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How can we Contribute towards Education, Healthcare, Nutrition and Shelter for Children in Poor Communities

The world of child rights is focused on securing and retaining four key essentials for children - education, healthcare, nutrition, and shelter. These four essentials define a child’s ability to become a capable and independent adult. Delivered at scale, these can transform India’s marginalized communities with pathways to a better future. Achieving these as guaranteed certainties for children involves more than just ‘outsourcing’ welfare to government and civil society.

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A Brief on Child Protection Policies in India

As per The Constitution of India, Article 15(3), State must make special provisions for children. Article 39 of Part IV of the Constitution asks the State to direct its policy towards securing (among other things), that children are not abused; not forced by economic necessity to enter avocations unsuited to their age or strength; and that they are given opportunities to develop in a healthy manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity, protected against moral and material abandonment.

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I want to Sponsor the Education of a Child in India. Which Organization can I Trust?

While India’s civil society is deeply engaged on a variety of social issues, Save the Children is India's most credible independent child rights NGO. Registered under the name Bal Raksha Bharat (registered under the Societies Registration Act), Save the Children runs programmes in the country's remotest corners of India, urban metros, slums, and rural areas through both direct and indirect intervention.

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Death Penalty may not be the Answer to Child Rape

Recent cases of reported rape in the country and their corresponding media outrage has brought the country to a boil. Amid the clamour for strong and immediate government response is a clear demand for death penalty for convicted child rapists. On April 21, the Union Cabinet passed an ordinance of death penalty for rape of children below 12 years of age. The states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh also initiated actions to enforce death penalty to stop child rapes. This immediate and strong response emerges from the need for harsh punishment, which can serve as a deterrent to such a heinous crime.
 

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By Sponsoring a Child, Can we Change their Life?

Every Indian child is entitled to nutrition, hygiene, shelter, education and care. Yet these basics are often snatched away from many Indian children.  Victims of this deprivation can be seen in the form of street children, labourers, and beggars. What they need is an ecosystem of support to transform their lives. Civil society is tirelessly channelizing investments by people who donate to NGO fundraising, towards ending hunger, poverty, illiteracy and child exploitation. Here is you can use sponsorship to change the life of a child, and enable them to reach their full potential.
 

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