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Save the Children's documentary film wins award

Save the Children's short documentary film 'Rhythm of Life' has been bestowed upon with Honorable Jury Mention in the 4th Noida International Film Festival. It was held on on 12th February, 2017. The film is shot in M-East ward of Shivaji Nagar, Govandi in Mumbai, the ward with the lowest social indicators out of the 24 municipal wards of Mumbai.

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Our Centre for Early Childhood Development and Research at Jamia Milia Islamia Enters Next Phase

Save the Children and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have signed Phase II of the Memorandum of Understanding to operate a Centre for Early Childhood Development and Research (CECDR) at the university. Our CEO Thomas Chandy and Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of JMI signed the MoU. Bidisha Pillai, our Director of Programme and Policy Impact and Kamal Gaur, our Technical Advisor for Education were also present during the signing of MoU.

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Save the Children gets 79655 acres of farmland in Punjab and Haryana declared child labour-free

In a major achievement by the Punjab and Haryana State Programme Office of Save the Children, 79655 acres of farmland has been declared child labour-free by landlords. 6935 operating landlords have pledged to not employ children in their cotton fields. How did we achieve this amazing feat? This has been the fruitful result of the four-month long campaign we conducted in this area with an aim to create a breakthrough in the way the issue of child labour is dealt in cotton-growing areas of Punjab and Haryana.

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Child-friendly Budgeting – few hits and some misses, says Save the Children

Welcoming this year’s somewhat improved Union budget for children, Save the Children points out that the Right to Education Act (RTE) was not mentioned at all in the Budget speech; and feels that the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) deserved more than Rs. 650 crore this year -- which is merely an increase of Rs. 50 crore from last year.

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Save the Children’s Child Champion awarded for empowering girls in West Bengal

On the occasion of National Girl Child’s Day on 24th January 2017, the Government of West Bengal bestowed upon Tanuja Khatun a special award for her bravery and contribution towards empowering girls in the state of West Bengal. She is Save the Children's Child Champion and has helped save as many as 32 girls from trafficking, enabled reunification of more than 15 trafficked girl children with their families and prevented seven child marriages.

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