BLOGS

Culture Beat, Press Club, presents… Violence Against Children

Following the awareness-raising Violence Against Women series, we commence our Violence Against Children programmes. This event has presentations by Annie Zaidi (Child Labour) and Reema Agarwal (Children and War). Two NGOs will also participate: Uma Subramanian from Prerana’s Aarambh initiative and children from Salaam Baalak Trust will read their poems.

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Kamathipura Red Light District a Vanishing Hell Hole!

The infamous brothels of Kamathipura are living out its last days. Even as this shift is largely attributed to imminent redevelopment brought out by the construction boom, many activists and organizations have dedicated entire lives in getting these hellholes to shut.  Noted researcher, anti-trafficking activist and Aarambh Board member Dr. Pravin Patkar is one of them. He...

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Naturally Inspired: Mugda Dandekar, Social Worker

It is 4pm into a sweltering dog day in Mumbai and young social worker Mugda Vikas Dandekar looks like she has already gone through a day and a half. She has just returned from a field trip where she accompanied a busload of spirited children on a visit to the museum. Her skin is burnt...

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UNCRC: 25 Facts on the last 25 Years

          The United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the foundation document which kick-started the conversation around dignity and rights of children everywhere in the world. It called upon nations and state heads across the world to unite and work for the safety and betterment of our children’s...

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