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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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Trafficked, Saved and Now a Child Rights Crusader: Mariyum has Come a Long Way

Trafficked, Saved and Now a Child Rights Crusader: Mariyum has Come a Long Way

Trafficked and worked as a domestic help: 14-year-old Mariyum* faced the worst at a very young age. But she now works as a child rights crusader after joining our 'Children's Group' in her village. Mariyum has indeed come a long way. Read her inspiring story.
 

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Child Champion Saleha Khan shatters the taboo around menstruation

Menstruation is one hush-hush topic that is usually avoided by our parents, teachers and the community. For millions of women in India, the struggle begins with the lack of basic awareness about menstruation followed by not following the right menstrual health and hygiene practices. 17-year-old Saleha Khan from Govandi slums in Mumbai, our Child Champion, has been conducting training and orientation sessions on this issue in her neighborhood. 

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