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[10 Feb]The Catalog: No Safety in Schools

When Will Schools Learn? When Will They Start Taking Responsibility? When Will They Stop Repeating the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again? Last week’s relentless news cycle on cases of abuse within school premises has left a depressing impression of our educational institutions. In almost every case, the schools were found inept. Instituting pre-emptive measures to prevent abuse...

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[31 Jan]The Catalog: Caste and The Child

Hello. It is  always a shame that it takes a tragedy to spark a conversation about everyday oppression. This week’s ‘The Catalog’ has a special focus on the abuse and violence perpetrated against children and youth in the name of caste. The dynamics of power is a central factor in almost every case of abuse. And caste is a...

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Juvenile Justice Act 2015: What You Need to Know About The New Law

The newly amended Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act of 2015 came into force on 15th January, 2015. Experts have called it a tragedy and a travesty in the face of child rights and child protection. The decision to exact severe, retributive punishments from a child in conflict with the law is a...

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Aarambh in the Year 2015

At Aarambh, everyday is a new beginning. Everyday has its problems, conflicts and discords. At the same time, everyday, we arrive at solutions, resolutions and harmony. 2015 was a journey from the former to the latter. It is the process and rhythm of our initiative. And then one day every year, we pause. We look...

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The Catalog Year-End Digest: Philosophy & Safety

Season’s Greetings 2015 has not been a kind year for children. Almost everyday we were faced with instances of violence and abuse in which the youngest and most vulnerable were directly and indirectly in the line of fire. Shootouts in schools. Sexual Abuse in places of education & worship, in homes & neighborhoods. A hardening...

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