Justice For Every Child

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
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.

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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

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    ‘This is a National Emergency,’ says Campaign Ambassador Farhan Akhtar, talking about the crisis of the rising cases of child sexual abuse and rape in India.

    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.