Quarterly Bulletin

Bal Raksha Bharat

february 2020 | ISSUE-lll


Updates from this quarter


Save the Children team on the inaugural edition of the Street Child Cricket World Cup held in Lord's, London in 2019

Save the Children and Street Child United to host street child cricket world cup in India

Believing in the power of sports to change lives of street children, Save the Children has partnered with Street Child United for the next five years to jointly host the Street Child Cricket World Cup in 2023 in India. This tournament will be hosted ahead of ICC cricket World Cup.

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Save the Children suggests more investment for child protection, health, education

An increased investment in the areas of child protection, health and education was the key suggestion by Save the Children in the pre-budget consultation presided by the Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman. The meeting was held on 18 Dec 2019 in the area of ‘Social sector: Health, Education and Rural Development’ in New Delhi. Save the children focused on the key areas for investment in the Union Budget 2020-21 to ensure well-being and development of children. Various concerns including availability of resources to the marginalised, affordable health care services and social protection issues were focused on.

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Save the Children presents ground level observations at National Health Mission review

Save the Children India presented the ground level observations to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India during the 13th Common Review Mission (CRM) of the National Health Mission from October 16th, 2019 to October 23rd, 2019. CRM is an annual review exercise of the national flagship health programme through a multi-disciplinary team.

Round table consultation on child sexual abuse in Delhi

Save the Children along with DCPCR discusses resolution to end Child Sexual Abuse

Save the Children in partnership with Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) organised a two-hour-long Round Table Consultation on child sexual abuse in Delhi on 27 September 2019. We presented the findings of exploratory research conducted to understand the spatial dynamics of child sexual abuse cases in Delhi, hierarchy of vulnerable locations and preventive actions to collectively address the issue with all the concerned stakeholders. Stakeholders across the various fields such as Civil society Organisations, Lawyers, Members of DLSA, Public Prosecutors, Child Welfare Committees, Special Juvenile Police Unit members, Teachers and other organisations came under one roof to discuss how to make Delhi safe for children.

Launch of the report 'Child Rights in India - An Unfinished Agenda' in Hyderabad, Telangana

Child rights still a misnomer in India?: Indicates report

Joining Forces for Children – India, an alliance of six leading child-focused organisations, organized a National Summit for Children to disseminate their latest India report Child Rights in India - An Unfinished Agenda for the southern states.

The report, launched nationally on 3 July 2019 in Delhi, states that India has made progress on a number of child rights indicators however still a large number of children are denied their rights every day.

Celebrating 30 years of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the summit held on 15 November in Hyderabad took stock of and reflected on the future course of action for driving the agenda of child rights forward and methods to ensure full implementation of the Convention.

On 20 November 1989, world leaders came together and made a historic commitment to the world's children by adopting the UNCRC, the most widely ratified human rights treaty that treats children equal to any other human being with non-negotiable rights.

On 11 December 1992, India ratified the UNCRC to ensure the rights of survival, protection, development and participation for all its children in the country. Releasing the report at the event, M Jagadeeshwar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Telangana mentioned, "The National Child Rights report is an excellent effort to examine child rights issues and I am confident that this report will serve as a valuable resource for those engaged in the implementation of the 2030 agenda which commits to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030 world-wide, ensuring that no one is left behind.