We are the change

Syeda Rumana Mehdi According to UNICEF, 22000 children die of poverty everyday. They die unnoticed in some of the poorest villages, far from the sight of this selfish world. According to SOS, 153 million children worldwide have lost either one or both parents and over 1 billion children live in areas of armed conflict. Have […]

Corporal Punishment And Bullying

Sujay Sarkar Corporal punishment of school students for misbehavior has been outlawed in many countries. It involves striking the student on the buttock or the palm of the hand in a premeditated ceremony with an implement specially kept for the purpose such as a rattan cane or spanking paddle or with the open hand especially […]

Please Stop Child Trafficking, We Want to Live in Peace

                     Thangjam Uttami Class-X, Little flower School , Khurai Thangjam Leikai, Imphal East, Manipur.  One fine morning as i got up i came across a newspaper on the doorstep, oh my god! I open my mouth gasping, headline on child trafficking, so scary! The situation is so tense and we […]

Child Trafficking

Sujay Sarkar       Child Trafficking according to Unicef is defined as “any person under 18 years who is recruited, transported, transferred, harbored or received for the purpose of exploitation either within or outside a country. According to UNCHR (Feb.200 ) – trafficking refers to the recruitment, transportation, purchase, sale, transfer , harboring or receipt of […]

Child Marriage

Sujay Sarkar     As per definition the term “ Child Marriage ” is used to describe a legal or customary union between two people of whom one or both spouse are below the age of 18.While boys can be subjected to child marriage, the practice affects girls in greater numbers and with grave consequences. Child […]

Tracking Child Labour

Sujay Sarkar As per definition, Child Labor refers to “The employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful “. According to the International Labor Organization;ILO ( C 138 ) OF 1973, “Child labor refers […]

Be an architect!

Syeda Rumana Mehdi, Coordinator, The Peace Gong The phoenix in me, Is awake, Ready to rise, From the desolate, Ashes of its past. I’m ready, With a paintbrush, In my hand, To paint the painting, Of my life, Afresh, On a new canvas, Let the Sun rise, Its rosy hue, Washing away, All our sorrows, […]

Newspaper: December 2014

December 2014

Let us teach children around us to wash hands using soap. This simple act can act as a deterrent to a number of serious diseases.  Always remember, success is achieved by taking baby steps, one at a time. The Peace Gong raises the issue of child’s health in the hope that someday, these write-ups will […]

Newspaper: October 2014

October 2014

They murder us. They kill us. They rape us. They abuse us. They do everything to wipe us out. Yet we stand. We are like nails; each blow makes us stronger. We are fortunate to have what they don’t have: the path to information and knowledge…                     […]

Newspaper: May 2014

May 2014

We children of the world should come together in one VOICE that we have to protect our PLANET and all our actions should be based on NON-VIOLENCE. We will have to motivate adults to follow the same. Read the DIALOGUE between children of India and Morocco on Children as Trustees of Planet Earth…                      […]