In this new version of the Samvidhan Live! Be a Jagrik journey, UNICEF priorities on Child Rights and adolescent participation have been incorporated. Each Fundamental Right under the Constitution of India has been correlated with a corresponding Child Right under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) allowing for a holistic understanding of the term ‘rights’ in the context of both citizens and individuals. The tasks are layered to encourage adolescents to be able to practice Articles 12 and 15 in the UNCRC, and pertinent issues like child marriage, child labour, health, education, nutrition and hygiene have been addressed.
The toolkit brings in a unique blend of the UNICEF Adolescent framework, The UNCRC, The Constitution of India and the Sustainable Development Goals enabling a nuanced understanding of one’s participation as an equal stakeholder in decisions that impact the self, community and the larger world.
In this partnership with UNICEF India to build empowering spaces for young people across 11 states (Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) in India, ComMutiny-The Youth Collective is committed to reaching out to 180,000 young people over the next two years.
To achieve this, the partnership has brought into its fold over 70 adolescent and youth centric organizations through a process of collectivization as a mechanism to enhance adolescent empowerment and leadership. Each state collective of 12 organizations will run the journey in their respective institutional and non-institutional settings through cohorts of 30-40 adolescents each over the next one year.