Pledge to protect children, stand up against their abuse and exploitation

Surakshit Bachpan Diwas celebrated across the country on Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s birthday. A note: To commemorate Nobel Peace Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi’s birthday on January 11, Surakshit Bachpan Diwas was celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Hundreds of child right activists took the pledge to protect children, make their childhoods safe and secure and reached out to citizens nationwide to … Continue reading Pledge to protect children, stand up against their abuse and exploitation

How Kailash Satyarthi contributed in 2021 in the global fight against exploitation of children

A note by Bachpan Bachao Andolan on the contributions of Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in 2021: Today, more than half of the world’s poorest citizens are children and they are entering poverty and child labour at an unprecedented rate. COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated pre-existing inequalities in our world and the worst sufferers remained … Continue reading How Kailash Satyarthi contributed in 2021 in the global fight against exploitation of children

Civil society organizations come together to form India Child Protection Forum

Nobel Peace Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi has launched the India Child Protection Forum (ICPF) -- a national alliance aimed at strengthening child protection mechanisms and enforcement of child rights. A Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation note: Expressing deep concern at exploitation of children, civil society organisations have come together and launched India Child Protection Forum (ICPF) … Continue reading Civil society organizations come together to form India Child Protection Forum

Climate change and empowerment of children and youth through education

By Simi Mehta* Youth constitute the majority of the population in many countries and have an increasingly strong social and environmental awareness, which has the power to transform our societies towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient future. Tackling climate change requires concerted coordinated government action as well as conscious and informed efforts by individuals. Therefore, it … Continue reading Climate change and empowerment of children and youth through education

International community urged to meet the urgent need for social protection of children

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Nobel laureates, heads of state, international leaders, survivors of child labour and youth activists hold meeting, call for increased and permanent social protection for children to reverse the growing child rights catastrophe: Following reports of a global increase in child labour for the first time in decades and less than four … Continue reading International community urged to meet the urgent need for social protection of children

Online education? Digital transition confined to urban India, private, big schools

By Dr Sudeshna Roy*  Education allows people to live a dignified life, improve quality of living and participate in the national development (UNESCO, 1990; 1996., DFID, 2006). But the Covid-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the education system in India, more so for the adolescent population. Education and health needs are deeply entwined and fundamental to this population group. … Continue reading Online education? Digital transition confined to urban India, private, big schools

The rising tide of child abuse content on social media across the world

Paul Bischoff* In 2020 alone, Facebook removed 35.9 million pieces of content flagged under “child nudity and sexual exploitation,” according to the social network’s latest transparency report. And Facebook isn’t alone; Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, and Snapchat combined remove millions of posts and images that fall foul of community guidelines regarding child abuse. When … Continue reading The rising tide of child abuse content on social media across the world