Protection of children from abuse & exploitation
To address the mentioned issues, organisation developed, implemented and monitored the project in consultation and with support from donor agency, community members, duty bearers and PRI members.
Block Lunkaransar and Chattargarh Dist. Bikaner and Block Sardarshahar Dist. Churu.
b) Training of members of children clubs on corporal punishment, abuse, exploitation, Child Marriage & child labour issues.
c) Meeting of Bal manch federation to develop CPP & code of conduct of Bal munch.
d) Theatre workshop of Bal manchon complain Box, Higher education, Violence agents children, Girls in School & Complete Secondary education.
e) Developing and distributing IEC material on Child protection issues.
f) Printing and distribution of booklet on protection issues.
g) Training of SMC member on Corporal punishment, out of school children & discrimination in Schools.
h) Develop reporting & redressal systems in schools. Making complain & suggestion box functioning.
i) Training of AWW on Child friendly techniques
j) School level Interface meeting of children with school teachers on corporal punishment, abuse & violence.
k) Organizing interface meeting between CPC &govt officials, parents, community leaders, youth & CC’s at panchayat level
l) Village Level Training of CBO (SHG, SMC & youth member) on Child Protection & child right Issues and Prepare code of Conduct.
m) Meeting with children & community members to review child protection guideline.
n) Workshop with CPC on identifying CP issues & develop future strategy.
o) Capacity building of Panchayat level ICPS structures( CPC’s)
Village level CBOs like SHG & SMC and other groups have developed their own set of code of conduct to promote safer environment for children by making resolutions not marrying off their children or sending them to labour work at early age, giving equal opportunity to son & daughters etc. They also decided to take suitable action against members found not obeying the norms. Members of SMC are observed taking active part in school monitoring ensuring quality education to school children. After receiving trainings on protection issues, AWWs are observed to be now more considerate and have started taking extra care of children at ICDS centres.
Moreover, capacity building of 177 children clubs (1577 boys & 2134 girls) has been done to enabling them identify & report protection issues with appropriate persons/authorities on time. They have also been taught on how to protect themselves in case of any emergency situation.
As a result, during the year 34 cases of child marriages, rehabilitation of 68 child labours and 9 cases of corporal punishment have been addressed with support from children groups, CPC, SMC & police dept.