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Making Cities Child Friendly

A consultation on ways of making Delhi a Child Friendly City was organized on the 16th of May 2018 at IHC, Delhi under the larger banner of Master plan Delhi 2041. The consultation witnessed participation of more than 100 Govt. stakeholders from various departments of the NCT of Delhi and CSOs from Child Rights fraternity. 

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A third of India’s girls fear assault or harassment in public places: WINGS 2018 report

A third of India’s girls fear assault or harassment in public places: WINGS 2018 report

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40 per cent believe police would not take them seriously or they could be blamed instead
May 15, New Delhi: A groundbreaking new study reveals the extent of daily harassment feared by girls in India in public spaces, including being subjected to lewd comments, inappropriate touching and other forms of sexual assault. Save the Children’s new report WINGS 2018: World of India’s Girls - A study on the perception of girls’ safety in public spaces, launched today by Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, reveals that 1 in 3 adolescent girls in India expect to be inappropriately touched or stalked when they venture out in public, and about one out of five feel they are at risk of being physically assaulted, including rape.

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Teenager Saleha Beats the Odds to Get School within her Reach

Teenager Saleha Beats the Odds to Get School within her Reach

Teenager Saleha Khan lives next to the biggest dumping ground of Mumbai near Shivaji Nagar slums. Lack of safe drinking water, extremely shoddy sanitary conditions along with the toxic gases that the mountain-high dumping ground emits make this place nightmarish. As soon as Saleha finished class 8th, she was forced to drop out of school by her family as they thought it was unsafe for her to travel to school every day.

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Save the Children appoints new CEO

Save the Children appoints new CEO

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Save the Children in India is pleased to announce the appointment of Bidisha Pillai, as the CEO for Bal Raksha Bharat, Save the Children. She takes over from Thomas Chandy. Chairman Harpal Singh whilst commenting on the change said, “We are confident that Bidisha will ably lead the organisation to achieve its ambitious targets for India’s disadvantaged children and build momentum behind our cause. Her team is well poised to deliver on its strategy of being a voice for marginalised children and doing everything possible to bring joy into their lives.”

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Our Children’s Manifesto aims to translate children rights into reality for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections

Our Children’s Manifesto aims to translate children rights into reality for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections

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In the lead up to the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections, Save the Children laid out a charter of demands for political parties to realise inclusive development and growth for children in Karnataka. 
The 10-point manifesto, endorsed by renowned Kannada actor Srii Murali, remarked that as a representative of the film fraternity I stand here to show how we can be champions of change. I stand here in all seriousness with the hope of getting attention on real issues of children that have not got into the mainstream media or even our mind-sets. I am indeed very blessed to be part of this event that demands and focuses on children who are secluded, marginalised and deprived, that they have not been integrated into the development agenda. On my part along with my wife Vidya there will be no effort spared to ensure success for demands put up by these children. We will reach out to our networks to provide Save the Children will all the support it needs to help improve lives of children.

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