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Access to Justice for Children byKailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation
 
 
Project Coverage:
 
  • Districts: Bundi, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur
  • Total Villages: 350
  • Total Population: 6,21,661
Overview:
 
The "Access to Justice for Children" project, supported by the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, aims to protect and uphold the rights of children in Bundi, Karauli, and Sawai Madhopur districts. The project focuses on combating prevalent issues such as child marriage, child labor, child trafficking, and child sexual abuse through targeted interventions and community engagement.
Key Activities:
 
1. Awareness and Sensitization Campaigns:
 
  • Conducting community-level awareness campaigns using various mediums such as IEC materials, rallies, street plays, and dramas on the negative impacts of child marriage, child labor, child trafficking, and child sexual abuse.
  • Organizing workshops, seminars, and interactive sessions to sensitize parents, community leaders, and stakeholders on child rights and protection law

‚Äč2. Child Marriage Prevention:

  • Providing counseling and support services to at-risk families to prevent child marriages.
  • Conducting legal awareness programs to educate communities about the legal implications of child marriage.
3. Child Labor Prevention and Rehabilitation:
 
  • Identifying children engaged in hazardous labor and providing them with access to education and rehabilitation services.
  • Advocating for the enforcement of child labor laws and regulations.
 
4. Child Trafficking Prevention and Intervention:
 
  • Establishing community-based monitoring systems to prevent child trafficking.
  • Providing support and rehabilitation services to children rescued from trafficking situations.
 
5. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Support:
 
  • Conducting workshops and training programs for children on personal safety and recognizing signs of abuse.
  • Providing counseling and support services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families.
 
6. Capacity Building:
 
  • Training government officials, police, and frontline workers on child rights and protection issues.
  • Building the capacity of local NGOs and community-based organizations to address child rights violations effectively.
 
7. Legal Assistance and Advocacy:
 
  • Providing legal aid and assistance to child victims of rights violations.
  • Advocating for policy changes and legal reforms to strengthen child protection laws.
 
8. Monitoring and Evaluation:
 
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities to assess their impact and effectiveness.
  • Conducting surveys and studies to gather data on child rights violations and trends.
 
9. Research and Documentation:
 
  • Conducting research on emerging issues related to child rights and protection.
  • Documenting best practices and case studies for knowledge sharing and advocacy purposes.
 
10. Community Mobilization:
  • Mobilizing communities to take collective action against child rights violations.
  • Forming and strengthening community-based child protection mechanisms.
 
11. Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Meetings are held with District Level Officers (DLOs), Block Level Officers (BLOs), Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), and other stakeholders to strengthen partnerships and mobilize support for child protection initiatives.
  • Prevention and Intervention: The project employs a multi-pronged approach to prevent instances of child marriage, child labor, child trafficking, and child sexual abuse. This includes providing support to victims, conducting rescue operations, and facilitating rehabilitation and reintegration services.
 
Outcome/Results:
 
  • Child Marriage Prevention: The project has successfully prevented 62 instances of child marriage, ensuring that children are not forced into early marriages and can pursue their education and personal development.
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Through awareness campaigns and community engagement, the project has supported 192 children who were victims of sexual abuse, providing them with the necessary assistance and care.
  • Child Trafficking Prevention: The project has rescued and rehabilitated 24 children who were victims of trafficking, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Child Labor Prevention: 18 children have been rescued from hazardous labor conditions and provided with access to education and a safe environment.
 
 
 
Project Name: CHILDLINE 1098
Supported by: Childline India Foundation
Objective:
 
  • To ensure that every child in Bundi district in need of assistance receives timely help and support through the CHILDLINE 1098 helpline.
  • To work towards preventing instances of child abuse, child labor, child marriage, and other forms of exploitation by raising awareness, providing support, and taking necessary actions under the Juvenile Justice Act.
  • To empower communities in Bundi district to protect and promote the rights of children by conducting outreach programs, sensitization workshops, and engaging with local authorities and stakeholders for better implementation of child protection measures.
 
Coverage:
  • District: Bundi
  • Total Population: 74,834
Initiatives:
 
  • Outreach programs
  • Open house program for sharing experiences
  • Meetings with District Level Officers (DLOs) and Block Level Officers (BLOs) of the district
  • Sensitization programs
  • Convergence with district-level officers
  • Workshops on the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act
  • School and community awareness programs
Major Achievements:
 
  • Child helpline 1098 is an emergency toll-free number working for children in need.
  • In Bundi district, Child Helpline 1098 is run in collaboration with Gramrajya Vikas Evam Prashikshan Sansthan since June 2019.
  • Cases registered: more than 2060 cases of children in need.
  • Breakdown of cases:
             - Child Marriage: 77 cases
             - Child Labour: 55 cases
             - Child Missing: 18 cases
 
Project Name: SAVE VILLAGE PROGRAM
 
Supported by: MY CHOICES FOUNDATION
Coverage:
 
  • District: Karauli
  • Number of Villages: 63
Initiatives:
 
  • Community and School Awareness Programs: The project conducts awareness programs in both the community and schools to educate people about trafficking. Various materials such as Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials, drama, play, templates, and comic books are used to make the sessions engaging and informative.
  • Interactive Workshops: Conducting interactive workshops with community members and students to educate them about the various forms of trafficking, how to identify potential trafficking situations, and what actions to take if they encounter such situations.
  • Street Plays and Skits: Organizing street plays and skits in villages to raise awareness about trafficking in a creative and engaging manner, highlighting the importance of vigilance and community action.
  • Distribution of Informational Materials: Distributing pamphlets, posters, and other informational materials in villages to provide easily accessible information about trafficking, its consequences, and preventive measures
  • Training of Trainers: Training a group of individuals from the community to become trainers themselves, who can then further educate others about trafficking, thus creating a ripple effect of awareness
  • School Curriculum Integration: Collaborating with local schools to integrate trafficking awareness into their curriculum, ensuring that students are educated about this issue from a young age.
  • Mobile Awareness Units: Using mobile vans equipped with audio-visual aids to reach remote areas and conduct awareness campaigns about trafficking.
  • Community Dialogues: Facilitating open dialogues within communities to discuss the root causes of trafficking and develop community-based solutions to prevent it
  • Legal Awareness Sessions: Organizing sessions to educate community members about their legal rights and the legal recourse available to them in cases of trafficking.
Major Achievements:
  • SVP Programs: 63 programs have been conducted to date, reaching all the targeted villages.
  • Capacity building of Volunteers: The project has recruited and trained 252 volunteers who actively participate in spreading awareness and supporting the cause.
  • Increased Community Awareness: The program has significantly increased awareness about trafficking within the 63 villages, with a noticeable change in attitudes and behaviors towards the issue.
  • School Engagement: The program's initiatives in schools have led to increased awareness among students, teachers, and parents, creating a safer environment for children.
  • Community Engagement: The program has successfully engaged community members in discussions and activities related to trafficking, fostering a sense of responsibility and ownership in combating the issue.
  • Collaboration with Authorities: The program has collaborated effectively with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, leading to better coordination in addressing cases of trafficking.
  • Empowerment of Volunteers: The program has empowered its 252 volunteers with knowledge and skills to identify and respond to trafficking situations, making them valuable assets in the fight against trafficking.
  • Case Interventions: The program has successfully intervened in 63 cases of trafficking or potential trafficking situations, providing support and assistance to the victims and their families.
  • Community Support Systems: The program has helped establish community support systems for victims of trafficking, ensuring they receive the necessary care and rehabilitation.
  • Prevention of Trafficking Incidents: Through its awareness and education initiatives, the program has contributed to the prevention of new trafficking incidents in the covered villages.
  • Recognition and Awards: The program has been recognized for its efforts in raising awareness about trafficking, receiving awards and accolades at the district and state levels.