Ongoing

Sangwari Project - Dantewada, Chhattisgarh Sangwari

Project was launched in Aug 2014 and currently it is in it’s 2nd year. The project is currently being implemented in 25 villages of Dantewada block of Dantewada district. With regards to Child Protection, we can safely say that these 25 villages were untouched area. When the Sangwari Team initiated work here, even the idea of “group formation” was viewed with suspicion in these villages and ‘child protection’ was an alien concept.

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Critical Thinking

iThought believes that the circle of Critical Thinking, Independence of Thought and Action Based on Reasons has to be inculcated, praised and promoted in our children and youth, in their best interest and to curb various evils which have engulfed our social fabric and governance system. 

It is the view of Independent Thought that “Critical Thinking is about allowing every child to have a critical view of their surrounding; it is about having one’s own world view rather than living an imposed life. The environment should allow child to question anything and everything before having to accept. 

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Mannthan

Mannthan is a discussion, learning and sharing platform or a Think Tank which attempts to bring together like minded people working on issues of Law, Policy and Governance for Collective Realization of People’s Right with special emphasis on disadvantaged groups and weaker sections including children.

The Think Tank or Mannthan is an open forum where issue based discussions take place. Stakeholders involved in the critical discussions include representatives from NGOs, CBOs, Govt. Departments, Custodians of Juvenile Justice, Lawyers, Journalist, Activists and many others working Collectively for Rights Realization.

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Publications

Independent Thought Annual Law Digest - Protection of Children from Sexual Offences – POCSO (2012)

Independent Thought Annual Law Digest - Age of Criminal Responsibility (2013)

Independent Thought Annual Law Digest – Marital Rape within Prohibited Child Marriages (2014)

Schemes for Adolescent Boys and Girls in Uttar Pradesh State (ISBN – 978-81-9282-80-4-6)

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