Key Challenges for children in India
- Torrential rain during the monsoon season makes travel and outdoor activity difficult.
- Vulnerable to destructive flooding, droughts, and earthquakes
- India’s water is more polluted than any other major nation; 70% of fresh water is contaminated.
- Diarrheal diseases are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5.
- More than 75% of India’s population is exposed to air pollution levels four times higher than recommended by the World Health Organization.
How your support is helping children like Seema
Young women like Seema, 14, are joining together to challenge harmful gender norms, tackle unequal power relations, and create safer cities where girls are able to learn and thrive without fear.
“I got involved with Safer Cities program more than a year ago and have learned a lot about dealing with many of the challenges that I and other girls like me face with regard to safety on a daily basis. I have learned that suffering in silence only makes the suffering worse. I have learned to speak up and have seen that when girls come together they can be stronger and have a more powerful voice”, says Seema.