PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS


CHETANALAYA is imbibing the UNHRC obligations towards child rights and thus has in place the interventions as below:

1. Right to Protection from Abuse and Exploitation

  • To reduce emotional, physical, sexual abuse and neglect of girls and boys
  • To prevent girls and boys from exploitation through child labor and child trafficking
  • To promote child safe practices in Government and civil society organizations

2. Right to Quality Education

  • To improve holistic care for the development of children between 0-6 years and ensure their school readiness.
  • To ensure all girls and boys complete 10 years of quality education in government schools.

3. Right to Optimal Health

  • To reduce the incidence of maternal deaths and morbidity.
  • To reduce the incidence of malnutrition, morbidity and deaths in children under 5 years. .
  • To reduce the incidence of HIV and AIDS in new born, children and young people, .
  • To ensure children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS have access to Care, Treatment and Protection from stigma/discrimination. .

4. Right to Children’s Participation as Active Citizens

  • To enable children and young people especially girls and young women to organize and express themselves as active citizens.
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  • To promote and develop enabling environment for children’s participation in the decision making of families, governance institutions and civil society organizations

5. Right to adequate standards of living

  • To ensure children and young people have access to sufficient, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs for an active and healthy life;
  • To promote access to formal financial services (savings, credits, insurance, and remittance) especially for women.
  • To prepare all young men and women to get a decent and formal employment or self employment through market oriented vocational, business and life skills training.

6. Right to drinking water and clean environment

  • All families dispose their waste safely including human excreta by adapting improved hygienic practices
  • To ensure access to safe drinking water supply with adequate quantity round the year.
  • To ensure all girls and boys have appropriate water and environmental sanitation services in their schools.

7. Right to Resilience during Emergencies

  • To ensure communities are prepared for disasters and can mitigate the impacts on children and women when they occur.
  • To increase child-centred humanitarian assistance in the case of direct disaster relief/rehabilitation interventions
  • To prepare communities and children to mitigate the impact of climate change
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