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Status of Children

Status Reports are regular feature of HAQ. Every two years HAQ publishes its research on the situation of children of the country.

The situation of children is by far the most important indicator of the success and failure of government’s efforts at the realisation of children’s rights.

HAQ’s experience has shown that, apart from being an important tool for monitoring state performance, such reports can also play an important role for planning and policy formulation.

The report, when put together with the BfC documents, helps assess financial commitments of the government to child rights against the actual situation of children.

HAQ’s first status report on children was an overall reflection of what the situation of children was as India went into structural readjustment and adopted a new economic policy. The second report highlighted how unprotected the children in India were even as India moved into corporatisation.

The third report, Still Out of Focus: Status of India’s Children 2008, was released on 23 January 2009 at the Constitution Club by Dr. Shantha Sinha, Chairperson of the First National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member Planning Commission, Justice Madan B. Lokur, Chairperson, Monitoring Committee on Juvenile Justice appointed by the Delhi High Court, Child Rights Activist Swami Agnivesh, Shri Ravi Prakash Verma (MP) and Shri Sandeep Dikshit (MP).

Read and Download Status Reports:

Status of India's Children – 2008

Status of Children in India Inc – 2006

Children In Globalising India Challenging Our Conscience – 2002

Still Out of Focus Status of Indias Children 2008 Summary Report