CRY – Child Rights and You announces the launch of Click Rights: for the Girl Child — a 40-day national citizen photo journalism campaign aimed at pictorially highlighting the issues faced by the girl child in accessing her right to education. The theme of the campaign is ‘Ichha – a Desire to Learn’, which represents the countless girls who are denied their rights and aspirations, particularly their desire to learn. The campaign kick started on August 28 with an online photography campaign, followed by an on-ground exhibition of short listed pictures in five cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai.

The Click Rights campaign is an opportunity for people to show their support for the rights of the girl child leading up to the International Day of the Girl, celebrated on October 11. CRY invites citizens from all walks of life to click photographs of girl children in their neighbourhood, around their work places and colleges and in and around the city at large who are not in school. The pictures can then be uploaded on to the campaign’s website http://www.cry.org/ichha until October 5. Selected photographs will be displayed at an on-ground exhibition in Bangalore on October 6 and 7.

Speaking about the campaign, Regina Thomas, Regional Director, CRY-South region, says, “ICCHA is part of Click Rights – CRY’s flagship initiative that aims to use photography to raise public awareness about the girl child. Engaging in this creative opportunity will help people understand the barriers to a girl child’s desire to learn. At CRY, we strongly believe in the ‘You’ of Child Rights and You. It is your proactive participation that will make this campaign a success and help bring a lasting change in the lives of girl children.”

CRY - Child Rights and You (formerly known as Child Relief and You) is an Indian NGO that believes in every child's right to a childhood — to live, learn, grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY and its partners are working with parents and communities to ensure lasting change in the lives of more than 20 lakh underprivileged children. For information, visit http://www.cry.org/ For information, contact CRY at 94440 63267.

CRY announces the launch of ‘Click Rights: For the Girl Child,’ a 40-day national citizen photo journalism campaign aimed at pictorially highlighting the issues faced by girl children in access to education

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