Child Protections Internships and Fellowship
From the covid period we have seen a spike in cases of violation against children. This increase is reported both by micro studies and media reports and according to that Violations against children, particularly against girls such as child marriage, child labour, child trafficking, violence including sexual abuse have been on the rise. Due to all this children’s mental health has affected, creating panic, anxiety and fear among them. To bring all this issues in light Aagaz internship was launched with the support of Unicef. The internship was three month long.222 interns of 45 districts of state Madhya Pradesh worked under Aagaz internship to address the child rights to the general public and report the cases that are being identified while internship period . The internship ensured the opportunities and exposure to the interns and also Promoting and advancing the participation of adolescents and young people in contributing to child priorities in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Under this internship interns step in the field along with various unique innovations like Bharatnatyam & Contemporary dance form, Songs, Short Films, Poems, Street Plays, Wall Paintings, Gond Paintings, and Sculptures etc. This Internships has been planned for NSS, NGOs and other category youth who have an innovative idea.
Safe City Fellowships
The safety of children is a vivid topic today’s day today life. There has been a substantial increase in crime in children and crimes committed by children in Madhya Pradesh and Bhopal. With increasing urbanization, children's safety issues are also increasing. Child labour, child beggary, child trafficking, drug abuse by children, drug addiction in children, violation of the law of children, and there is still a large number of child marriage in Bhopal city. On this issue, related to the protection of children, "AWAAJ" has brought together the creative intervention of Bhopal youth "Safe City Youth Fellowship" – 2019. The duration of this fellowship is 3 months. In this fellowship, fellows have come up with different ideas like photography, poster making, painting, research, documentary, short film, skit drama, song singing, rapping etc.