Street children are especially vulnerable to abuse

“My alcoholic father used to beat me every night. I slept for less than two hours at times,” said 16-year-old Hamsa Raj, a child rights representative. “People ask us to dream. We don’t even get to sleep,” he said.

Raj, along with many other children, spoke about the daily violation of their rights and dignity at a programme organised to release an alternative report, prepared by child representatives across Tamil Nadu, on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) here on Wednesday.

The report is the outcome of two years of study by child representatives who made field visits, took photographs and did interviews with children undergoing abuse. India is a signatory to the UNCRC and has a variety of obligations mandated by the convention........Click for more




Source Web Page: The Hindu

Comments (0)

Please Login or Register to join groups