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International Missing Children’s Day is observed every year on May 25th. It is observed on the same day as the National Missing Children’s Day in the United States of America. Designated in 1983 by the then President Ronald Reagan, it is observed in the memory of all the children that have been missing or abducted and celebrates those who have…

According to the 2011 census, there are close to 15 million girls who are married before the legal age every year. Even though it is illegal for a girl to be married before the age of 18 years the practice of child marriage continues to be widespread in India. There are many reasons for girl child marriage, most of them…

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Sex work in India is illegal, immoral and considered to be an invalid source of income. Female sex workers are denied basic human rights and our legal systems are another source of violation of their rights. The police forces often aid in their persecution and media interventions only further perpetuate the idea that they are corrupting the moral order of…

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Nita (name changed to protect identity) is a 16-year old young girl who stays in a village near Ajmer. Nita’s mother was murdered by her father at the age of 9. Since then Nita’s been brought up by her grandparents. As Nita started growing up, her relatives started putting pressure on her for marriage. Her grandparents also gave up in…

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Pint- sized and always smiling, Aarti is 16 years old. Living in a quaint, little village, Lohagal, nearby Ajmer, she belongs to the Scheduled Caste community. After her father’s demise due to tubercolosis, three years ago, Aarti’s mother, Vimla Megwal, became the sole breadwinner of the family. Even before her husband’s death, Vimla was tirelessly earning wages to support her…

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The loss of that one point to hit the century in mathematics in my first board exam feels like a historical loss even after so many years. This number 100 brings different emotions to different people in different contexts. At this point, the century I am awaiting to happen is very exceptional. This is the day the Rajabazar Public Action…

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Hello, my name is Raj. I am 12 years old. I live in Mumbai city, with my Aai, Baba and two younger sisters. My Baba owns a tea stall and Aai works as a maid in a lot of big, beautiful homes.  We live in a small room, in a big slum called Dharavi. But last year, Baba managed to…

Project Visit to HALWA

Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) is a global advertising agency. The Mumbai office handles all the communication for CRY, from their comprehensive campaigns to their individual pieces of information. We, a team from BBH, India recently visited a CRY project area. The team included Naina Meattle from the planning team, Monisha Khanna from the account management team and Rati Ghosh and…

Every child deserves to make memories in their childhood that they can cherish later. Childhood is the most formative period in a child’s life and often shapes who the child will go on to become as an adult. A childhood marred with abuse, neglect and exploitation only leads to the child growing up with a disturbed and depressed outlook towards life.

Though it has been decades since India has gained Independence, the children are yet to celebrate their freedom from serious health issues like child malnutrition and high child mortality rates. While there has been economic progress, this progress seems to not have touched the lives of thousands of underprivileged children in India who still fight the same battles as their…

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