On shaky grounds.
A child stands amidst endless piles of rubble and decaying garbage lining an open gutter in Bangalore, India.
With over 400 million in strength, children constitute a substantial one-third of the Indian population. And yet, one of two children in India is subject to malnutrition, unhealthy living conditions and the possible lack of necessary child rights that guarantee survival, development, protection and participation. (Source)
The situation is stark and needs urgent addressing, through a powerful, sustained combination of media advocacy, raising public awareness and effective policy implementation.
Fortunately, independent institutions, governmental bodies, NGOs and individuals are raising their voice and joining hands, through organized and unorganized efforts to ensure that the future is brighter and safer. However, a strong, positive change is but inevitable - only, and only if we as a concerned civil society decide to get involved and act and participate.