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Joining Forces Alliance's Charter of Demands to Secure the Rights of Every Last Child

Joining Forces Alliance's Charter of Demands to Secure the Rights of Every Last Child

Thirty years after global leaders adopted the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC); Child rights still an unfinished agenda. Working on this, Joining Forces For Children India was formulated. It is an alliance of six leading child development organizations, namely, ChildFund India; Plan India; Save the Children, India; SOS Children's Villages of India; Terre des hommes and World Vision India. Together they are working towards the well-being and protection of rights of vulnerable children and young people in India. 
 

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Importance of UNCRC for Children in India and The Way Forward

Importance of UNCRC for Children in India and The Way Forward

1989 was a historic year for the movement aimed at ensuring rights to every child in the age group of 0 to 18 years when world leaders came together and made a remarkable commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). 2019 is a year of celebration as this year 30 years of UNCRC will be completed which is an important milestone in the journey of this agreement. Apart from celebrations, which we are very much entitled to, this moment also serves as an important opportunity to take stock of the progress made by us in ensuring rights to the children of our country.
 

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Improving Lives of Children in Street Situation - Making the #TheInvisibles Visible

Improving Lives of Children in Street Situation - Making the #TheInvisibles Visible

Around 2 million children live on the streets of India, away from opportunities of learning and access to healthcare. They are prone to various forms of abuse and most of them lack an identity. In 2018, Save the Children launched the project ’Making The Invisibles Visibles’. Our mission is to provide identity to 20 lakh street children in 4 states of India – UP, New Delhi, Maharashtra and West Bengal by 2020 and link 70 percent of them to education or a social protection scheme.

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A New Life for Children Involved in Cotton Farming in Madhya Pradesh

A New Life for Children Involved in Cotton Farming in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, which produces the largest percentage of cotton in India, is also unfortunately a hothouse of forced and child labour exploitation. In areas where there are severe economic and social inequalities, forced labour thrives, as suppliers target the areas with weak law enforcements and the demand for cheap labour is high.
 

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Tackling High Incidence of Child Marriage in Three States of India

Tackling High Incidence of Child Marriage in Three States of India

Marriage No Child’s Play - Project ANANYA is Save the Children’s flagship project to reduce child marriage and improve the sexual and reproductive health status of girls and young women and advance their rights in this direction. Through this project, we are driving holistic change at grassroot level to tackle the high incidence of child marriage. The programme has a five-year run - 2016 to 2020 - and also seeks to empower girls with financial literacy and economic opportunities.

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