A society that guarantees the right to survival, development, protection and participation to all children; and has institutional mechanisms to ensure that these rights are safeguarded.
Tourism conducted in a socially responsible manner – free of exploitative practices impacting children and women.
To prevent the abuse and exploitation of children by empowering children and mobilising all sectors – the government, the corporate sector, the voluntary sector and civil society – in this endeavour. To promote gender justice in all spheres of its activities.
- To empower children by making them aware of their rights and responsibilities, and providing them with information about how they can protect themselves from abuse.
- To safeguard the rights of the girl child and to foster a culture of mutual respect between the genders.
- To enhance child participation, creating 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 strengthen child protection mechanisms by providing psycho-social support to child victims of abuse and advocacy to make protocols and procedures more child friendly.
- Advocacy for the implementation of the Goa Children’s Act, which would help in reducing the vulnerability of children.
- To develop institutional mechanisms to safeguard the rights of children by actively interacting with government bodies.
- To improve the life chances of children by making health care, education and vocational training more accessible.
- To network with organisations at the regional, state, national and international level.
- To work on policy changes at the government level and to serve as a pressure group for the enactment and implementation of policies and laws that are in the best interests of children.
- Documenting and disseminating information on issues concerning children’s rights; developing a resource centre with printed and audio-visual material, as well as teaching aids that can be used by all those working with children.
- To strategise and develop future plans through ‘action research’.