India is home to the largest number of children in the world with around 500 million under the age of 18. About 406 million people live below the national poverty line. India has the highest rate of child marriage in the world, where one in three girls become child brides. Indian children face serious threats to their standards of living, health, education, and access to justice, as well as the particular rights violations faced by children in street situations, refugee and asylum-seeking children, trafficked and adopted children, and those in forced child labour.
PRATYeK’s YASH (Steering Young Advocates for Social Harmony) project enables child-led advocacy to address child rights through formal Children’s Parliaments ensuring the voices of children are heard where decisions are being made about them.