CRY- Child Rights and You
To enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian child and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realise their full potential. To make people discover their potential for action and change. To enable peoples' collectives and movements encompassing diverse segments, to pledge their particular strengths, working in partnership to secure, protect and honour the rights of India's children.
Work and Achievements
CRY - Child Rights and You is an Indian NGO that believes in every child’s right to a childhood - to live, learn, grow and play. For over 3 decades, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities to ensure lasting change in the lives of more than 2,000,000 underprivileged children, across 23 states in India. For more information please visit us at www.cry.org.
We aim to achieve measureable impact through the following process:
Identify the problem
Any issue that causes a child rights violation like female foeticide or child labour, is a symptom of deep-rooted problems such as lack of livelihoods, caste or gender bias. We identify these violations and work with the communities to demand accountability from the government to and permanent solutions and/or mitigate the impact of these deep-rooted problems on children.
Partner with Grassroots NGOs
To achieve far-reaching impact on a large scale, we enable grassroots NGOs by providing them with funds, programme monitoring, building their skills, perspectives and capacities in addressing issues that affect children and their families.
Mobilise Local Communities
Through interactions, workshops and trainings with communities, we make them aware of their due entitlements from the government to bring about a better living for themselves and their children.
We sensitise people on issues that affect children and cause child rights violations through various mediums of communication. We also form or participate in networks and alliances to lobby for child-friendly policies.
Get Public Support
We generate funds and resources (voice, time, skills) from individuals like you and through institutional partnerships. We encourage people from all walks of life to contribute in creating an environment in which children enjoy their basic rights.
Thus, CRY works towards ensuring children live, learn, play, express themselves…bringing about lasting change in their lives.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds raised by CRY will be deployed towards ensuring the rights of children across our various projects in India.