol 5/2004, Sep 2004
The 5th issue of CRY Connect focuses on the girl child, and reviews the work done by CRY-supported project, CENTREREDA, in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, where female infanticide has severely skewed the sex ratio. It also covers QICAC - CRY's twin-pronged efforts to promote alternatives to and improve the quality of institutional care.
Vol 4/2004, June 2004
The fourth issue of CRY Connect focuses on a host activities we were involved in the last few months like the Election Advocacy Campaign and the pinwheel campaign. It also reviews the work being done by CRY-supported initiative Ganatar, in eradicating child labour especially in communities who migrate in search of work.
Vol 3/2004, March 2004
The third issue of CRY Connect covers CRY's participation at the World Social Forum and reviews the work being done by CRY-supported initiatives, Rachana and Nabadisha. There's also the celebration of our silver anniversary and a change of leadership, with Ingrid Srinath taking over from Pervin Varma.
Vol 2/2003, Dec 2003
The second issue of CRY Connect launches CRYbuddies, our site for children, and introducing the work of CRY-supported projects Jabala (working to rehabilitate commercial sex workers and their children in Kolkata, West Bengal) and Nabadisha (a Kolkata Police supported project that enables slum and street children in Kolkata, West Bengal, to get an education).
Vol 1/2003, Aug 2003
The first issue of our e-letter - CRY Connect, introduces you to the work of CRY-supported initiatives Children's Welfare Society (working for adivasis in Ghoraval, Uttar Pradesh) and Kishore Kishori Bahini, the youth wing of Swarnivar (working in the areas of pre-primary and primary education in rural West Bengal).
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History in India has always been written around the struggle for land. Today it is no different. The struggle of the people for a home, sufficient drinking water and land to sustain their livelihood continues. However, land is increasingly getting concentrated with the powerful. The easily recognisable form is corporate's exploring SEZ or mining or affluent individuals speculating land as investments. In this issue we bring you the struggles of the people left to live on the margins. More...
May - June 2008
Recent media reports have suggested that Indian Government has been responding to the issue of child labour in fear of the backlash from US and EU on export orders. There are even reports of few families in Mumbai's posh localities being fined for engaging domestic child labour. Seems good. But is it enough? More...
Last year, 10 Lakh girls never made it to the world when her parents learnt the sex of the foetus. Think about it. It is a heinous crime and a serious social issue. While we battle such criminal discrimination as foeticide, infanticide, child marriage etc, there is another discrimination that sometimes escapes attention - that girls are 'different' from boys, leading us to treat them different. This is akin to the stifling of a spirit. This issue of the Child Rights Connect deals with unabated discrimination shown towards the girl child in our nation. More...
In this issue of Child Rights Connect , let us take a look at the education landscape in our country. Even as we struggle to provide a more inclusive educational environment, a study by CRY volunteers shows a vast gap between the reality and the claims of the state. In another research piece by Prof. Anil Sadagopan, we dwell on a very interesting topic of how globalisation has affected education in India, and meanwhile, an interesting article by a rights activist looks at children in advertising; who is affecting whom?More...
The first issue of 'Child Rights Connect' will keep you abreast of happenings related to Child Rights and CRY. We'll point you to resources you can use, indicate some interesting pieces, bring you leads for human interest stories and share with you, the impact CRY-supported projects are making. More...