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Spotlight on Street Children Provided by Save the Children’s Study across 10 Cities

Spotlight on Street Children Provided by Save the Children’s Study across 10 Cities

Nearly 83.7% children working on the street slept on the same site, followed by children whose families lived on the streets (72.1%) and children living on the street (41.4%), revealed ‘Spotlight on Invisibles’, revealed a mapping study by Save the Children, an independent child rights organisation. At the state level, West Bengal had the highest number of children (97.1%) sleeping in the place of their work, whereas, in Delhi the place of sleep kept changing with only 29.1% sleeping at the same place.

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Philips and Save the Children Collaborate to Fight Childhood Pneumonia in India

Philips and Save the Children Collaborate to Fight Childhood Pneumonia in India

Philips India, Philips Foundation (the platform of societal activities of Royal Philips) and Save the Children, India  have joined hands to develop and prove low-cost innovative approaches for prevention, diagnosis and management of Childhood Pneumonia. Supporting the implementation of newly announced National Pneumonia guidelines, this is also in tune with India’s goal of Integrated Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (IAPPD).

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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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