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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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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…

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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…

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11-year-old Purnima is academically bright and discovered her love for painting and acting through activities at school. You can help Purnima stay in school, study a range of subjects and explore her abilities. Armed with will power, determination and a headstrong nature, Purnima Kanojiya is no ordinary 6th grader. While many of her friends were dropping out of school because…

Kreeanne Rabadi (Director, Western Region, CRY) explains why investment in teachers and upgrading their teaching skills regularly should be taken up on a priority basis It’s Teachers’ Day once again, and like every year, this day too will be celebrated with felicitation speeches and gifting of mementos to deserving teachers. We do however need to ask ourselves - is this one…

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12-year-old Jyoti Ramji Parmar and 11-year-old Sherbano Kasambhai Aamda are hailed as the poster girls of Rupenbander village in Dwarka district of Gujarat. Supported by CRY, the two girls, through their singing and public speaking skills have been advocating the importance of education and receiving accolades for the same. They have been relentlessly pursuing the cause of advocating the need…

Impact of Poverty on Children in India Poverty affects many people. But, arguably, the effects of poverty are  seen most in children. And, with 1.21 billion people living below the poverty line in India, the children are sure to bear the repercussions of it. Not only does poverty affect a child’s development and educational outcomes, it also severely affects a…

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We come across stories of motivation frequently and some stick with us. This story is one where a young girl fought against insurmountable odds and strove to pursue her higher education from the intervention area of CRY supported project, the Society for Rural Agriculturists and Mass Awareness (SRAMA) from Andhra Pradesh. N. Samyuktha, hailing from a poor family in the…

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Radha peered from behind the wall, her eyes like two brown orbs, filled with wonder. Today was her day. A day she awaited all the 7 years of her existence. Today, Maa won’t tell her to wash dishes and Bapa won’t ask her to help him in the garage. Today, she will not have to stoically bear the drudgery of…

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