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Forced to drop out of school and get married to a boy who was just like her, a CHILD

Forced to drop out of school and get married to a boy who was just like her, a CHILD

The story of Sabitri makes us wonder whether the India we live in is actually making any real progress. It makes us wonder what we (still) make our girls go through in the name of tradition. It makes us wonder how much a young girl can withstand in life and still manage to come out strong and fierce in her approach to life. Sabitri’s story is the story of HOPE. It’s a story of how with the support of our donors, we’re bringing REAL & Progressive change.
 

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Shattering the taboo around menstruation: Our Child Champion Saleha Khan

Shattering the taboo around menstruation: Our Child Champion Saleha Khan

Period. Just that word alone has the power to make people uncomfortable, but why?
Young Saleha is breaking the stigma, and leading the change in her slum in Mumbai city. Her efforts are winning accolades along the way – recipient of prestigious Savitribai Phule Award, nominated for International Peace Prize for Children and selected by Ashoka for their mentorship programme.
Itis indeed time to talk, it is time to celebrate small steps towards change.
 

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Teenager Anju Knows How to Fight for Children's Rights

In Anju’s village, children are seen as assets, which can help in income generation. The dropout rate of kids increases after they pass grade five as this is the age when they become suitable to work as labourers. Anju recalled an incident when she witnessed a family of farmers in her village. They were engaging their kids on the farm for long hours.
 

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Geetanjali Raises a Rock-solid Voice Against the Social Menace of Child Marriage

Geetanjali Raises a Rock-solid Voice Against the Social Menace of Child Marriage

The people of the Sarangada Tribe in Odisha blindly believe in Child Marriage. Geetanjali a 16-year-old adolescent from this tribe belongs to the Schedule Caste. Her family is purely agrarian and has been acutely poor for the last 4 generations. Due to all these adversities, Geetanjali’s parents were getting her married without her consent. Read how Geetanjali managed to raise a rock-solid voice against this social menace.

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Ashu from Kolkata Reconnects to School, Claims her Rights as a Child

Ashu from Kolkata Reconnects to School, Claims her Rights as a Child

It is terribly sad to note that even today our Indian society is marked by deep-rooted gender inequality with preference for a son over a daughter being an acceptable notion. When Ashu, youngest of seven daughters was born, her parents very extremely unhappy as they had been expecting a son. As the girl grew up, she often received ill-treatment from her parents and had to deal with a lack of care and attention. She was enrolled in school but no importance was given to her education. At the age of 12, Ashu was made to drop out as her parents believed that educating her will yield nothing good.

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