State Level Child Rights Parliament Concludes with an Action Plan by the Children, for the Children

Hyderabad: UNICEF and the Alliance for Children’s Rights organized a State-level Child Rights Parliament on Thursday, which was a debate for action between duty-bound children and government officials from across the State.

Duties, government officials listened to children who shared their needs for quality education, basic school facilities, early marriages and protection of children’s rights.

On this occasion, the children presented the ‘Letter of Demands’ prepared by summarizing the year-long campaign carried out in the State through consultations involving children from regions, mandals and villages.

“I want to end all child marriages. They close all doors to development. Our education stops, our health is compromised, and we face many psychological problems. I want to go to every mandal, district and district. In the village, talk to the parents of the girls and do everything possible to end this harmful practice for the development of girls.” he said, addressing the duty of B Mamata Adilabad in the consultation.

Emphasizing the need to address the concerns of children at the local level, Telangana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (TSCPCR) Chairman J Srinivas Rao said the Commission is committed to protecting the rights of children and will continue to take up their issues. forward and ensure the speedy resolution of the government.

Srinivas Rao also said that the four basic principles of the UN convention (survival, development, protection and participation), the right to participate is far from being fully realized.

“I assure the children that I will present them to relevant officials of the State government for action,” said the TSCPCR president.

UNICEF is celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) week from 14 to 20 November. Every year, children in all countries celebrate World Children’s Day on November 20, 1989, when the UN organization adopted the Convention on Rights. 33 years ago Child.

Ramesh Sekhar Reddy, Head of Child Rights Alliance, summarizing the consultation said, “MAHITA aims to bring together children from all districts, mandals and villages in consultation and prepare their letter of demands to promote an inclusive future –
children, children”

The State Level Child Rights Assembly saw the participation of nearly 125 children from 18 districts of Telangana including Mahabub Nagar, Adilabad, Sangareddy, Vikarabad and other districts.

UNICEF along with Child Rights Alliance and NGO partners conducted a year-long campaign in the state of Telangana. In this campaign, more than 120 NGOs with 800 children participated in regular consultations. During the consultation process from April 2021 to October 2022, children met their main obligations and shared the challenges that prevent them from realizing their rights. These include, but are not limited to: quality education due to learning losses, basic school facilities, violence, labor exploitation and access to nutritious food.

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