CRY – Child Rights and You (CRY) is an Indian organisation that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY along with its grassroots level partners have worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 20,00,000 underprivileged children in India.CRY’s work

is based on the approach of understanding the root cause of problems facing children. Illiteracy, malnutrition, female foeticide and child labour are symptoms of deeper problems like lack of parent’s livelihood, caste, gender bias and other such issues. By addressing these root causes, CRY works to eliminate the visible symptoms. Over three decades of working with and for children and their families across 20 states in India, CRY believes that permanent change is only possible when we tackle the root causes that continue to keep children uneducated, exploited and vulnerable.With the collective support of people from every walk of life, CRY has been able to restore to underprivileged children in India their basic rights of survival, development, protection and participation.At a glance- CRY Impact:

  • Over the last 30 years, impacted the lives of more than 20,00,000 children across 20 states in India.
  • In 2010-11 some of the impact:
    • 1,22,898 infants have been immunised
    • 415 new Integrated Child Development Scheme (pre-school) centres opened.
    • 19 new Primary Health Centres and 38 sub health centres opened
    • 21,676 children (6-18 years) who had dropped out of school have been enrolled
    • 648 villages have no children engaged in labour
    • 1,152 villages were freed of child marriages
    • 103 government schools prevented from closing down.

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