Advocacy

Freedom for Independence Day

Reading Time: 4 minutesA lot more barriers need to be broken and freedom needs to be realised in an imperfect ‘social structure’ that exists in India and abroad. You still need to fight racism, sexism, casteism, class-ism and boundaries you have created for yourselves in your head because of how you were conditioned to think or made to […]

Soccer Takes Centre Stage in Scoring for a Cause

Reading Time: 2 minutesBangalore witnessed unmatched passion for football as the beautiful game became a platform for championing child rights, and ensured that children across CRY-supported projects got access to a happy, healthy and creative childhood. A report, for Different Truths. Soccer is always known to have breaking boundaries. But the game became even more beautiful, as it […]

Human Rights Justice: Methods of Testimonial Therapy to Generate Human Rights Movement – II

Reading Time: 11 minutesIn the second and final part of the research article, Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) examines the methods of Testimonial Therapy (TT) to generate the human rights movement. He tells us about the four stages of TT, rehabilitation and mobilisation, and the social theories at play. These help the Dalits to move from torture to dignity. […]

Human Rights Justice: Who are the Torture Victims? – I

Reading Time: 9 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) analyses role of an India based Non-Governmental Organisation working for the torture victims of marginalised groups (such as Dalits, Muslims) using novel methods of testimonial therapy – employing it for the rehabilitation of torture victims providing voice for voiceless, mobilising human rights movement by bringing narratives of injustices of Dalits (Untouchables) […]

You Need a Classroom to Break the Chain

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s time we understand how education can do wonders in eliminating child labour, opines Atindra, for Different Truths. A little less than 1.5 crore children call Jharkhand their home. And one of the big problems about 11 lakh of them face while growing up, is how to balance school and work or to choose between […]

One More Child in School is One Less Child Labourer

Reading Time: 4 minutesThough shocking, almost 73% of the 33 million working children in India in the age group of 5-18 years do not go to school, as the Census 2011 data suggests. Going by absolute numbers, out of 359 million children in the same age-group, close to 33 million children are working, out of which 24 million […]

174 Children Go Missing in India Every Day, Half of Them Remain Untraced

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe data released by MHA suggests that more than half of all missing children in the country are concentrated in just five states, namely West Bengal, Delhi UT, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Bihar. West Bengal tops the list with accounting for a whopping 15.13% of all missing children in the country in 2016, while Delhi […]

Worldwide, Right-Minded People Unite for Autism Awareness, Reject Tall Claims of Big Media Houses

Reading Time: 9 minutesWorking in the midst of the advocacy issue, Autism awareness, for the second year, we find that a large number of poets, storytellers, authors, and researchers, from 19 countries have come together for this noble cause. Here’s a curtain raiser for the three-day coverage, on the Special Feature, by our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam. Four editors, Luz […]

Cough Campaign to Smoke out TB: 4.32 Lakh Indians Died in 2016 Due to Killer Disease

Reading Time: 4 minutesEarlier this month was held the ‘End-TB Summit’ in New Delhi and prime minister Narendra Modi re-launched the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) “cough”, a national mass media campaign that warns citizens that TB and tobacco are a deadly combination with tobacco the agency behind TB. A report, for Different Truths.  Marshal Wyatt […]

Week-Long Campaign to Curb Child Marriage

Reading Time: 3 minutesTo build awareness against child marriage and address the issue in a holistic manner, Jawhar Jyoti Bal Vikas Kendra (JJBVK), a grassroots level organisation supported by CRY-Child Rights and You, announces the launch of a week-long mass awareness campaign in Samastipur district in Bihar. A report, for Different Truths. Despite a decline in under-age marriage among young girls […]