Shantha Sinha

Shanta Sinha-profile

Shantha Sinha is a leading child rights activist and the founder-secretary of the MV Foundation. Previously, she headed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights as its first chairperson for two consecutive terms from 2007-2013. Shanta has also served as a Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad. She is a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2003 for community leadership and the Padma Shri in 1998 by the Government of India.


Articles by Shantha Sinha


Girls wearing a uniform walking in a line in a garden-adolescent girls COVID-19 education

June 10, 2021
COVID-19 has undone years of progress for adolescent girls
Schools serve a greater purpose for adolescent girls beyond just education. They provide an escape from social norms. COVID-19 has taken this away from them.
Empty swing_Needpix.com

October 21, 2020
A clarion call for child protection
The pandemic has left the most vulnerable children invisible.
children sitting in a line on steps-children

May 21, 2020
“We have failed our children today”
During the lockdown, there has been a fair amount of attention on adult migrant labour, but absolutely no debate, policy, or government directive on children.
Load More
close icon