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How India's Police Stations Can be Made Child-friendly

Every year, tens of thousands of children migrate, or are brought to urban regions in pursuit of a better life. They are compelled, or more often forced into child labour and also must survive in the most exploitative of circumstances.  While the Juvenile Justice Act, and many other legal provisions today are in force to ensure their access to justice in these situations, these children are hesitant to report any crimes against them. in the past, the police has been criticised for using children's’ socio-economic status and caste to decide how they will be treated. However, a series of police initiatives are creating more inclusive and inviting atmospheres for children to have a trusting dialogue with police officers.

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I Want to Sponsor the Education of a Child in India. Which Organisation Can I Trust to Make the Best Use of My Money?

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 nation’s remotest corners of India, urban metros, slums, and rural areas through direct intervention. It helps expedite the implementation of government programmes, and engages with teachers and health workers, parents and communities. If you are seeking to sponsor the education of a child in India, here is why Save the Children should be your NGO of choice.

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How Can We Help Poor Children to Get Quality Education?

Literacy is fundamental to any society’s upliftment and access to socio-economic empowerment. As a stepping stone to overall transformation, it can give people and communities access to many essential services and rights, and improve their standard of living. Children who have not been given exposure to relevant materials like books, as well as opportunities to learn and practice reading and writing will have their brain development lesser than those of their more privileged peers.  This is the reality for many of India’s children from poor families, SC/ST, and ethnic minority groups, and they’re therefore set up for a life of challenge and failure.

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How Can We Contribute for Education, Healthcare, Nutrition, Shelter for Children in Poor Community?

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. A participative approach involving all members of society is vital for an inclusive change. Here is how you can contribute to providing these essentials to children in India’s poorest communities.

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How India is Reducing its Diarrhoea Related Child Mortality

India is infamous for being a world leader in childhood deaths. Approximately 29 million children have died between 2000 and 2015 — a fifth of global childhood deaths. However, a study by Lancet has identified that overall child mortality rate has significantly slowed down in India. As per analysis of the data, the total deaths for this time period could have been an estimated 39 million. Mortality rates among infants younger than one month saw a fall, from 45 per 1,000 births in 2000 to 27 in 2015, while the mortality rate for children between one month and five years old fell from 45.2 to 19.6. Simultaneously, the gender gap in child mortality also fell - the death rate for girls fell from 54.2 deaths per 1,000 girls in 2000 to 21.2 in 2015.

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