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#EmployeeExperiences: Rescuing children from trafficking and helping restore childhoods Child trafficking continues to be rampant in India with children being moved from state to state within days, sometimes even hours. Rapid action and swift coordination between authorities can help prevent such incidents and ensure children are repatriated to their families. Here Ashim Ghosh, AGM- Development Support CRY (East-working for Assam…

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From Canada to CRY, working for community development  With this article, we kickstart a new series of interviews and testimonials from our dedicated CRY interns and volunteers. Volunteering is at the very heart of CRY which was born with Rs. 50 and 7 friends sitting around a dining table wanting to do something. Over the years, as we work to…

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Local NGO Gramya Vikas Manch (GVM) has been working with children in Nalbari district, Assam since its inception. A grassroots organization which focuses on awareness-building and community mobilisation, GVM works to ensure every child and family is granted their rights. CRY partners with GVM in 18 villages under Barbhag and Pub Nalbari development Block of the Nalbari district. One of…

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 YEAR 2013     I feel good....  I feel angry and sad… Increased awareness - Education for 6 to 14 years children is a fundamental right. Year 2013 is the third year anniversary of RTE Act, 2009 yet implementation of RTE Act has reached nowhere near the promises made. Enactment of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention,…

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Children are compelled or they choose to run away from their home / secured living spaces to escape the environment of abuse, neglect, extreme poverty. Often very small children lose their way and are never able to find their way back home. In fact with the time they lost absolute links with their families. The places where children land up…

Government of India recently approved and adopted the National Policy of Children (NPC) 2013. Looking at the need to expand the scope of The National Policy of Children 1974, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) prepared the Draft National Policy for Children 2012 and invited comments from public in August 2012. Thereafter after receiving comments, on 26th April 2013, the NPC…

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About two weeks back I saw these kids near Vashi Bus Depot in Navi Mumbai. They were selling balloons in front of a very famous restaurant.  When I asked them whether I could take their picture with what they were selling, they readily and enthusiastically agreed. I took their picture and showed them. Instantly one of them instructed rest of…

“If the Media is not utilized as an instrument of social change, then change will pave its own way, which can have lethal repercussions for society”                                                                    …

In the light of the recent Delhi gang Rape Case, last few days we have seen witnessed innumerous debates around women rights, VAW(violence against women), required changes in Acts and Policies, stricter monitoring, role of police and judiciary, better governance etc. During the time of mass public outrage and protests one of the issues raised was the alleged age of…

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