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Highlights of #Justice4EveryChild Telethon: An Initiative For Child Victims Of Sexual Abuse

#Justice4EveryChild campaign aims to raise funds to support child victims of sexual abuse and rape who are fighting their cases in court
Mar 21, 2021
22:25 (IST)
We leave you with some of the highlights from the #Justice4EveryChild telethon:

To help ensure legal and mental support to child victims of sexual abuse and rape and their families, click here to contribute: https://special.ndtv.com/justice-for-every-child-87/donate-now

Mar 21, 2021
22:24 (IST)
Here is the campaign anthem 'Nikal Pade Hain' written by Kailash Satyarthi and Co-Composed and arranged by rock band Indian Ocean.

Mar 21, 2021
22:22 (IST)
Many generations of my family have been victims of bonded labour but I got a chance to study and dream. Now I am a lawyer: Amar Lal, Lawyer & Survivor

Mar 21, 2021
21:57 (IST)
Each district in Delhi has exclusive courts for children: HS Phoolka, Senior Advocate

Victim compensation schemes states that POCSO cases are not included. Interim compensation is required in such cases. Changes brought in by Delhi High Court after a writ filed by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Now the investigation happens within a specified time. Delhi has exclusive courts for children, child-friendly courts. There is a need of additional mental and social support to victims along with justice.
Mar 21, 2021
21:53 (IST)
Manoj Abraham, Nodal Officer, Kerala Police Cyberdome, talked about an increase in crimes digitally and within the household

Mar 21, 2021
21:51 (IST)
Dr PM Nair, Former IPS Officer, Former Director General, National Disaster Response Force, National Expert on Human Trafficking

There is a gap between text and context. Law enforcement and justice delivery is a problem. Even if you make law, we have to ensure that there is no gap. If you bring a specific law against trafficking, it should be a comprehensive law. It should cover digital exploitation as well. Secondly, rescue is a matter of a right. Rehabilitation should also be a right. Thirdly, accountability must be ensured. Fourthly, investigating is a very difficult task and you need lot of expertise. We need to bring all agencies together. 
Mar 21, 2021
21:43 (IST)
Child sexual abuse is a huge problem in India and one that is not limited by socio-economic class: Vivek Gambhir, CEO, BoAt

Mar 21, 2021
21:41 (IST)
Corporates can play a massive role: Madan Bahal, Managing Director, Adfactors PR

Corporates can play a massive role. If corporates decide to come together, they can create a tsunami of actions. If corporate collective of sorts come together and say we are taking this up, I think what India can achieve in the cause of children would really be remarkable.
Mar 21, 2021
21:26 (IST)
I cannot even imagine the despair and helplessness child victims and their families feel in trying to get legal aid: Vasvi Bharat Ram, Joint Vice Chairman, The Shri Ram Schools

Food, shelter, along with basic safety & security, should be the right of every child. I work in the education and in the development sector, with children of all ages and all segments of society and know how far this is from the ground reality. Every day we hear horrific stories about children being abused, their families being shunned by the communities they live in, instead of being supported. Those of them who are brave enough to fight against the abuser don't know where to go, don't know how to get the right help, don't have the funds to get the right aid, are afraid of how the victim is going to be treated and questioned, and also worried about the days, months and years that they will spend in police stations and courts. I cannot even imagine the despair and helplessness they feel in trying to get legal aid and justice and also mental health support to help pick up their pieces, heal their scars and return to any kind of normalcy. I urge you all to put yourself in the shoes of these victims and their families and come forward to spread awareness and to donate generously towards this cause. Together, let's work towards creating a better, more sensitive, more just, and a safer place for our children.
Mar 21, 2021
21:22 (IST)
Ravi Prakash Verma, Former MP Rajya Sabha and National General Secretary, Samajwadi Party joins #Justice4EveryChild Telethon

We have seen that this crisis is severe. We are worried about the increase in cases and the stigma associated with it. The trauma lasts long. I feel that today, accused's childhood was affected in some way because of which he/she is functioning in a particular way. Teachers should work on child psychology and without arguing they should understand that a child is traumatised and then teachers have to bring children out of trauma. I see this as a setback. People are sensitive about children but only about their children.
Mar 21, 2021
21:16 (IST)
We have to end the victimisation happening within family and with child: Mr. Satyarthi
Mar 21, 2021
21:13 (IST)
General SM Mehta, Former CEO, Hans Foundation on #Justice4EveryChild Telethon

Every individual, every parent, every citizen, responsible citizen has a duty towards this because children are, like I said, they are our future investment and, it should start from home. The parents, first thing which comes to mind is that there should be trust between the parent and the child and there should be a free communication. And the education must start from home at an appropriate date. There is no appropriate age, I would say. And then the children must be taught where to go. There are so many do's and don'ts, which are there, there is so much of literature on that. We must educate our children. So they are so that they are not abused for the fault of nature and the predictors who perpetuate these crimes. And we can do a lot as responsible citizens.
Mar 21, 2021
21:10 (IST)
Due to COVID-19, ​about 350 million children have lost access to their primary source of nutrition through school nutritional programmes, said Karan Singh, Managing Director, Bain and Co. India

Mar 21, 2021
21:03 (IST)
Derek O’Brien, Chief National Spokesperson, All India Trinamool Congress joins #Justice4EveryChild Telethon

I don't know whether you could find that videoclip, but I did speak about this in Parliament. It has been perhaps the most difficult speech I have to make in the Parliament, because it wasn't a speech. It was actually sharing my experience as an 11-year-old, when I was sexually abused in a bus in Kolkata. And that, in a way, a fulfilling experience for me because I had obviously discussed it with my family, I discussed this with my parents. But this is the time you come out and say you talk about it in the parliament. Boy oh boy, it was tough. But I am glad that I did it.
Mar 21, 2021
20:58 (IST)
Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President, India & MENA, HMD Global said that it is important to educate children

At HMD global which is the home of Nokia phones, our focus has been on skill education of children especially girl child. The work by Kailash Sathyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF) is inspiring. It is incredible the way they are transforming lives. We are keen to play an integral part in helping underprivileged children and who have faced sexual abuse. Education has been severely affected due to pandemic. These children become more vulnerable in multiple ways without education. We are donating over 1,740 new Nokia smartphones to KSCF which are expected to benefit over 6,000 children across 7 states.
Mar 21, 2021
20:52 (IST)
Child's body, emotions and thought processes need to be understood: Dr Vijay Datta, Principal, Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi

Mar 21, 2021
20:50 (IST)
Amod Kanth, Founder, Prayaas, Former Joint Commissioner, Delhi Police, Former Chairperson, Delhi Commission for the Protection of Child Rights speaks at #Justice4EveryChild Telethon

In 2005-07, there was a study conducted on child abuse and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 is a direct outcome of that study. About 18,000 were examined in that study. Every second child  reported some kind of sexual abuse under the study. India which is considered a very holy country but the startling result that every child was abused was shocking. We learned that child protection is the biggest issue. 

About 32 million children happen to be out of school because they are unprotected. They happen to be children who are in need of care. It is a shame on country. The problem is very huge and the support system that we are getting from the government is very small. We really expect CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) to come forward to support the cause.
Mar 21, 2021
20:40 (IST)
"Place children above all because they are our future": Shabana Azmi, Actor and Social Activist on #Justice4EveryChild Telethon
Mar 21, 2021
20:38 (IST)
Payal Jangid, Former Bal Pradhan of Hinsla Bal Mitra Gram had raised her voice against being married off at the age 11

Mar 21, 2021
20:34 (IST)
After over an hour of telethon, contributions cross Rs. 10 crore.

Keep your contributions coming to help ensure legal and mental support to child victims of sexual abuse and rape and their families. Contribute now: https://special.ndtv.com/justice-for-every-child-87/donate-now

Mar 21, 2021
20:30 (IST)
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation's Bal Mitra Gram is an internationally recognised model to prevent child exploitation and abuse

Mar 21, 2021
20:21 (IST)
Adi Godrej, Chairman of Godrej Group sends a letter of support for #Justice4EveryChild campaign
Mar 21, 2021
20:14 (IST)
Dr Nimesh Desai, Director, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences underscores the importance of mental recovery among the child victims and their family members

Mental recovery depends on judicial delivery. But the ground reality is deficient. Psychological recovery is needed for long term affect. For children over 6-8 years one can talk about psychological recovery. For children under 4, family needs support. One cannot do away with what the child and family has gone through. What we can do is reduce the impact. Even psychological counselling and mental support will be dependent on social mileu. 
Mar 21, 2021
20:10 (IST)
We have failed in justice delivery: Sunitha Krishnan, Co-founder, Prajwala

Justice delivery is at the core of psychology recovery but we have failed in justice delivery. When a child doesn't get justice there is no psychological recovery. We have dealt with more than 230 minor rape victims. More than 89 per cent of the cases are pending from 2015 onwards. Youngest being a 4.5 year old child. Now this 4.5 year child doesn't have closure in life. We have to keep her memory alive. We talk about evidence but ultimately it is the testimony that will convict. We have less than 4 per cent conviction rate. this is how system is failing every child.
Mar 21, 2021
19:55 (IST)
#Justice4EveryChild: Campaign Ambassador, Farhan Akhtar feels that awareness is crucial but it is also important people take actions

Mar 21, 2021
19:53 (IST)
Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group highlighted the importance of education, health and nutrition

I think the media has a very important role to play. I want to build on the point, how do we increase awareness of people on issues like these. We have to note that lack of education in this age group which makes young girls all the more vulnerable to different kinds of exploitation. Girls suffer to prostitution, child trafficking. About 150 million children are out of school and we have to worry about them and almost half of them are below the poverty line. 

The Prime Minister had highlighted that 112 are aspirational districts which are far behind. We are worse on every human indicator. We are working in 28 of these aspirational districts. I think it is very important that we focus on education and health and nutrition. That's how we will uplift them and make them more aware. When you talk about culture, the culture will come when we educate both boys and girls and families. That's how we will appreciate and value the power of women.
Mar 21, 2021
19:42 (IST)
NR Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys on #Justice4EveryChild telethon:

I think this is a nation that has said 'matra devo bhava' about 200 years ago. Somehow we haven't been able to translate that to give respect to our women. Given the statistics, 8.5 years of delay takes place in providing justice with only 34 per cent success rate in conviction. I think these are very serious issues, therefore, I believe every state has to look at these issues and increase the judicial capacity.
Mar 21, 2021
19:36 (IST)
'Court cases impact not just the child but the entire family': Uncle of Gudiya, a rape survivor, narrates the trauma that entire family goes through to fight cases of child sexual abuse in courts

Mar 21, 2021
19:34 (IST)
They are our children. We hope to strengthen the systems to fight child abuse: Kailash Satyarthi
Mar 21, 2021
19:28 (IST)
Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv announces a generous donation of Rs. 9 crore

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Mar 21, 2021
19:26 (IST)
Bajaj group has been associated with the Satyarthi Children's Foundation since its inception: Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv on #Justice4EveryChild Telethon

As a group we have been at the forefront of nation building since the time of my great grandfather Shri Jamna Lal Bajaj. We have supported multiple projects over the years in the areas of education, health, livelihoods and water conservation, to name a few. Welfare and protection of children is a key common feature in many of these projects. Since October 2014 our companies in the Bajaj group have supported free cleft reconstructions surgeries in close to 60,000 children across the country, and this is not only about providing support for the surgery but also for the crucial comprehensive care elements like speech therapy, clef orthodontics, among others. We have also enabled a wide variety of projects that provide vulnerable communities with access to best-in-class treatment for areas like paediatric cancer, paediatric epilepsy, child diabetes, heart ailments, etc. and a large part of this is in various parts of rural India. 

Our support to children and shelter programmes will be there. We work with a number of NGOs that provides these child care centers, and this provides vulnerable children with protection, education and also the ability to rebuild their lives.

Mar 21, 2021
19:21 (IST)
5-year-old Gudiya, a child survivor, got justice after 7 long years

Mar 21, 2021
19:19 (IST)
Campaign Ambassador Farhan Akhtar joins the telethon

Mar 21, 2021
19:16 (IST)
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on #Justice4EveryChild Telethon: Children who are abused they are India's children and since they are ours, we have to act with urgency and unitedly.

Mar 21, 2021
19:12 (IST)
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi joins the telethon

Mar 21, 2021
19:11 (IST)
If there is one crime, one act of violence that stands alone in its inhumanity, it must be sexual violence and rape of children: Dr. Prannoy Roy

Mar 21, 2021
19:02 (IST)
#Justice4EveryChild: On a path against child sexual abuse

Mar 21, 2021
18:58 (IST)
#Justice4EveryChild telethon gets underway

Mar 21, 2021
18:33 (IST)
Less than half an hour to go for the #Justice4EveryChild telethon
Mar 20, 2021
13:19 (IST)
'This is a National Emergency,' says Campaign Ambassador Farhan Akhtar, talking about the crisis of children facing sexual abuse and rape

Mar 20, 2021
13:17 (IST)
Meet #Justice4EveryChild Campaign Ambassador Farhan Akhtar

Mar 19, 2021
17:00 (IST)
Justice For Every Child is a national campaign that will work towards timely justice, mental health support and rehabilitation for child sexual abuse and child rape victims

Here's how the money raised through this campaign will be utilised.

To donate and support the campaign click here: https://special.ndtv.com/justice-for-every-child-87/donate-now

Mar 19, 2021
16:53 (IST)
#Justice4EveryChild is year long campaign
The initiative aims to intervene in 5,000 cases of child sexual abuse and rape in 100 Fast Track Special Courts across the country, with the highest backlogs of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012) cases.

Mar 19, 2021
16:44 (IST)
Join NDTV and Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation's special campaign
To support child victims of sexual abuse and rape who are fighting their cases in court, NDTV has joined hands with the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Join us in helping these children get timely justice. 

Mar 19, 2021
16:39 (IST)
13,244 cases of child rape, gang rape and pornography have been reported in just seven months during the COVID-19 pandemic
(Source: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights - NCPCR, 2020)

Mar 19, 2021
16:37 (IST)
Only 11% of Nirbhaya Fund (Rs. 252 crore of Rs. 2,264 crore) released to States and Union Territories for victims of sexual abuse and rape was utilized as on November, 2019

(Source: Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1903, Dt. 29.11.2019 analysis by Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation)


Mar 19, 2021
16:34 (IST)
At 34.9%, the conviction rate for Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) cases is abysmally low
According to Crime in India Report, 2019, 1,54,526 Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) cases were pending in 2018.

At 88.8% pendency, if no new cases are added after 2019, it will take 8.2 years to dispose current POCSO cases in court.

Mar 19, 2021
16:28 (IST)
3 children are raped every hour
(Source: National Crime Records Bureau - NCRB, 2019)
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Written By: Kailash Satyarthi

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About Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

The Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF), founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, envisions a world where every child can live freely with dignity, where all children have the fundamental right to be free, safe, healthy and educated, thereby realizing their real potential. Its mission is to end all violence against and exploitation of children by focusing on three Ps: Policy, Practice & People.

    KSCF’s Mission


    • Protect child rights through holistically tackling violence against children - abuse, illiteracy and poor health.Protect child rights through holistically tackling violence against children - abuse, illiteracy and poor health.
    • Become a global voice against violence against children through movement creation and research.
    • Enable global and national policies and their implementation for protecting children
    • Work towards capacity building of all stakeholders, including governments, corporates, grassroots organizations for child rights protection and promotion.
    • Become a global platform to disseminate best practices relating to child protection and child rights promotion, and bridge the trust deficit between various stakeholders

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    Aims Of The Campaign

    • Mobilise resources and funds support child survivors and their families in pending child sexual abuse and child rape cases in 100 districts.
    • Increase reporting of child sexual abuse cases
    • Increased public awareness and engagement for justice delivery for survivors.
    • Strengthen and ensure implementation of standards of justice delivery through legal representation, support persons and mental health support for cases of child sexual abuse and rape

    About The Campaign

    About The Campaign

    Justice for Every Child is a year-long campaign by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation and NDTV to support child victims  of sexual abuse and rape who are fighting for justice in court.  

    The horror of what they have gone through is multiplied many times over by what then follows the actual crime – a long and excruciating wait for justice.
    Do you know that the current backlog of cases of crimes against children will take over eight years to clear? And that is if no new cases are added. 
    Child victims  and their families are usually not aware of their right to access mental health support, financial compensation and rehabilitation. They feel frustrated as they  navigate the complex criminal justice system without a designated support person. 
    The vulnerability of female survivors is compounded by social ostracisation, which often causes them to drop out of school and face gender-based discrimination. 
    When there is no fear of the law, no fear of justice, the criminals act with impunity. The public loses confidence in the justice delivery system and the abuse of children continues unchecked. 
    Justice For Every Child  will ensure victims  of child sexual abuse and rape get legal representation, mental health support, rehabilitation and compensation to enable them to heal and continue their lives with dignity and freedom.  
    An initiative of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, the campaign will intervene in 5,000 cases of child sexual abuse and rape in 100 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) in 100 districts with the highest backlogs of POCSO cases across India. 
    Keeping our children safe, by swiftly punishing those who cause them grievous harm, should be a high priority for all of us.
    The outrage and action needs to be as widespread as the violence. With your support this campaign will generate much needed funds to bolster the systems and  institutions that will ensure the implementation of law,   rehabilitation and healing of survivors and their families. 
    It will make our communities safer for children so that they are free to grow and flourish.