International Day of the Girl Child

Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child With CRY

The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11th October to bring attention to the challenges faced by young girls across the globe. The occasion also spreads awareness on how we can collectively help amplify their voices and fight for their future. In India, the empowerment of the girl child is of great importance as there are many young girls, especially from the underserved communities, who are deprived of their basic rights.

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Celebrate International Literacy Day By Supporting Children’s Education

The Coronavirus outbreak has been extremely challenging for people across the world. India is also struggling to handle the repercussions of the pandemic. The impact of COVID-19 is leaving a trail of destruction for India’s underprivileged children, especially in the context of their education. According to UNICEF, more than 247 million children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools and 28 million children who were attending pre-school in Anganwadi centres, have been impacted so far due to the closure of schools.
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National Education Policy

A Review of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020

The new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is certainly a welcome move and being an organization that has been working for children’s education as one of children’s fundamental rights – we, at CRY, are looking at some key points from the NEP: the positive change it would bring and what perhaps needs more thought and discussion to yield the desired outcome. Read on to know more about the key ways in which the NEP will impact the children and what are the challenges in each context:
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malnutrition in India

Underprivileged Children’s Health At Higher Risk Due To The Pandemic

Underprivileged children in India are the unseen victims of the Coronavirus pandemic. They are bearing the brunt of the immediate as well as the long-term damage that COVID-19 is causing. The closure of government healthcare centres, suspension of the school midday meal scheme, loss of family income during the lockdown has exacerbated the problem of malnutrition in India.

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Child Labour

Understanding And Addressing Child Labour Today

Child labour has been a perennial problem in India – one that has tremendous short term as well as long term ramifications for the lives of underprivileged children. However, in order to face this challenge effectively, we must understand child labour in the present day context. What are the laws pertaining to child labour in India? What is the present on ground situation? And, importantly, what can we do about it? These are some of the questions that we address here.
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Child labour in India

World Day Against Child Labour Highlights The State Of Children During The Pandemic

Due to the recent lockdown implemented by the government of India to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, several families have lost their livelihoods. This has resulted in daily wagers, in particular, face acute poverty and lack of everyday resources. Children from these underserved communities are one of the silent bearers of the long-term impact of the pandemic. The worsened economic dynamic shall force children to drop out of school to help bring in money into the family for bare necessities, thus work as child labourers.

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malnutrition in India

Celebrate World Health Day And Help Prevent Malnutrition In Children

World Health Day is celebrated on the 7th of April to spread awareness regarding the health of people in the world and understand the importance of maintaining good health. 1 in every 3 children in India is suffering from malnutrition. This is a staggering number in a nation that is known to be making path-breaking achievements in many fields like technology and science. Children are the future of every nation and they deserve to be looked after in the best possible manner. But the reality is that there are millions of underprivileged children who are deprived of their basic rights like quality education and safe shelter. There is also a severe lack of regular, healthy and nutritious meals that all children must receive every single day. Proper food and nutrition help in their physical as well as mental growth. But the deprivation leads to children becoming anaemic and underweight, thus making malnutrition in India an unresolved reality.
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Coronavirus Crisis In India

CRY’s Response To The Coronavirus Crisis In India

Dear CRY Supporters

We hope that you and your families are staying home and staying safe from COVID19.

As a public health emergency of international concern, the Coronavirus outbreak is posing a serious challenge for India’s citizens and CRY has taken stringent measures (as per mandated government advisories) to reduce the risk of spreading infection. This includes remote working protocols for employees, advising proper hygiene measures, postponing all upcoming events indefinitely and strongly discouraging the dissemination of unverified rumors on social media.READ MORE

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Have questions about the Coronavirus outbreak?

As the world struggles with the COVID-19 outbreak, also known as Coronavirus, many of us have questions on how to stay safe and how we can prevent the spread of the disease.  Children, in particular, need extra care and attention during such difficult times to understand the situation and act more responsibly. Read on to know more about some frequently asked questions regarding the pandemic and how you can protect children during such times of crisis.

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About Us

Child Rights and You (CRY) is an Indian non-profit that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play. For nearly 4 decades, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities across 23 states to ensure sustainable change in the live of over 2 million underprivileged children.