HYDERABAD: “CRC is an agreement between 190 countries to work towards the growth of children, globally...progressive in its nature, it is a medium to monitor the role of parents and the state as well. The challenge is to make sure that child rights are disseminated in every corners in all possible ways,” says Ruth Leano, (Chief Field Office) a from UNICEF.
“Calling attention through capturing the childhood photographs is one way to spread awareness to those who must know the face of life and take action towards the same,” she added.
CRC guarantees a basket of 54 rights including four major areas – education, sanitation, child labor and health. Photographs on display revolves around the same basic issues, mostly captured from in and around the city.
“The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history,” says Prosun Sen, advocacy and communication specialist, UNICEF.
“It has changed the way children are viewed and treated. They are now seen as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of mere passive objects of care and charity. One such example can be the National Policy drafted in 2013 shows a clear difference in the change of the attitude towards children and their rights,” he added.
Amita Talwar, the founder of Art for Causes, says, “I have my heart in photography and filmmaking and I want to promote photographs as a form of art which is not much happening in Hyderabad. This attempt was a step to spread the awareness through an art form.”
Actor Rana Daggubati, who is also interested in photography, was also present to add to the event and spread the awareness for Child Rights. “Many better things have happened for children but there are still many marginalised pockets in terms of geography, caste and community and we are aiming to bring at par those sections and make sure no one is left out,” says Prosun taking an oath.