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ChildLine Barmer Annual report 2013 - 14

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In spite of 21st century, India is still facing cultural differences, religious revival, globalization, environmental hazards, gender inequality, increased poverty and technological backwardness. These problems are continuously haunting the lives of the people and consequently keeping most of our brethren at the threshold of being less privileged and marginalized. Considering various issues and problems are faced by Children today; malnutrition, discrimination in education , high dropout rate, low skills, less participation in decision making, Child abuse, child labor, Child distress and others, organizations are positioning its feet forward to include ‘Child rights’ in its planning and implementation process. In concern with the same, All the Five organizations have implemented CHILDLINE project, which was of finished one year to conceptualize Rights of child through 1098 free phone Service. Through this project, it was intended to enhance the children rights and Social Status of the child especially in the community. CHILDLINE Barmer started on 2011. Since its inception, CHILDLINE Barmer has played a very remarkable role in every aspect, where it responds to every child who dials 1098 and provides Emergency assistance through intervention and long-term follow up. A National, 24 Hour Emergency outreach service, CHILDLINE is a free phone helpline for children in need of care and protection. The CHILDLINE NUMBER 1098 is a toll free number that is common in all the cities of India. Initially started in Mumbai in June 1996, and currently it has been initiated to 195 Cities, across India. CHILDLINE focuses on the most marginalized children in the cities/districts.
Street children, children in domestic work, children who have been abused, child victims of the flesh trade, differently able children, child addicts, children in conflict with the law, children in institutions, mentally ill children, and children affected by HIV/AIDS, children whose families are in crises etc.
CHILDLINE aims at providing emergency assistance to the needs of these children, and then link them to long term services. CHILDLINE also aims at strengthening the child protection systems in the city by sensitizing the allied systems on child rights and placing children on their agenda. In every city, CHILDLINE aims at voicing the concerns and issues of children to policy makers and thus advocate services for children.

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ChildLine Barmer Annual report 2013 - 14

  1. 1. CHI 2014 ANNUAL REPORT CHILDLINE, BARMER P repared by: Dhara Sansthan H ouse # 245, Shri Krishna Nagar, Rai Colony, Near Vishwakarma Circle Barmer - 344001.Tele: +91 2982 221556, 223570, 223384
  2. 2. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 INTRODUCTION In spite of 21st century, India is still facing cultural differences, religious revival, globalization, environmental hazards, gender inequality, increased poverty and technological backwardness. These problems are continuously haunting the lives of the people and consequently keeping most of our brethren at the threshold of being less privileged and marginalized. Considering various issues and problems are faced by Children today; malnutrition, discrimination in education , high dropout rate, low skills, less participation in decision making, Child abuse, child labor, Child distress and others, organizations are positioning its feet forward to include ‘Child rights’ in its planning and implementation process. In concern with the same, All the Five organizations have implemented CHILDLINE project, which was of finished one year to conceptualize Rights of child through 1098 free phone Service. Through this project, it was intended to enhance the children rights and Social Status of the child especially in the community. ABOUT THE PROJECT CHILDLINE Barmer started on 2011. Since its inception, CHILDLINE Barmer has played a very remarkable role in every aspect, where it responds to every child who dials 1098 and provides Emergency assistance through intervention and long-term follow up. A National, 24 Hour Emergency outreach service, CHILDLINE is a free phone helpline for children in need of care and protection. The CHILDLINE NUMBER 1098 is a toll free number that is common in all the cities of India. Initially started in Mumbai in June 1996, and currently it has been initiated to 195 Cities, across India. CHILDLINE focuses on the most marginalized children in the cities/districts. Street children, children in domestic work, children who have been abused, child victims of the flesh trade, differently able children, child addicts, children in conflict with the law, children in institutions, mentally ill children, and children affected by HIV/AIDS, children whose families are in crises etc. CHILDLINE aims at providing emergency assistance to the needs of these children, and then link them to long term services. CHILDLINE also aims at strengthening the child protection systems in the city by sensitizing the allied systems on child rights and placing children on their agenda. In every city, CHILDLINE aims at 2
  3. 3. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 voicing the concerns and issues of children to policy makers and thus advocate services for children. Our Mission  Catalyze systems through active advocacy  Collaborate through integrated efforts between children, the state, civil society, corporate organizations and community  Connect through technology to reach the ‘last mile’  Communicate to make child protection everybody's business Our Vision “A child-friendly nation that guarantees the rights and protection of all children” WORK AREA On the basis of above need, 8 blocks have been selected for the CHILDLINE Project, in which one Nodal Organization, one Collaborative organization and three different Sub centre Organizations are serving CHILDLINE services to the community. Organization Name Block/ Area No. of Staffs 3
  4. 4. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 DHARA SANSTHAN BARMER District Nine GVS Dhorimanna, Sindhari Five Barmer District Overview An official Census 2011 detail of Barmer, a district of Rajasthan has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Rajasthan. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Barmer District of Rajasthan. Barmer District Population 2011 In 2011, Barmer had population of 2,603,751 of which male and female were 1,369,022 and 1,234,729 respectively. In 2001 census, Barmer had a population of 1,964,835 of which males were 1,038,247 and remaining 926,588 were females. Barmer District population constituted 3.80 percent of total Maharashtra population. In 2001 census, this figure for Barmer District was at 3.48 percent of Maharashtra population. Barmer District Population Growth Rate There was change of 32.52 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Barmer District recorded increase of 35.06 percent to its population compared to 1991. Barmer District Density 2011 The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that density of Barmer district for 2011 is 92 people per sq. km. In 2001, Barmer district density was at 69 people per sq. km. Barmer district administers 28,387 square kilometers of areas. 4
  5. 5. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Barmer Literacy Rate 2011 Average literacy rate of Barmer in 2011 were 56.53 compared to 58.99 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 70.86 and 40.63 respectively. For 2001 census, same figures stood at 72.76 and 43.45 in Barmer District. Total literate in Barmer District were 1,188,322 of which male and female were 783,461 and 404,861 respectively. In 2001, Barmer District had 902,027 in its district. Barmer Sex Ratio 2011 With regards to Sex Ratio in Barmer, it stood at 902 per 1000 male compared to 2001 census figure of 892. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In 2011 census, child sex ratio is 904 girls per 1000 boys compared to figure of 919 girls per 1000 boys of 2001 census data. Barmer Child Population 2011 In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected for all districts including Barmer. There were total 501,522 children under age of 0-6 against 435,835 of 2001 census. Of total 501,522 male and female were 263,356 and 238,166 respectively. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 904 compared to 919 of census 2001. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 19.26 percent of Barmer District compared to 22.18 percent of 2001. There was net change of -2.92 percent in this compared to previous census of India. 5
  6. 6. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Description 2011 2001 Actual Population 2,603,751 1,964,835 Male 1,369,022 1,038,247 Female 1,234,729 926,588 Population Growth 32.52% 35.06% Area Sq. Km 28,387 28,387 Density/km2 92 69 Proportion to Rajasthan Population 3.80% 3.48% Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 902 892 Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 904 919 Average Literacy 56.53 58.99 Male Literacy 70.86 72.76 Female Literacy 40.63 43.45 Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 501,522 435,835 Male Population (0-6 Age) 263,356 227,141 Female Population (0-6 Age) 238,166 208,694 Literates 1,188,322 902,027 Male Literates 783,461 590,123 Female Literates 404,861 311,904 Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 19.26% 22.18% Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 19.24% 21.88% Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 19.29% 22.52% 6
  7. 7. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Description Rural Urban Population (%) 93.02 % 6.98 % Total Population 2,421,914 181,837 Male Population 1,273,249 95,773 Female Population 1,148,665 86,064 Sex Ratio 902 899 Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 905 896 Child Population (0-6) 475,218 26,304 Male Child(0-6) 249,480 13,876 Female Child(0-6) 225,738 12,428 Child Percentage (0-6) 19.62 % 14.47 % Male Child Percentage 19.59 % 14.49 % Female Child Percentage 19.65 % 14.44 % Literates 1,066,665 121,657 Male Literates 710,875 72,586 Female Literates 355,790 49,071 Average Literacy 54.79 % 78.22 % Male Literacy 69.44 % 88.63 % Female Literacy 38.55 % 66.64 % 7
  8. 8. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Barmer District Urban Population 2011 Out of the total Barmer population for 2011 census, 6.98 percent lives in urban regions of district. In total 181,837 people lives in urban areas of which males are 95,773 and females are 86,064. Sex Ratio in urban region of Barmer district is 899 as per 2011 census data. Similarly child sex ratio in Barmer district was 896 in 2011 census. Child population (0-6) in urban region was 26,304 of which males and females were 13,876 and 12,428. This child population figure of Barmer district is 14.49 % of total urban population. Average literacy rate in Barmer district as per census 2011 is 78.22 % of which males and females are 88.63 % and 66.64 % literates respectively. In actual number 121,657 people are literate in urban region of which males and females are 72,586 and 49,071 respectively. Barmer District Rural Population 2011 As per 2011 census, 93.02 % population of Barmer districts lives in rural areas of villages. The total Barmer district population living in rural areas is 2,421,914 of which males and females are 1,273,249 and 1,148,665 respectively. In rural areas of Barmer district, sex ratio is 902 females per 1000 males. If child sex ratio data of Barmer district is considered, figure is 905 girls per 1000 boys. Child population in the age 0-6 is 475,218 in rural areas of which males were 249,480 and females were 225,738. The child population comprises 19.59 % of total rural population of Barmer district. Literacy rate in rural areas of Barmer district is 54.79 % as per census data 2011. Gender wise, male and female literacy stood at 69.44 and 38.55 percent respectively. In total, 1,066,665 people were literate of which males and females were 710,875 and 355,790 respectively. All details regarding Barmer District have been processed by us after receiving from Govt. of India. We are not responsible for errors to population census details of Barmer District. 8
  9. 9. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 CHILDLINE BARMER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS: DOSTI WEEK - CHILDLINE BARMER 14 November 2013 A meeting was called in the office of ICDS. The main Participants were Members of ICDS and Childline Barmer. Childline Barmer gave information regarding Childline to the ICDS Members and 25 forms of Dosti Week filled. Members of ICDS promised that they will call the Childline no. 1098, whenever they find any helpless child. 15 November 2013 Dosti Week was been organized in the premises of Govt. Upper Primary School, Gandhi Chowk, Barmer. Whole School staff (including the Teachers and Student) had participated and the Childline team gave all information to the School staff. School students tied Childline band on the teacher’s hand. 9
  10. 10. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Also 27 forms of Childline week were filled. During this occasion all the participants promised that whenever they see any helpless child would call at 1098. 16 November 2013 Dosti Week was organized in the premises of Govt. Upper Primary School Railway Colony, Barmer. Whole School staff (including the Teachers and Student) had participated and the Childline team gave all information regarding CHILDLINE to all the participants. School students tied Childline band to the teachers. A Painting competition was organized for the students of Class VI, VII & VIII, the topic was “Child Labor and Torture of Child “. The competition was organized class wise in which Miss Lalita Kumari (Class VI), Mr. Vinod Kumar (Class VII) and Miss Sadhna Kumari (Class VIII) came first and prize was distributed to each of them for encouragement. Also 40 forms of 10
  11. 11. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Childline week were filled. During this occasion all participants promised that whenever they see any helpless child will call at 1098. 17 November 2013 Dosti Week was organized in the backward locality. The CHILDLINE team reached Beriwala Tala (Ravatsar) where CHILDLINE staff gave information on CHILDLINE. CHILDLINE team visited 15 Villages and provided information on CHILDLINE. 11 18 November 2013 Dosti Week was organized in the Slum area where the main participants were Jogi, Garareya Lohar and waste picker kids. The CHILDLINE team provided information about 1098 to the participants and their parents. 19 November 2013 A rally was organized for popularizing CHILDLINE; the rally went through every part of Barmer city with Childline slogans. During this children tied Childline Dosti Band to their friends and provided the information about 1098.
  12. 12. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 20 November 2013 Dosti Week was organized in the premises of Govt. Upper Primary School Meghwalo Ki Basti, Mahavir Nagar in Barmer. Every School staff (including the Teachers and Student) had participated and the Childline team gave information regarding CHILDLINE to them. School students tied Childline band to the teachers. Then a Painting competition was organized for the student of Class VI, VII & VIII, 12 the topic was “Child Labor “. This competition organized class wise in which Miss. Ravina Kumari came first (Class VII), Mr. Hitesh Kumar came second (Class VI), and Miss Kamla Kumari (Class VIII) came third. Also 25 forms of Childline week were filled. During this occasion all participants promised that whenever they see any helpless child will call at 1098. CHILD LINE Open House Awareness Program in Rawatsar (Madpura) & Chawa: An awareness program regarding various issues regarding children was conducted in the village of Madpura. The children are subjected to various exploitations and abuse. Mr. Jamal Khan and Mr. Sonaram addressed the community and explained various child right issues.
  13. 13. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Mr. Jamal also used the medium of folk song performances through which he imparted the messages of child rights and awareness and 13 information regarding Child Line. He made the community aware regarding the functions and services provided by Child Line and also made them aware regarding the toll free number 1098 which is active for 24 hours every day. He advised the community to inform Child Line through that number in case they witness any child related offences of exploitation (Child marriage, Abuse, Child Labor, etc). Mr. Sonaram, Coordinator, Child Line, Barmer, addressed the community and gave valuable information regarding the helpline of Child Line (1098) which is available and active for 24 hours every day. He provided information regarding various rights of a child provided by the Govt. for their welfare and safety. An awareness program regarding various issues regarding children was conducted in the village of Chawa. The children are subjected to various exploitations and abuse.
  14. 14. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 The program was started by Mr. Saroop Khan, local folk artist 14 associated with Dhara Sansthan, as the community was addressed. He introduced the villagers regarding the program. He explained the various types of exploitation and crimes that a child could face in the society. He also used the medium of folk song performances through which he imparted the messages of child rights and awareness and information regarding Child Line. Mr. Sonaram, Coordinator, Child Line, Barmer, addressed the community and gave valuable information regarding the helpline of Child Line (1098) which is available and active for 24 hours every day. He provided information regarding various rights of a child provided by the Govt. for their welfare and safety. Details of issue-based trainings organised for the CHILDLINE team (monthly): Date Issue Resource person No. of participants 15/04/2013 CHILD Marriage Mr. Mahesh Panpalia & Mr. Sonaram 11 22/07/2013 CHILDLINE functioning Mr. Mahesh Panpalia & Mr. Sonaram 9 30/10/2013 CHILD LABOUR Mr. Suman Talukdar(CIL) & Mr. Sonaram 10 10/1/2014 CHILD Marriage Ms. Mamta Rathi(Advocate) & Mr. Sonaram 15 5/3/2014 Child Trafficking Dr. Uma Bihari Dwivedi (CIL) & Mr. Sonaram 13
  15. 15. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 Call statistics in the following format for the previous year: Types of calls Apr. MAY JUNE JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR. Total I. Interventions - - - - - - - - - - - - Medical help 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 5 18 Shelter 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 Repatriation 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 5 4 19 Rescue 1 13 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 3 - 1 28 Death-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 - - 1 Sponsorship 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 - - 4 - 13 II. Missing children - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 Child lost 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 - - - - 3 Parents asking help 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 - - - - 5 III. Emotional support and Guidance 15 0 1 3 2 2 2 0 0 7 3 2 3 25 IV. Information - - - - - - 0 - 0 - - - 0 Info & referrals to services - - - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0 Information about CHILDLINE & - - 3 3 - - 0 0 - - - - 6 volunteers V. Unclassi fied - 1 - - - - 0 0 - - - - 1 39VI. Others - - - - - - 0 0 - 11 - - 11 Did not Find (DNF)/did not - 1 - - 2 - 3 0 1 1 - - 8 respond Crank/ fun/ abusive 2 4 2 - - 5 0 2 - - 4 6 25 Chat calls - - - - - 3 2 4 5 5 - - 19 Wrong - - 3 5 1 - 0 - - - - - 9 Silent - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 Blank 2 3 1 2 2 5 0 3 18 Follow up calls 3 - - - - - 0 6 - - - - 9 Phone-testing calls - - 4 5 - - 0 - - - - - 9 Administrative 6 6 5 4 4 2 1 4 3 6 5 7 53 Personal - - - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0 Vaccination 5 8 4 7 5 6 9 21 16 10 19 13 123 Total 23 48 29 35 19 25 15 43 37 45 46 39 404 CHILDLINE OUTREACH: Outreach for CHILDLINE is an everyday feature. Members of the CHILDLINE team go out to the villages and street to create awareness about CHILDLINE. This direct method of reaching out to children is the strongest method of getting the
  16. 16. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 CHILDLINE message through, especially to children. Key innovative approaches by CHILDLINE Barmer: 1. Survey on slum dwelling children and planning for their betterment through various resource organizations. 2. Promotion of CHILDLINE and its services in all the ICDS centers throughout Barmer. 3. Awareness generation through use of traditional folk songs and instruments for the purpose of better impact. 4. Filming of educational documentaries in schools regarding child rights issues for the purpose of awareness generation. 5. Setting up of hoardings and banners in key areas around the city for better visibility and propaganda regarding CHILDLINE to the common public. Visioning and Advocacy  Interaction to link with allied system Superintendent of Police, Social Justice & Empowerment Department, Health Department, Child welfare committee, Juvenile Justice Board, Print & E – Media persons, Public Relation officer, Non Government organizations, Schools/AWC / PRIs , other community local leaders and GRP / RPF.  Personal Contact with Social Justice Department & Police Department. LEARNINGS  Orientation on basics of projects, documentation and strategies to be adopted, helped project staff in systemize implementation. 16
  17. 17. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014  Hiring external resource person were good practice in conducting Open House programs which helped participants in having complete idea about child rights.  Community interactions through CBOs like Self Help Groups and Children Groups were the key helping factors in enhancing credibility as they have skill to disseminate information within the village.  Liasioning with different grass root organizations was good strategies as they worked in different village, through which we could reach up to unit of village i.e. community.  Mainstreaming Child Line interventions with other programs of organization are effective strategy, through which personals can reach up to maximum number of population in minimum time. CHALLENGES FACED  Orientation about the whole program was quite late, due to which project staff faced problem in understanding activities and their process of implementation.  There was delay in connecting CCC with other networks because of that partners faced problems in implementing the project interventions effectively.  There are a few problems in resolving Child abuse cases like follow up and practice appropriate legal actions by concerned departments against the particulars. CHILDLINE Barmer Case Studies: CASE 1: Information regarding the case: On 13th December, 2013 a caller informed after calling 1098 that a mentally ill woman on the footpaths of Rashtriya Rajmarg 112 was with her new born infant and they require immediate medical treatment. 17
  18. 18. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 As soon as the news was sent from Mumbai Child line to Barmer Child line, the Child line Barmer team had sent 108 ambulance facilities to receive the mother and child and provided them with medical treatment after admitting them in a hospital. As it was winter and the woman and the child did not have any winter clothing, the child line Barmer team provided the woman and child with required winter garments. The woman’s resident or previous whereabouts could not be discovered as she 18 was not in a mentally fit state of mind. The mother and child were admitted in the hospital for 3 days after which the hospital authorities declared that both mother and child are now medically fit and ready to be discharged. Since the woman was not in a mentally fit condition and with no place to stay that too with an infant child, the case was left at the hands of Bal Kalyan Samiti/ Child Development Center. The Bal Kalyan Samiti decided to send the mother and child to the institute for the mentally challenged for better care, treatment and rehabilitation of both mother and child. CASE 2: A caller informed ChildLine that a boy was found in Barmer. His name was Omprakash, 15yrs of ageand resided in Samdari, near Gurukul Ashram. The child studied in std. 10. The caller asked for ChildLine’s help in restoring the child to his parents. On the very same day, ChildLine Barmer intervened into the matter. The Samdari police station was contacted and detailed information regarding the child was given. The child’s father’s mobile contact number was taken from the child and was contacted. The father’s name was Mr. Ganesharam. After taking
  19. 19. CHILDLINE BARMER ANNUAL REPORT 2014 detailed information from the father, ChildLine Barmer asked him to visit the ChildLine office at Barmer with necessary documents and claim the child. At 5PM the child’s father reached the Barmer ChildLine office and after taking required and important information, the news was forwarded to the Nayar ChildLine, Mumbai. At 6:15PM, the father was sent to Mumbai to the Nair ChildLine office to claim the child and to follow some formalities. On 4/8/2013, The Nayar ChildLine referred to the CWC along with the child and his father. The CWC allowed the child to be united with his father. On 5th August, 2013, Omprakash reached Barmer with his father and met the ChildLine Barmer team. After making sure that the child is in good conditions the case was terminated on 5th August, 2013. CASE 3: A caller named Mr. Vikram Kumawat informed ChildLine that a 6yr old child named Durga resides in Indira Colony, Barmer. She has lost her father long back and is supported only by her mother, Pavan Kanwar. The girl child studies in New Kindergarten Public School, Barmer. He asked ChildLine to help the child in any means. On 3rd May 2013, ChildLine Barmer team member Suresh Kumar made a visit to the girl child’s residence and gathered detailed information of their situation and financial status. Later he paid a visit to the child’s school and made detailed enquiry regarding the child. On 22nd May, 2013, the form for the Palanhar Yojana was collected and filled and was submitted to the department of Social Development. Presently, the child (Beneficiary) is getting Rs.1000 per month for her maintenance and the economic condition of the household saw some improvement. The girl child can now easily continue with her studies. The case was closed on 22nd May, 2013. 19
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