Children’s rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to the young, including their right to association with both biological parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for food, universal state-paid education, health care and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child.Interpretations of children’s rights range from allowing children the capacity for autonomous action to the enforcement of children being physically, mentally and emotionally free from abuse, though what constitutes “abuse” is a matter of debate. Other definitions include the rights to care and nurturing. The essential message is equality of opportunity. Girls should be given the same opportunities as boys. All children should have the same rights and should be given the same opportunity to enjoy an adequate standard of living.
What are child rights?
CID focuses on the 4 basic rights of children. In 1992, India ratified the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child. The Charter of Child Rights (CRC) is built on the principle that “ALL children are born with fundamental freedoms and ALL human beings have some inherent rights”. The Charter confers the following basic rights on all children across the world:
- Right to survival – To life, health, nutrition, name and nationality.
- Right to development – To education, care, leisure, recreation and cultural activity.
- Right to protection – from exploitation, abuse, child labor, trafficking and neglect.
- Right to participation – To expression, information, thought and religion.
CID and Child rights
CID believes that children are citizens in their own right, entitled to the full spectrum of human rights. Our children will only attain these rights guaranteed to them if each one of believes this should be so and exercises all the power at our command – as parents, neighbors, consumers, employees, businesspeople, teachers, politicians, journalists, professionals, bureaucrats, activists and most importantly as citizens – to make this a reality. CID’s role is to amplify the voice of India’s children to reach large numbers of people and enlist their support for this cause by speaking out, demanding, negotiating as required with the relevant state or citizen bodies for the rights of children.
By sharing our effort at grassroots levels and mobilizing individuals to address the root causes that lead to violation of child rights. Over the past 20 years, CID has conclusively proven that sustainable change is possible. We must realize that we as a nation cannot hope to enjoy a peaceful and prosperous future as long as there are hundred million children who sleep hungry, hopeless each night. We believe that only when some of us take a stand for child rights we will actually build a nation where all children are treated as citizens with equal rights, livelihood, and participation.
CID believes on sustainable and stable changes among deprived section of children of community. At Gwalior, CID is running various education center to categorized the out of school child to maintain stable effect rights of the child. CID surveyed the situation around our interventional area and found that every child who is out of school is a potential child labor. There for CID aimed to protect child from labor-ship to keeping them engage in education, To make it sustain, CID are working for prevention and rehabilitation of child labour among:-
- Stone Crusher Community
- Carpet weaving Community
- Rag Pickers Community
In rural area, CID is emphasizing for the rights of rundown section of tribe named “Sahariya”. They are totally neglected even for nation’s defined rights for human. CID arrived with various effective actions for right of the child of sahariya tribes. CID started with aanganwari and school to insure quality education including MDM among child of sahariya tribe and other villagers. CID is working in over 100 villages of District Shivpuri, Sheopur, Guna and Ashoknagar.