Protection of Child Rights

Despite the many impressive achievements recorded over the past 10 years, there are still far too many children being denied their rights to survival, good health, education and development. Gender, ethnic and linguistic discrimination continue to stunt children’s potential in countries around the world. Poverty, malnutrition, unsafe drinking water and inadequate health care, all of these indicators which clearly hamper the child rights in India.
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 protect girls and boys from exploitation at home , and elsewhere
  • 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 compulsory education for all between the age group of 6-14 years
  • To ensure the development of Emotional, Mental and Physical areas

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.
  • To ensure free Access to government hospital for regular check-up

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.
  • 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.
  • To ensure protection of Right to property

6. Right to drinking water and clean environment

  • All families dispose their waste safely including human excreta by adapting improved hygienic practices
  • To ensure all girls and boys have appropriate water and environmental sanitation services in their schools.
  • To ensure right to equal and non-discriminatory access to sufficient amount of safe drinking water for personal and domestic uses to sustain life and health

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

Achievements as on 31/3/16

  • New Initiative of CHILD LINE 1098 has been initiated in NUH District in Haryana
  • Inclusion of a Child Protection Policy in the organization and for partnering organizations ensuring zero tolerance with regard to any offence against children
  • 80 NCP’s having active linkages with the MLA/BDO and CWC of the Delhi Government
  • Majorly Participating in networking meetings of many organizations like Butterflies, World Vision, Nine is Mine, ENACTUS, etc