DEHAT’s spirit is United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We strive to make comprehensive children’s rights a reality, for the wellbeing of children today and for the future of Indian civil society.
Despite India’s promise to ensure certain rights for all children, huge challenges remain before the promises are realized. We firmly believe that sustainable development can only succeed when all children are assured of their survival, protection, and full participation in the development process. Through our work, we hope to move towards a world where children enjoy the full range of their rights and opportunities. Below is a summary of how DEHAT approaches this issue and how it is helping children in India and slowly achieving a child-friendly and youth-enabling society
All children have the right to life, and to living conditions, health care, nutrition, and shelter to protect that life.
All children have the right to the education, freedom, family, and social environment that will allow them to reach their fullest possible development.
Children must be protected against all forms of violence, child labor, trafficking, and exploitation. Victims have the right to rehabilitation that restores their health, self-respect, and dignity.
Children have the right to be active participants in their development, and to engage in decisions that affect their life and their future.