Rights in Goa (CRG) is dedicated to improving
the status of children in Goa. It creates awareness about
the rights of the child and is committed to protecting children
from sexual abuse and all forms of exploitation.
CRG started as a programme of Vikas Adhyayan Kendra (VAK), Mumbai, in 1996. On 10 February 2006, CRG was registered under the Societies’ Registration Act, 1860, (Registration No: 25/Goa/2006). It is also registered under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act and under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 (FCRA).
To empower children by making them aware of their rights and providing them with information about how they can protect themselves from abuse.
To enhance child participation and create platforms for children to express themselves.
To stop Goa from becoming a destination for child sex tourism.
To encourage the government and tourism service providers to accept and observe the child friendly tourism code.
To strengthen community initiatives to protect children by conducting targeted capacity-building programmes.
To provide psycho-social support to child victims of abuse
To make protocols and procedures more child friendly.
Advocacy for the implementation of the Goa Children’s Act, to reduce the vulnerability of children.