India

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A new medium to express their concerns.

Children from certain villages in India didn’t feel comfortable reporting on child rights violations because they were worried about the repercussions. Examples of some of these violations include cases of child labour, early marriage, child trafficking, and domestic violence

In response, a community box was set up in a central location in each of these villages. The box has a lock on it and is opened every two weeks in front of members of the Child Rights Protection Committee, of which two children are members. The issues raised through the community boxes are discussed and decisions are made to resolve problems. Sensitive issues are handled separately if required. The boxes are a simple concept that has provided children with a new medium to express their concerns.

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We work to protect and improve the lives of children by helping them realize their basic human rights – nutritious food, clean water, health care and education. We empower children to grow up confident, know their rights, be active in the community, and take the lead in their own change.
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