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CHILDLINE Kochi unearths bonded Labor

Sahil, Gulrukh, Faizan and Atul, all below 14 yrs, from Uttar Pradesh came to work in a bag making unit in Kochi. They belong to a lower socio-economic background and family was completely dependent on their earning. The neighbours in the bag making unit heard cries of the children at night and contacted CHILDLINE 1098. CHILDLINE Kochi received a call from a concerned adult saying that four children under 14 are working in bag making unit in Dharusalam Lane. Read More »

They are not tomorrow but today's “Child friendly School” - Safe School Campaign launched in Ganjam District

On November 29, 2010, CHILDLINE Behrampur launched Safe School Campaign in Ganjam District. CHILDLINE Behrampur in association with OACRC, Bhubaneswar organised a day long talk on safe and child friendly school at Ramaharinagar Saraswati Sisubidya Mandir on November 29, 2010. The Safe School Campaign was launched in Ganjam District to promote the concept of child friendly schools & successful implementation of the right to free and compulsory education act. Read More »

CHILDLINE Ahmednagar fights for justice; 20 get double life terms

The battle to bring to book those who shattered her life did not go waste for this victim of rape, who waited three years before the Ahmednagar sessions court announced life imprisonment for all the 20 accused. The case was exposed by CHILDLINE Ahmednagar, following a tip off. Read More »

“The RTE will directly impact Child Rights and Child Protection in India”

Mumbai: The Right to Education Act has been debated, discussed and deliberated by experts before it became a law. As a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC) India already recognises fundamental rights of children to Survival, Development, Protection and Participation. Honouring the commitment made to the nation’s children in Article 21A of the Constitution, THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUICATION ACT 2009 (Popularly referred to as RTE) has now become operational. Activists and organizations in the Child Rights/Child Protection space are now seized of the issue: just what will be the impact of RTE? How will issues under the RTE need to be intervened and how will role of organizations in the space need to evolve?

We asked Farida Lambay to answer our queries on the RTE and it’s impact on Child Protection. Farida Lambay, is the vice principal of Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai and Co- Founder, Trustee of Pratham Mumbai, Member Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Member on NCPCR advisory panel for implementation of RTE and Member of Government of India’s advisory panel on Child Labour She spoke about the impact of Right to Education act (RTE) on Child Protection. The interview was conducted by Nishit Kumar, Head Communication and Strategic Initiatives and Sudeesh PM, Editor, Hello Childline ( CHILDLINE India Foundation) on December 28, 2010 at Nirmala Niketan College, Mumbai. Read Excerpts »

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On October 23, 2010, CHILDLINE in association with a group of volunteers from the NYK Group of Companies in Kolkata and CINI Asha visited two shelter homes. Read More »

NICP workshop gets activists bemoan lack of laws to deal with child sexual abuse » Mumbai, November 12: The National Initiative for Child Protection (NICP) workshop at Nirmala Niketan Auditorium was held to sensitise the top officers of the Mumbai police force on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Read More »

Celebrating Dosti Week » CHILDLINE organised a week-long CHILDLINE Se Dosti Campaign' to create awareness on Child rights and Child protection across the country in the week of 8th to 14th November 2010.

CHILDLINE celebrates Mumbai birthday Party » CHILDLINE celebrated 14th CHILDLINE Mumbai Birthday Party at BMC Krida Bhavan, Dadar on November 14, 2010. 1000 Street children from across Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan came for the Party with much enthusiasm and energy. Read More »

CHILDLINE walkathon 2010 raises awareness » Making a difference this Children's day was the CHILDLINE Walkathon 2010, an initiative by CHILDLINE in association with Rotary Club of Mumbai-Queen’s necklace at Police Gymkhana, Marine Drive on November 14, 2010.The walkathon was flagged off by Neerja Birla. Read More »

CHILDLINE Bus drive at New Delhi » CHILDLINE in association with GMR Varalakshmi Foundation organised CHILDLINE Bus outreach programme on November 9, 2010. Six proactive employees from GMR came on board as volunteers in the program to raise awareness on CHILDLINE and children issues. Read More »

Suraksha Bandan » Suraksha Bandhan’ (protection wrist bands) was tied to all the policemen as a gesture of our appreciation for their hard work towards children and their rights and Protection. Suraksha Bandhan was held on November 08, 2010 across the country. Read More »

Pomp and gaiety marks Delhi birthday party » CHILDLINE Delhi celebrated 12th Birthday at Delhi with a party for children from the children’s home, the streets and slums of Delhi on November 13, 2010. Read More »

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