The International Community has struggled with and debated the “Rights of the Child” for more than ninety years. The first Declaration of the Rights of the Child was endorsed by the League of Nations in 1924, and called the World Child Welfare Charter. Over the years the Charter was expanded and on 20th November 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed and became effective less than one year later. Today only two countries have not ratified the Convention, namely the United States of America and Somalia. India ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in December 1992.
Shishur Sevay, as a model of non-institutional care for orphans, has looked into the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a framework in providing the care for our girls. We are simply complying with what 191 nations, including India, agreed are the basic entitlements of children, particularly those under the direct protection of the state.
Shishur Sevay prides itself on endearing to what are agreed upon right of children throughout the world as India is the signatory to this convention. We are simply providing for what India has determine the rights of all its children.
Article 2: The State Parties shall respect and ensure the rights set forth to each child without discrimination of any kind….