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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: COVID-19 Makes Children More Vulnerable

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: COVID-19 Makes Children More Vulnerable

On 30th July, every year the world marks 'World Day Against Trafficking In Persons' to highlight the issue of missing people who have been trafficked and exploited. This year, more than ever before, there is a pressing need to talk about the problem. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues spreading, more and more people are getting mired in poverty and losing their source of stable livelihoods. This makes them, and children in those families, prone to getting trafficked.

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In Pictures: How Our Humanitarian Teams are Coming to the Aid of Worst-hit Families During COVID-19

In Pictures: How Our Humanitarian Teams are Coming to the Aid of Worst-hit Families During COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we're committed to providing support to vulnerable families in their hour of need. Our humanitarian teams have been going places to provide robust relief to those who are hit the hardest. Here is how we are reaching out to communities and families across 15 states of India. 

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ICICI Foundation Partners with Save the Children for Skill Training and Livelihood Programmes

ICICI Foundation Partners with Save the Children for Skill Training and Livelihood Programmes

Mumbai, 20 July: ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth (“ICICI Foundation”) and Save the Children have entered into a strategic collaboration to work together for improving the vocational skills of youth in India, a vision of National Skill Development Mission to achieve ‘Skilled India’. 

ICICI Foundation specializes in skill /vocational training for enabling livelihoods to the most marginalized, out-of-school/drop-out youth (employable age as per Government of India), in both rural and urban areas. In this partnership, Save the Children will work to identify marginalized youth from communities, with ICICI Foundation who will impart vocational skills, along with providing soft skills, life-skills and financial literacy, handholding and mentoring support during and post their skill training at ICICI Foundation’s 27 academies across India.
 

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Save the Children Impact: Uttar Pradesh Government Allocates 8.2 crore for Women Safety

Save the Children Impact: Uttar Pradesh Government Allocates 8.2 crore for Women Safety

We made it happen! Almost a year back, based on findings of World of India’s Girls (WINGS) Report 2018, that stated that more than 60% of adolescent girls expressed that they felt unsafe in streets or other public spaces with inadequate lighting, we initiated our campaign called #LightUpHerLife. This power-packed campaign aimed to make public spaces safer for women through a string of initiatives. It revolved around driving a mass movement to identify unlit spaces, advocating for CCTV Cameras on streets, a more robust and unified ask for street lights in unlit and isolated areas and promoting a culture where women are made to feel safe.

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Save the Children Responds to the Chitrakoot Tragedy

Save the Children Responds to the Chitrakoot Tragedy

The news story from Chitrakoot in Bundelkhand -- and from numerous other vulnerable pockets in India --  clearly highlights how children and poor families are susceptible to abuse and violence and how things are getting from bad to worse for children and families facing health, economic and psychosocial challenges at the same time. This case highlights how children are forced into work, face sexual exploitation and how this has exacerbated during COVID-19 times. There is an immediate need to provide not only economic support to the children and their family members but also psychological care and support for these girls, to overcome the trauma due to worst forms of abuse that they have experienced.

 

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