Safeguarding child rights and rehabilitation of under-privileged kids is one of the major concerns in India. And, with the general elections coming up, the non-profit organisation Child Rights and You (CRY) is mobilising people to call for effective policies that will fundamentally ensure the health, safety, development and happiness of every child in the country. The initiative is called Click Rights, which is a photojournalism campaign. It will feature pictures clicked on the theme ‘focus on the child’.
Talking about the initiative and the concept behind the campaign, Kreanne Rabadi, regional director, west, CRY, says, “The aim of the campaign is to create awareness and raise questions on why these children are deprived of education. Secondly, we also want to mobilise first-time voters and encourage them to advocate the rights of children and ensure that lawmakers make changes in policies and fulfil their promises regarding this issue.”
Eminent photographers such as Sudharak Olwe, Fawzan Husain, Mexy Xavier, Aparna Jayakumar and Kaushal Parikh will also be contributing to the exhibition.