Red Hand Day

Red Hand Day or International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers is observed on 12 February each year. It is an appeal to leaders across the world to withdraw their support for and recruitment of child soldiers who are dragged into conflicts.

Over the years, YUVA has taken part in Red Hand Day, discussing child rights and their protection. The children have been sensitised about the importance of education in their formative years and they have actively participated in discussions on how they can safeguard their rights.

In 2018, an attempt was made to reach out to the most marginalised areas in the community and educate children and youth there. We also roped in stakeholders of child care and protection, like the local MLA, police officials and Health post CDPO, and garnered their support in the movement.