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Put Children First! THE CHILD RIGHTS MANIFESTO  16th General Elections 2014 Child Rights and You (CRY) call on all political parties to become campaigner of rights of all children in India. India, with about 430 million children, has the world’s largest child population with every sixth child in the world today referring to India as ‘home’. Although children constitute over…

Representatives of Corporate India gathered on March 7, 2012 to learn, share and discuss how Corporate Responsibility is a key contributor in bringing about social change at the CRY Corporate Social Responsibility Summit. The event brought together key international figures in CSR as well as stalwarts of CSR in India who discussed how the magnitude of human rights issues in…

It was the first time, a tribal village - Fulsar of Dediyapada Taluka, Narmada District, Gujarat will experience power of electricity.When i think my life without electricity I see myself climbing 12 floors of my apartment, drinking 'makta' water, not making fancy dishes with microwave, reading in candle light and reading books and not using internet, writing manually and not…

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A common refrain we hear from our world around us in urban India - "I want lesser pollution & dust in the air I breathe"; "I wish the traffic would disappear"; "I want the water supply to be 24/7"; "I must go on a holiday abroad this year"...blah. All of us have been guilty of griping about our lives sometime…

Seven major food and beverage companies have signed a unique pledge committing themselves to responsible advertising and marketing to children. This is the first such self-regulatory pledge in India on the lines of the one in the European Union.According to people familiar with the development, companies which have become signatories to the pledge are Indian subsidiaries of global majors such…

Eleven year old reality star kills self… HSC girl ends life as family steps out to the market… 21 suicides in a month… Fed up with life, teen kills self on parent’s anniversary..These are not incidents happening in distant places, but are a shocking reality of cities such as Mumbai. The fact that instances of suicides are on the rise…

Children’s education is a major chunk of household expense…and most Indians can’t afford private school fees. All this when education is a RIGHT – an entitlement.The new Right to Education Act seeks to achieve just this…Perfect? Not really. Half of India’s children are left out of the Act…And it is not backed by enough funds. Now, if only the government…

"Freedom freedom freedom freedomSometimes I feel like a motherless childa long way from my home...Sometimes I feel like I'm almost goneA long long way from my home"Richie Havens, one of the most soulful singers this planet has, sang this moving number at Woodstock 1969. And what better way to express the plight of children the world over than with these…

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