Demands To The Government On Safety For Children, By Children.

19 July 2019 3:11 pm

Amnesty International India’s ‘Our Safety and Our Rights’ campaign revealed that major safety and sexual harassment concerns for children studying in government, Panchayat union and Adi-Dravida Welfare schools in Tamil Nadu is leading to students dropping out of school.

Through the campaign, children from the most marginalized communities tell the policymakers what they want through a new charter of demands. These are voices and opinions that have never been heard before with most participants from Adi-Dravida Welfare Schools and other mostly remote government schools. In collaboration with the Institute of Social Education, an NGO based in Chennai, Amnesty International India engaged with 739 children from 21 schools across eight districts of Tamil Nadu. Majority of participants were of the age group 12-14 years with over 70% belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities and the rest to either backward or most backward communities.

Read our full report here.