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About the Programme
The advocacy programme at Udayan Care gives a powerful voice to children, youth and weaker sections of society, ensuring that their wishes and views are acted upon by the legal system. We speak up for them, campaign for their cause, safeguard their interests and represent their wishes and views in front of decision-makers.
At Udayan Care, we not only acts as a service provider but also as an active advocate, working with government and other non-governmental agencies, promoting policy reform measures and standards of care in Alternative care.
Our advocacy work is focused on ensuring and enhancing the rights of children in alternative care. We campaign to ensure that all out-of-home care children are safe and protected. We believe that it is crucial to uphold their right to equality, survival, quality education, nutrition, health, opportunities and earning a livelihood.
The organization is actively creating awareness by holding regular conferences, consultations, seminars and workshops. We also put forth resources, research papers and publications, making them readily available for future reference. Our advocacy programme is involved with a number of ongoing, completed and forthcoming material such as ICEB, posters, booklets, FAQs, fact sheets, working papers, points of view and strategy documents. We also conduct trainings and seminars to shed light on matters of concern.
Together, we can bring about compelling changes that keep children in the centre of affairs, keeping in mind their best interest always.
Campaigning for the rights of children without parental care
A lot of our advocacy efforts are centered on ensuring and enhancing rights of children without parental care (CWPC). Our advocacy is concentrated on 31 million orphans and vulnerable children in India. These children are deeply impacted by the quality of ‘Alternative Care’ they receive. We work to ensure that all CWPC are cared for and protected, and that their rights are upheld and secured.
Udayan Care believes that advocacy is a tool that enables civil society members and organisations to take responsibility and improve the situation of vulnerable sections of society. Consistent efforts on this front have brought on board committed Mentor Parents, education professionals, volunteers, corporate fraternity, medical experts and schools, who enthusiastically give their time and skills.
We are convinced that the participation of children in decisions that impact their lives and accounting for their opinion and desires is important.