Introduction to Child Rights

A comprehensive basic course on the evolution of child rights in the Indian context – Free Course

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What you’ll learn

  • At the end of this ten session course, students will be aware of the history and evolution of the Child Rights Movements, Guiding principles, composition and philosophy of UNCRC and other main Child Right laws and will be familiar with the child centric laws and institutions in India. They will also be aware of the issues and challenges faced by children in street situations in India.

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of English and an interest in Child Rights discourse.

Description

A Comprehensive basic course for beginners having passion to work for the betterment of children on understanding the history and philosophy of the concept of “Child Rights”, its relevance in the Indian context and a brief description of how children’s laws are formulated/modified based on the rights based approach.

This course is designed for students aspiring to become professionals in the field of Social Sciences, Social Work, Law and any other field dealing with children.

If you are a student with a lot of passion to work with children directly or indirectly and wish to understand how you could do it better, then this is the course for you.

If you are a professional working with children and want to deepen your understanding of the underlying principles of rights based approach then this is the course for you.

  • We will take you through the history of how the movement of child rights came about and the underlying philosophies that drove it

  • The course touches upon the various rights of children as enumerated in the UNCRC

  • You will also learn how policies and laws related to children in India are formulated or modified after India ratified to the UNCRC.

We offer both theoretical and practical insights on the implementation of Child rights and will equip the participants with the basic knowledge and tools necessary to gain critical understanding of child rights. The course is based on a participatory active learning approach and will be spread over 10 modules/ sessions of 15 minutes with regular assignments and readings provided for each module.

The 10 modules are divided into three major components, with the first section focusing on the origins and evolution of the Child Rights movement that culminated in the formulation of United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

The second section will discuss the main categories of rights as per UNCRC, namely Survival, Development, Protection and Participation.

The third section will provide a deeper understanding on the issues of Child rights and Protection, with the context of the work done by Rainbow Homes Programs and the challenges faced by the children living on the streets.

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