"Delhi's street children vulnerable to exploitation"

By all accounts the Capital's street children are vulnerable to all forms of exploitation and abuse. And their daily lives are likely to be far removed from the childhood envisaged in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

As a result, these children suffer from sexually transmitted diseases, drug abuse and crime resulting in a deep sense of insecurity and emotional conflict. These findings are based on a recent survey conducted by Plan India in association with the Indian Alliance of Child Rights, Bal Sahyog, NGO forum and YWCA as part of registration of children living in difficult circumstances.

While Delhi's official report on registration of births and deaths suggests that it has 100 per cent registration, the worrisome fact is that it is home to a number of unregistered children of sex workers, unwed or under-age mothers, Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes and girl children.......Click for more


Source Web Page: The Hindu

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