The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights organised a one day state level workshop for Gaon Panchayat Secretaries, Lat Mandals and Gaon Pradhans on Child Marraige, Child Trafficking and Cyber Crime at NEDFi House Guwahati on 26th April 2023.
The workshop was participated by Panchayat Secretaries, Gaon Pradhans and Lat Mandals of BTR districts of Udalguri, Baksa, Chirang, Dhubri and Dhemaji.
Phanindra Bujar Baruah, Member welcomed all the participants and shared a brief about the functions and powers of ASCPCR as well as a background of child rights. To protect and promote child rights, the stakeholders must work in collaboration because unlike adults children cannot protest when their rights are violated.
It was followed by a documentary screening on child trafficking- Slaughtered Dreams, directed by Angshu M. Kotoky and produced by Dr. Sunita Changkakati.
Social Activist Surendra Tadkhelkar spoke briefly about how the village Panchayats can form the backbone of a child friendly village.
Focused on the issues of child marriage, child trafficking and cyber safety, Dr. Sunita Changkakati, Chairperson ASCPCR, Members Dr. Pilu Hazarika, Dr. Rupa Hazarika and Ajoy Kumar Dutta along with Inspector Bijoya Das on behalf of Assam Police shared their valuable inputs with the participants for wider dissemination of information about promotion and protection of child rights by developing a stronger multi stakeholder approach.