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Newsline archive 2006

Exhibition on Child Rights inaugurated
To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, an exhibition titled – ‘Deep Focus’ -- based on child rights was inaugurated at the Victoria Memorial Hall, in Kolkata.

Learning at one’s own pace
They are all kids of different ages. They attend school but the teacher doesn’t impose restrictions. There’s a blackboard but it’s all over the lower wall. They learn alphabets, social studies and math but the teacher hardly teaches them.

Making children the change agents
Singing of children resound the air as we approach to the Uddaramanahalli village government school in Sira Taluq of Tumkur district in Karnataka. A three-day children’s camp on personal and community hygiene has just begun under the guidance of UNICEF.

Integrated Child Protection Scheme to anchor Child Protection Programmes In The 11th Five Year Plan
The time is opportune for putting forth new ideas as the Government of India formulates the 11th Five Year Plan.

Managing For Results In The 11th Five Year Plan
As the Government of India prepares the 11th Five Year Plan, it is crucial that UNICEF works with its partners at the national and state levels to ensure that children’s rights are adequately reflected – and resourced – in the Plan.

11th Plan Consultation – Andhra Pradesh
As India develops its first five-year development plan of the 21st century, its position as one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world undoubtedly puts it in an advantageous situation vis-à-vis previous plans.

Assessing Child Domestic Labour in India
Child domestic labour (CDL) is culturally accepted and widely prevalent in India. The classification of CDL applies to children who are engaged to perform domestic tasks in the home of a third party or employer and not their family.

Bangalore observes World Day Against Child Labour
Bangalore, June 12 – To commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour, rallies, exhibitions and public meetings were held in this capital city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

IKEA UNICEF launch initiative against child labour in Andhra Pradesh
Children employed in the cotton plantation industry in Andhra Pradesh have a reason to smile with corporate giant IKEA joining hands with UNICEF to prevent child labour in the south-eastern Indian state.

IKEA-UNICEF partnership: restoring lost childhoods
Children employed in the cottonseed industry in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have reason to smile with the partnership between corporate giant IKEA and UNICEF expanding to include the state.

Combating Child Labour in India
Children have the right to a joyful childhood. Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment with protection and guidance from their guardians.

For UNICEF staffer polio round turns into mission to stop child marriages
21st May 2006, National Immunization Day: The hot sultry Sunday afternoon in Bijapur, Karnataka, saw UNICEF Assistant Programme Communication Officer Sunil Verma getting ready to review health department arrangements for a major immunization effort.

National registration conference marks progress
The Chief Registrars of Births and Deaths from the States and Union Territories of India met in New Delhi for a two day Annual National Conference to discuss and review the status of registration in the country.

Why is birth registration important?
Birth registration is a permanent and official record of a child’s existence. The child who is not registered at birth is in danger of being denied the right to an official identity, a recognised name and a nationality.

Making every child count in the City of Joy
For 13 year old Malati Das life was an unending struggle. Picked up by child traffickers from her native village in South 24 Parganas, young Malati was sold to a brothel in the red light district of Sonagachi in Kolkata.

Gujarat leads the way in birth registration
Mohan Bhai and Parvatiben of Nali Madani village in Valsad proudly show the birth certificate of their child, Kushali, which was issued by the Government of Gujarat within 15 days of birth.

Birth Registration - the picture in India
The history of civil registration in India is more than hundred years old.

Sishu Mitra Project helps build awareness against child marriages in Murshidabad
Life was going smoothly for thirteen year old Sundari till the day her parents suddenly decided to get her married. Thanks to the efforts of the field mobilisers from the ‘Shishu Mitra’ Project Sundari can still go to school, and play with her friends.

Declining sex-ratios – a matter of concern
To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, an exhibition titled – ‘Deep Focus’ -- based on child rights was inaugurated at the Victoria Memorial Hall, in Kolkata.

Violence Against Children – a study provides opportunity for children to be heard
The study on Violence Against Children is an effort to provide a detailed global picture of the nature, extent and causes of violence against children, and propose clear recommendations for action to prevent and reduce such violence.



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