On Saturday, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) unveiled the third issue of their journal, “Children First Journal on Children’s Lives,” with Justice Hima Kohli of the Supreme Court, Justice Madan Lokur of the Supreme Court of Fiji, and Chief of Education UNICEF India, Terry Durman, in attendance. The focus of this issue is on the challenges that have arisen during the pandemic period and their impact on the rights of young children.
The theme is “Moving On – The Pandemic & Beyond.” The journal includes contributions from various authors and NGOs, covering different aspects of children’s lives, such as psycho-social health, nutrition, and the impact of abuse. It also highlights the importance of early childhood education, life skills, and literature. The research covers submissions from twenty states across the country.
The journal also features eleven paintings and nine articles written by children from Assam to Maharashtra. Justice Hima Kohli appreciated the role of DCPCR in bringing children back to school and the active role played by the Supreme Court in rehabilitating children who lost their parents during the Covid pandemic.
The launch event included a panel discussion on “National Family Health Survey: Findings & Implications for Children,” with distinguished speakers from different fields. The audience was diverse and included sitting judicial officers, academics, think-tanks, NGOs, and individuals from legal backgrounds. The panel discussion was moderated by a student from Grade IV at Delhi Public School.