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HAQ provides training to law enforcement agents on a regular basis. The programme was initiated with the realisation that rarely are police personnel, particularly at the lower level, aware of the provisions under various laws pertaining to children. Both Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) and Children in Conflict with Law (CICL) suffer owing to this inadequacy. In particular the knowledge of police personnel about the Juvenile Justice Act 2000 (as amended in 2006) is pathetic, some not even having heard of it.
Lacking basic legal information and knowledge, their handling of child victims and children in conflict with law are far from satisfactory. Even less do they know of wider issues such as child trafficking or of child rights.
HAQ offers the opportunity to the law enforcement agencies to fill this lacuna. HAQ organises training programmes for police personnel, including Sub-Inspectors, Assistant Sub-Inspectors, Head Constables and Constables. The modules cover various aspects of the JJ Act, the persistence and implications of child trafficking and wider child rights issues. The results of these trainings have been encouraging — many who have undergone them have got back to us with queries as well as information.
Child Participation Workshops
HAQ works towards enabling children to participate effectively, engaging with them and facilitating their participation through activity based workshops, and other forums. Over the years it has become amply clear that children need to participate in discussions and decisions that concern them. All children anywhere in the world need to have information about their rights and responsibilities. Children can express their desires, feelings and apprehensions effectively through creative mediums such as drawings,paintings and photography.
With this in mind, HAQ initiated the process of Child Partcipation Workshops in 2000. Using creative art and participatory discussions as the medium, HAQ attempts in these workshops to:
Through a series of exercises children are taken from exploring the self as individuals and as members of their families and the community. These exercises have a proven therapeutic value as children begin to understand when individual needs translate into a right and recognise that rights are not without responsibilities.
|Child Trafficking in India Report, June 2016||Child Trafficking in India Handout||Sexual Offences Against Children: Sentencing Principles and Trends, June 2016|
|Comparative Analysis of Laws and Procedures dealing with Child Sexual Abuse in 4 Common Law Countries, November 2015||Prevention of Child Marriage: Impact on Girls 2016||Lost Childhood Caught in Armed Violence in Jharkhand|
|Report of the National Consultation on “Children & Governance: In the Context of Federalism and Devolution”||Report of the National Consultation on Prevention of Child Marriage||Upon a Beam of Light Helping Girls at Nirmal Chayya Find The Spark Within|
|Children and Their Rights in Mining Areas A Community Resource Guide||Strengthening Existing Systems for Prevention of Child Marriage||India Shadow Report|
|Budget for Children India- 2008 – 2009 to 2013 – 2014||Budget for Children in India 2008-09 to 2013-14: A Summary||Strengthening Existing Systems for Prevention of Child Marriage: A Handout on Our Work|
|International Colloquium on Juvenile Justice – A Report||The South Asian Report On the Child-friendliness of Governments||Budget for Children in Assam 2008-2009 to 2013-2014|
|Budget for Children in Andhra Pradesh 2007-2008 to 2011-2012||Budget for Children in Delhi 2008-2009 to 2012-2013||Budget for Children in West Bengal 2007-2008 to 2011-2012|
|बच्चों का व्यापार… चाहें तो रोक सकते हैं||Status of Children in India Inc.||Children In Globalising India Challenging Our Conscience|
|Children Bought and Sold We Can Stop It (In English)||बाल व्यापर के विरूद्ध संघर्ष एक प्रशिक्षण पुस्तिका||Budget for Children 1990-2000|
|Children and Governance International Colloquium Report 2011||India:Child Rights Index 2011||India’s Childhood in the 'Pits' A Report on the Impacts of Mining on Children in India|
|Twenty Years of CRC : A Balance Sheet Volume- III||Twenty Years of CRC : A Balance Sheet Volume- II||Twenty Years of CRC : A Balance Sheet Volume- I|
|Holding the State Accountable||Toolkit for Budget Analysis||Budget For Children in India 2004-05 to 2008-09|
|Kandhamals forgotten children||Ban on Employment of Children in Domestic Sector, Dhabas and Eateries National Social Audit||Budget for Children: A Summary Report|
|Status of India's Children – 2008||Children’s Right to Adequate Housing||Combat Child Trafficking A User’s Handbook|
|Child Trafficking in India||Brand India: No Equity for Children||HAQ's Budget for Children|
|Blind Alley Juvenile Justice in India||National Consultation on Non-National Children in India: Rights, Responses and Challenges||Child Labour in India A Situational Analysis By HAQ: Centre for Child Rights|
|Experiences in Engaging With Children in Developmental Processes||Every Right for Every Child-edited by Enakshi Ganguly Thukral||Handbook on The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006|
|Stop Child Trafficking A Handbook for Parliamentarians||Child Protection A Handbook for Teachers||Child Protection A Handbook for Panchayat Members|
|Why Should We Be Concerned With Children in Mining Areas? (In Hindi)||Why Should We Be Concerned With Children in Mining Areas? (In English)|