To create awareness about child rights, UNICEF along with Anwesha, an NGO will bring out educational comic books. With stories and illustrations, six books will be made on the issues of child labour and abuse. Both the organizations recently hosted a three-day workshop to finalize the topics.
The topics that will be covered in the comics for child rights are –
- Child labour
- Child trafficking
- Sexual abuse of children
- Violence-affected children
- Gender discrimination
- Parental care of children
UNICEF and Anwesha will host another workshop before October, when the books are due. The books will be in Assamese and will also be translated into other languages if there is a demand for the same.
The books will be published keeping in view the rights of children under United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child and the circumstances in Assam.