HAQ: Centre for Child Rights
Law, Civic and advocacy issues
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HAQ: Centre for Child Rights works through its two main programmes- Children and Governance and Child Protection. It works as a resource and support base providing information, referral service, legal aid, training and capacity building of all those working with children or on issues concerning them and the children themselves. While its advocacy and policy change work, impacts the life of all children in the country; through its direct work on support to child sexual abuse victims, counselling and legal aid, juvenile justice and child marriage interventions, it reaches over 250 children every year and about 1,000 community members in two states of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
As many as 236 children were provided counselling and another 127 were provided legal aid and assistance by HAQ's team of social workers, counsellors and lawyers. The current programme is confined to children in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. A football team of girls is in full swing in parts of Ajmer District in Rajasthan and is acting as a tool to empower girls and prevent their early marriage.