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  • Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights Takes Action in POCSO Case: Ensuring Justice and Support for the Survivor.
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    In response to the distressing news article titled "14-Year-old Accuses Delhi Women and Child Development Officer of Rape," published by NDTV on August 20, 2023, the DCPCR promptly took suo-motu cognizance of the matter. The article reported the harrowing account of a 14-year-old survivor who alleged repeated instances of rape by her father's friend between 2020 and 2021.

  • POCSO@10 “Rehabilitation of POCSO Victims: Strategies, Challenges and Way Forward”
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    The third seminar in the series of POCSO @ 10 focused on rehabilitation of children who are victims of sexual violence with particular focus on education, health, emotional, legal and financial support.

    The seminar, titled "Rehabilitation of POCSO Victims: Strategies, Challenges, and Way Forward," was organised on May 6, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Triveni Auditorium It was the third in a series of seminars to reflect, debate, and review the implementation of POCSO Act as it completes 10 years.

  • 25.03.2023 DCPCR’s Children’s Champion Awards Conferred by Justice P.S. Narasimha (Judge, Supreme Court of India), Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar (Chief Justice, Odisha High Court) and Ms. Atishi (Minister of Education and Women & Child Development, Govt of Delhi)
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    Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), the apex statutory authority to review and monitor the rights of the children’s rights, and policies held its first _“Children’s Champion Awards”_ Ceremony at Triveni Auditorium, New Delhi.

  • 25.02.2023 Release of the Third Issue of the DCPCR’s Journal “Children First Journal on Children’s Lives"
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    After the massive success of the first two issues of DCPCR’s journal “Children First Journal on Children’s Lives”, the third issue was released by Hon’ble Justice Hima Kohli, Supreme Court of India, and Chief of Education UNICEF India Mr. Terry Durnnian on Saturday, February 25, at Triveni Kala Sangam Auditorium.

  • 03.02.2023 Release of “Accessibility Handbook and Website Portal on Rights and Entitlements of Person(s) with Disabilities”
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    The Commission, in its pursuit to ensure every child's right in Delhi has prepared the “Accessibility Handbook and Website Portal on Rights and Entitlements of Person(s) with Disabilities”, which was launched Shri Raaj Kumar Anand, Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi on Friday, 3rd February, 2023 at IIT Delhi.

  • 01.02.2023 Launch of WhatsApp Chatbot ‘Bal Mitra’
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    *WhatsApp Chatbot ‘Bal Mitra’* was launched by Mr. Manish Sisodia, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi. It can be accessed by sending a WhatsApp message on DCPCR Helpline No. 9311551393*.
    Chatbot is an effort to make the governance more effective for children by enabling two-way communication between people and the Commission. Children, parents and concerned citizens can interact with the Commission in a quicker and more efficient manner. Chatbot’s features include complaint registration, tracking complaint status, and seeking information on various child rights-related issues such as admission, health and nutrition etc.

  • 12.01.2023 Child Rights Fellowship invites applications for its third cohort, batch to commence from April 2023
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    The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) and Ashoka University have opened applications for the third cohort of the Child Rights Fellowship (CRF).
    The Fellowship provides a platform to young professionals to work on child rights reforms, policy implementation and government stakeholder engagement. The Fellows get an opportunity to innovate interventions, leverage data to strengthen child welfare initiatives and drive sustainable impact.

  • 27.10.2022 6 months in, DCPCR’s intervention supports 33,000+ chronically absent school children to resume their formal education
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    Deepti (name changed), a class 10th student enrolled in a Delhi government school, was absent for almost one month. Since her school did not have any prior information about her absence, it became a matter of urgent concern.
    Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), Govt. of NCT of Delhi immediately reached out to Deepti's family and found out that she had to undergo a high-risk surgery involving the removal of a breast cyst. However, the surgery was delayed because she needed a blood transfusion, and her family could not find a suitable donor. Deepti's life was at risk, and her family was in distress.

  • 26.08.2022 DCPCR in collaboration with Feeding India by Zomato has launched an “Ed-Tech Intervention - an Educate India Initiative” for children in Delhi’s Child Care Institutions”
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    The Commission, currently running the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) program for 1,000+ children across 60+ Child Care Institutions (CCIs), is now expanding these children’s learning horizon by bringing in an Ed-Tech intervention for children in the age group of 10-18 years, residing in government-funded and government-run CCIs.

  • 06.08.2022 Release of the Second Issue of the DCPCR’s Journal “Children First- Journal on Children’s Lives”
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    After the massive success of the first issue of DCPCR’s journal “Children First Journal on Children’s Lives”, the Second Issue was released by Hon’ble Justice B.V. Nagarathna, Supreme Court of India and Guest of Honour Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia on Saturday, August 6, at a Delhi Govt School.
    The second issue of the journal expands its focus on varied issues of children and their rights, under the impact of COVID-19. The theme of the second issue is “Disrupted Childhood, Disrupted Education”.