Quarterly Bulletin

Bal Raksha Bharat

february 2020 | ISSUE-lll

Highlights of the quarter

Mobilisation activities under #LightUpHerLife campaign across all implementation states

Karan Johar, Mithila Palkar joins Save the Children’s call for girls’ safety

Bollywood Director, Karan Johar and actress Mithila Palkar joined Save the Children’s #LightUpHerLife campaign that calls for girls’ safety through a film ‘Girls got talent’ that garnered nearly 51K views.

On the occasion of International Day of Girl Child celebrated on October 11, Save the Children launched #LightUpHerLife, partnering with YUVAA, a platform that strengthens the stories of Young India in order to amplify the voices and action in support of women and girl’s safety in India. The campaign built the momentum through 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls.

The aim of this campaign is to ensure that every girl feels safe in public places and within their community through identification of dark places and subsequent illumination. The campaign seeks to uphold the rights of girls to feel safe and free in public places.

This campaign was carried out in all 12 intervention states, garnering support from over 14 partners ranging from Government, NGO’s, Corporates, media, social media platforms and influencers. Radio City supported the campaign and launched a Hindi call--‘Batti Laga Denge’.

Over 12,000 people have been mobilised across all 12 states. In Telangana, the state police in association with five colleges have set up girls safety clubs for orientation on safety issues and actions.

Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur at the launch of 'We are the Champions'

Official launch of the book at Jaipur Literature Festival

Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur releases ‘We Are The Champions’ at prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival

From Greta Thunberg to Anoyara Khatun, children around the globe are holding the moral compass and defining movements around the world. Our very own champions from Save the Children, are defying restrictive practices and steering change.

“We are the Champions” chronicles such inspiring stories of children across India. This book authored by bestselling author Rashmi Bansal along with Devendra Tak was launched on 26 January 2020 at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The book was released by Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur. The book records the stories of 15 children who struggled through immense challenges from living on the streets to child labour to become strong advocates of Child-Rights at the community, national and global levels.