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Child Rights and the Pandemic

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More than 100 dignitaries, including educationists, academia, social activists, teachers’ unions, civil society organisations and various networks through a memorandum submitted by the Right to Education (RTE) Forum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the government to take appropriate steps to safeguard the rights of children to survival, protection, education and development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorandum recommended immediate and necessary actions to ensure that child rights are protected to stop the increase of out-of-school children, child labour and child trafficking.

The memorandum was endorsed by Campaign against Child Labour, Alliance for Right to Early Childhood Development, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, National Coalition for Education India, Right to Food Campaign, Oxfam India, Save the Children, CARE India, Action Aid, Child Rights and You, Child Fund India, World Vision India, and others.

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Updated On : 23rd Dec, 2020

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