Idea of replacing locally made food to compromise decentralised autonomy, community control

Text of the letter by the Right to Food Campaign, endorsed by 188 individuals and organizations, to Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister, Women and Child Development, Government of India: We write to you to express our concerns regarding your plan to convert all take home rations given by Anganwadi centres to children in the age group … More Idea of replacing locally made food to compromise decentralised autonomy, community control

India accounts for 3 out of every 10 stunted children globally owing to poor care, feeding practices

By Moin Qazi* We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being … More India accounts for 3 out of every 10 stunted children globally owing to poor care, feeding practices

Due to poor governance, plethora of laws, policies, schemes are ineffective in combating child labour

By Sushant Panigrahi Child labour and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labour of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labour to the end of time.  — Grace Abbott Children are future of the nation; therefore, their well-being … More Due to poor governance, plethora of laws, policies, schemes are ineffective in combating child labour

Involve every section of society as stakeholder in Bharat Yatra for Safe Childhood, Safe India

A nationwide mass awakening campaign, “Safe Childhood – Safe India”, is being launched by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Kailash Satyarthi Children Foundation (KSCF) starting on August 16 at Kanyakumari. To be launched as Bharat Yatra, the mass awakening program will end in Delhi in October this year. A KSFC concept note: Along with economic growth, … More Involve every section of society as stakeholder in Bharat Yatra for Safe Childhood, Safe India

Fighting undernutrition: Promotion of traditional food practices could be the game changer

By Jitendra Rath* Every year in India, the first week of September is observed as the National Nutrition Week. This was conceived first time in 1982 by the Food and Nutrition Board. This is an annual event to intensify awareness on nutrition and its impact on productivity, economic growth and ultimately on development. In 2016, … More Fighting undernutrition: Promotion of traditional food practices could be the game changer

Perspective: What are we waiting for? Sustainable societies begin with children

By Kailash Satyarthi* In the foothills of the Himalayas, many years ago, I met a small, skinny child labourer. He asked me: “Is the world so poor that it cannot give me a toy and a book, instead of forcing me to take a gun or a tool?” Another time, a child-mother from the streets … More Perspective: What are we waiting for? Sustainable societies begin with children

There are 444 million children in India, yet only 5% of questions in Parliament are about them

Haq: Centre for Child Rights has come up with a new report, “Parliamentary Watch: Budget Session, Monsoon Session & Winter Session 2015”, analyzing the behaviour of India’s members of Parliament (MPs) on issues of children in the two houses, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Excerpts: There are 444 million children in India. They make up … More There are 444 million children in India, yet only 5% of questions in Parliament are about them