Justice For Every Child - A Pan India Campaign Against Child Marriage

Highlights: 2019-20 

Highlights: 2019-20 
  • More than 75,000 children are being protected from child labour, child marriage, child trafficking and child sexual abuse on a daily basis through implementation of Bal Mitra Gram™ (Child Friendly Village) programme across India
  • More than 15,000 children are being protected on a daily basis through implementation of Bal Mitra Mandal (Child Friendly Community) programme in four slums of Delhi. These cost-effective, replicable models for prevention and protection are proposed to be scaled up in the coming years leading to protection of children and promotion of their rights
  • Two child leaders from Bal Mitra Gram™ were conferred global awards.

(a) Payal Jangid of Rajasthan was awarded the Changemaker Award at Goalkeepers Global Goals Award 2019 for eliminating child marriage and Parda system (women covering their faces with veils) in her village


(b) Champa Kumari, a former child labourer turned child leader from Jharkhand, was conferred with UK’s prestigious Diana Award for ending child marriages and child labour in her native village and other villages in the vicinity


  • A panel discussion on ‘Building a Child Labour-Free Mica Industry across India: The Role of Governments, Businesses, NGOs and Communities’, was organized by KSCF in collaboration with the Estee Lauder Companies Inc. at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights held at Geneva
  • A campaign against rape of women and girl child titled, “Rape Free India” was carried out across India immediately before the General Elections 2019, to mobilize the support of political leaders for the cause of making the country safe for women and children. 782 candidates who were in the fray in the last Lok Sabha elections signed a pledge in support of Rape Free India. Out of these 162 won the elections
  • To create awareness about the importance of education, especially of girls, an awareness drive was organized across the country demanding free and compulsory education till class XII on October 11, 2019, International Day of Girl Child. The drive witnessed participation of over a hundred thousand people.
  • To create awareness and demand for free and compulsory education for children up to class XII a National Consultation was organized on November 20, 2019. Several parliamentarians, members of civil society organizations and eminent citizens, participated in the Consultation and spoke in support of free education for children up to class XII
  • To ignite compassion among citizens for children and bring them together to fight against various forms of exploitation of children, January 11, 2020, was celebrated with gusto as the Surakshit Bachpan Diwas (Safe Childhood Day). Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry, was the chief guest on the occasion
  • The Hummingbird Award, an annual award to recognize the outstanding work done by members of law enforcement agencies, civil society organisations and the media, for child rights protection and promotion was instituted this year. The awards were conferred upon outstanding performers during Surakshit Bachpan Diwas celebrations
  • 7,614 stakeholders were imparted training on laws, policies and rules relating to child rights protection and promotion in 93 training workshops conducted in 17 states
  • The Research Division completed 11 Research Studies and initiated another 3 Research Studies which are ongoing





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