Advocacy

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In society, children and young people are a relatively powerless segment. Adults sometimes make major decisions affecting children without discussing them or attempting to include them in the decision-making process.

5.25 Children rely on adults to speak for them and preserve their rights to a considerable extent. Children's vulnerability is often exacerbated by society views and legal systems.

 

As an organization, we are attempting to comprehend children's difficulties and making a collective effort to address the current situation. Certain topics should be discussed so that everyone understands the needs of children and how they may make the surroundings a safe and exploratory setting in which they can grow holistically. 

 

  1. Education: Our educational system has evolved over time, and the New Education Policy is an example of this. Practical education should be prioritised so that it can contribute to a better economy, skilled labour, and new opportunities. When this practice begins at a young age in school, the benefits grow as time passes. Young minds are more receptive to learning concepts and capable of doing so more quickly. The new education policy must be adopted deeply in order for children to learn and grow holistically. 

  2. Health and Nutrition: As the expression goes, "health is wealth," and it is critical for a child's physical and mental development to have access to high-quality health and nutritional facilities even before birth. As a result, the concept of child health and nutrition begins with maternal health. Both the mother and the child require medical attention. Even while maternal health metrics in India have improved, such as the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), access to antenatal care, institutional delivery, and so on, there is still much to be done.

  3. Child abuse- Children are subjected to a variety of forms of abuse and mistreatment at home as well as in schools, workplaces, public places, and other settings. Emotional, sexual, and physical abuse are all forms of abuse. It has negative consequences for the health and well-being of children. Any youngster who has been abused or mistreated gets despondent, withdraws from society, considers suicide, or engages in any type of aggressive or criminal behaviour. The impact of maltreatment on children are mostly determined by their age. When parents do not pay enough attention to their children at home, they feel neglected, and their academic performance, health, and mindsets are often affected as a result of their parents' neglect. As a result, neglect is also considered abuse.

  4. Child Rights-  Fundamental freedoms and inherent rights of all human beings under the age of 18 are known as child rights. Children are trusting, innocent, and hopeful. Their childhood should be filled with joy and love.Children have been molested and used throughout history. Hunger and homelessness are among their problems, as are working circumstances that are hazardous to their health, high infant mortality, inadequate health care, and restricted prospects for basic education. Such a life is not necessary for a youngster. Childhood is something that can and should be treasured. Children have the right to live, grow, be protected, and have a say in how their lives are shaped.  As a result, society should be sufficiently inclusive and provide an environment in which kids feel safe and happy. Children should be able to explore, create, and develop in an environment that is child-friendly.

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” 

 

— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa