HAQ: Centre For Child Rights

Unverified non-profit organisation

HAQ: Centre For Child Rights is a non-governmental organization which works towards the recognition, promotion and protection of rights of all children. It aims to look at the child in an integrated manner within the framework of the Constitution of India, and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, which India ratified in 1992, and contributes to the building of an environment where every child’s rights are recognized and promoted without discrimination.

HAQ believes that the State is the primary duty bearer in the realization of the rights of all children. Children’s rights must therefore become an integral component of good governance.

HAQ recognises that children are vulnerable to neglect, violence, abuse and exploitation. Those children who have come in conflict with law are also most often those who have been neglected by society. All children need to grow up in a protective environment. Therefore, the twin pillars of HAQ’s work are Children and Governance and Child Protection.

To carry forward its mandate, HAQ undertakes research and documentation. It is actively engaged in public education and advocacy on children’s rights. It also seeks to serve as a resource and support base for individuals and groups dealing with children at every level. It not only provides information and referral service but also training and capacity building of all those working with children or on issues concerning them, and the children themselves.



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About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: India

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Education and training;...show all (5)

Business sectors

Community and social services; Education and training