Shantha Sinha

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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

a group of schoolchildren on a street--NEP 2020

September 15, 2023
How COVID-19 changed India’s education system
India’s new education policy focused on centralisation and digitisation to combat the loss of education during the pandemic. Did this really help the students?
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.

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.
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