GOACAN to observe Children's Civic Rights Week

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Panaji, Nov 12: The Goa Civic and Consumer Action Network (GOACAN) will observe Children's Civic and Consumer Rights Week from November 14, with a view to bringing about awareness on the civic and consumer rights of children (CCRC) at the village to the state level.

The week, commencing from the Children's Day, will end on the United Nations Child Rights Day. The NGO will network with the village-based consumer forums to promote awareness and provide them information on the CCRC in the local area.

GOACAN will highlight the salient features of the Consumer Protection Act 1986 and the Goa Children's Act 2003, the importance of the village child committees and the role of the community in promotion and protection of the CCRC.

During the enent, GOACAN will also write to various high schools encouraging them to set up Consumer Welfare Clubs in their educational institutions for promoting awareness among children on their civic and consumer rights.

Consumer forum volunteers will organise phone-ins and visits to various departments, government offices and non-government organisations to enquire about various facilities available and procedures to be followed to achieve the objective.

The consumer activists will also publicise the postal address, telephone and fax numbers and email IDs of various authorities concerned such as Department for Women&Child Development, Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), Goa State Commission for Children, Children's Welfare Committee (CWC) and the Education Department.


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