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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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When we were younger, our parents asked us if we wanted to a pilot or an engineer or a doctor or even the prime minister of India. With the plantation of the idea that one can be a part of the society if one is 'only' one of these things was a reality we all lived with and never cared…

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There are necessities. And then, there are luxuries. It’s very disheartening to see we live in a world in which some people have the freedom to spend lavishly whereas others struggle to buy the necessities. It’s high time that we ask ourselves this question, “Do we really need this? Will this make a significant difference in my life if I…

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I am a Final Year student of Law. Like many of you, I was privileged to be born in an affluent family and did not have to face the daily struggle for basics like many in India. I do not know what hardship is. By God's grace, I had never had to face abuse as a child. My sister was…

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Spending the day with kids at G.P.H.S Yeshwantpur and being part of the event hosted by CRY  was an absolute delight. Bright faces surrounded me throughout the day, shooting questions, sharing their thoughts on the event, Children’s Day, learning and life.“Do you like school? “ I ask, to get smiling nods in reply. “Why do you like school?” I prod…

It’s okay if I cry, I’m a girl for I can, it is my thing. It’s not okay for me to go to school, I can’t, and there isn’t enough money for my dowry, what use is school to me? Says dear, father. Its okay if I don’t get my milk, for my brother needs it more, he will take…

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Born and raised in Texas, Catherine, a 25 year old gymnastics coach and student, decided to intern with CRY and use her experiences in teaching children. Catherine’s decision to teach the children dance stems from her having taught gymnastics and dance to children in the past. However, Catherine’s main desire to contribute to Child Rights in India is motivated by…

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Children have the ability to transform a society. My love for children and a sincere interest in working towards ensuring a better life for them was a driving force behind my association with CRY. I worked as an Intern in the Media Advocacy department of CRY for a period of Eight Weeks during May-June, 2015. The work that CRY does…

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