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Every Child Deserves a Future

Achieving a better future for every Indian child only requires intervention in a few key areas. These essential offers can transform and empower children, giving them access to possibilities they could have never imagined.  This will require a spectrum of interventions with the participation of civil society, government, and kind-hearted citizens. India needs to make the investments required to give its children a sustainable and better future.

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What are the Underlying Causes of Child Labour and How to Address Them

India has the world’s highest number of children working as labourers. As per 2017 findings, over 31 million children in the 4-14 age group are engaged in work. These children will miss out on formal education, rest, play, and recreation, and not develop the social and life skills. Almost 50 percent of children living on the street, or from homeless families work for a living, and do not study.  There are many circumstances which force children to enter labour, or parents to push their children to work.

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What is the Right to Education Act

The Constitution of India added the Article 21-A, The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, to provide free and compulsory education of all children between the ages of six to fourteen years. It came into effect on 1 April 2010, India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child. It means that all children have a right to full-time elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality in a formal school which satisfies certain essential norms and standards.

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What is the Gender Equality in India and what are its Causes

India has some of the highest levels of sex discrimination at birth. According to 2017 analysis of demographic data, India will continue to have the worst sex ratio in South Asia even in 2050. The shocking 918 girls for 1,000 boys ratio (2011) has urged the government to take action, in the form of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme to provide survival, safety and education to the girl child. The program fights bias, and offers inclusiveness benefits - all to fight female foeticide. 

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What Is Child Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and neglect is defined as “injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child”. It must be circumstances that indicate that the child's health, welfare, and safety is harmed. While the injury inflicted upon a child may be instantly available, it can have result in lasting trauma that is both physical and psychological. The impact of this trauma is experienced not only by the child, but also by other children, families, and society.

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