Child Rights in India

Challenges and Social Action

  • Geeta Chopra

About this book


The book is a comprehensive compendium on child rights in India from a child development perspective. It discusses the challenges that Indian children face for survival, development, and education, especially if they are marginalized through disability, lack of care, and poverty. The major issues expounded by the author in relation to rights are infant and child survival, early child development, street and working children, children in conflict with law, children with disabilities, child trafficking, and child sexual abuse. The author goes further to delve into the causes, among which are high population, poverty, migration, illiteracy, poor legislation and deep-rooted social norms and behaviour. The book presents the existing policy and legal framework in India for each of these issues. The broad purpose of the book is to comprehensively discuss the roadblocks that the marginalized child in India faces, to understand the causes of these roadblocks, and to evaluate government and civil society action for children in India.


Child sexual abuse in India Child trafficking in India Children with disabilities in India Constitutional framework on early childhood Education of children with disabilities Integrated Child Protection Scheme Juvenile Justice Act, India Juvenile justice system in India Major legislations and policies for children in India NGO efforts in enriching early childhood in India NGO interventions in child trafficking National Policy on Child Labour, India Orphaned children and adoption in India Policies for children in India Rajiv Gandhi Creche Scheme Status of children in India Street children and working children in India

Authors and affiliations

  • Geeta Chopra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Childhood StudiesInstitute of Home Economics, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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