The Panchayat ( local governance) has a vital role in providing the needed infra-structure for promoting education, health and child friendly environment and to monitor to achieve holistic development of children and communities with a policy framework. However, most often they are dysfunctional and resources needed for such child development initiatives are never a priority. As principle leaders for local governance their current engagement in integrated child development is minimal & informal
The reasons being there is lack of awareness among people and accountability among the stakeholders.
As a 1992 signatory to the United Convention on the Rights of The Child (UNCRC), India has steadily evolved its laws and policies to give protection and empowerment to children. The UNCRC defines the nation’s obligation to help children have access to a list of essential rights. These 41 articles can be understood under 4 broad themes( Survival Rights, Development Rights,Protection rights, Participation rights). It is important to understand that they all interact and are integrated with each other. They also form the blueprint of how child rights are being fought for throughout the world by different governments, NGOs and concerned individuals.
To address the root causes of nutritional deficiencies, parenting, low learning outcomes, all forms of violence against Women, Children, our program is designed in such a way to build an enabling environment through active stakeholders’ engagements that promotes Child friendly families, villages and institutions. The project envisages children as right holders and can claim their rights and duty bearers are accountable to ensure that the children have non-discriminatory access to quality services and their concerns are redressed through Vibrant/ empowered Community based institutions and other established Child Protection, women protection and dalits/ tribals protection systems
The programme recognises that despite progressive policies of the government and investments made there is a significant gap in implementation due to a variety of reasons. The assumption is by plugging the gaps through mobilization, capacitation, strengthening accountability mechanisms through evidence there could be drastic improvement in service delivery.
This programme will also fulfill urgently required gaps that would enhance the quality of life and improve learning outcomes for children in our program communities that can help in addressing some of the critical needs.
It plans to promote children’s active participation to engage with stakeholders. The programme will build leadership among children, women, Dalits, tribes and persons with disabilities as well within the community. The program will make significant efforts to ensure that the voices of children and women are meaningfully taken into account in reducing vulnerabilities and incidences of all forms of violence against children, women, dalits, tribes and persons with disabilities
Our activities :
- Awareness Campaigns on Child Rights and Breaking barriers to gender equality
- End child marriage, Child labour Campaign
- Promote Child/ youth clubs in the villages
- Capacity building of Children, Parents, community members and stakeholders
- Organise Interface meeting between children, Parents, community members and child protection actors
- Programs to ensure education of children
- Utilizing existing space and Creating space for children for their effective participation