Workshop on “Child Protection and Child Rights: Reality and Response with Special focus on District Gautam Budh Nagar, (U.P.)

Training on Issues of Child Protection and Hman Trafficking

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The recent years have witnessed the emergence of discussions on the issue of child protection and child rights. District Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh is striving towards protecting children from economic exploitation and for ensuring a conducive environment for their physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. However there is a need to enhance the understanding of the ground reality and also to address are issues of coordination among various departments, agencies and sectors including labour, health, education, the judiciary, and police towards providing  protection to all children in need of care and protection particularly of the migrant, trafficked and working children.

 Against this backdrop a Workshop on “Child Protection and Child Rights: Reality and Response ( Special focus on District Gautam Budh Nagar, (U.P.)”  was organized jointly by the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute autonomous body Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and the Department of Child Protection, Government of Uttar Pradesh with facilitation by Social and Development Research and Action Group SADRAG on Friday, 7th August 2015, at the Seminar Block of the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Sector -24, Noida.
 The keynote address was given by Dr. L.D. Mishra, former Union Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Government of India and was inaugurated by Shri N.P. Singh, District Magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar District, U.P.
 Mr N.P Singh, District Magistrate inaugurated the workshop and called for all the concern departments and agencies including police to work for stopping human trafficking particularly with regard to the innocent children’s.  The workshop was attended by 50 participants drawn from various government departments of the District. On this occasion Dr. Helen Sekar, Coordinator National Research Centre on Child Labour expressed her desire to partner with ChildLine and district administration for the larger cause of Child Protection in the district. Dr. Bhandari, Childline Greater Noida called it the beginning of a new era where the convergence among the various stake holders would bring in the desired change in child protection scenario. Speakers from CHILDLINE India Foundation, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights discussed about the issues related to POCSO.
The recommendations drawn from the workshop will be sent to the District Magistrate for an immediate action, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Ministry of Labour And Employment and Ministry of Women and Child Development.