Childhood in India is not uniformly experienced; infact several childhoods co-exist, childhoods of social and economic status, physical and mental ability as well as geographical location. Respecting children as sovereign, equal members is a step towards recognising their voices in defining their best interest as participants and not just mute beneficiaries of state or community welfare.
CRY – Child Rights and You welcomes applications exploring the various dimensions of child rights, within the broad understanding of Justice for Children. We seek new ideas, approaches to explore and discover, simple and complex truths about the interplay of culture, laws, ethics and policies determining childhoods.
Possible Focus Areas:
You may expand and interpret themes, based on their life experiences and vision.
• Creativity and imagination, in the experience and expression of childhoods, researching stories, folk songs, poems, as metaphors for social interactions
• Explorations of the relationships of the child with other children, with the State, community and the family
• Evidences of the assertion or rejection of the role of children in decision making arenas, such as home, school, work and play spaces and governing institutions
• Gather evidence on relationships between ethnicity, inequality and conflict as witnessed and/or experienced by children
• Is the `best interest principle’, a value, a constitutional right, an interpretative advocacy instrument or a rule of law?
Last Date for application is Sept. 4th, 2010.
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