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Research Papers

Conditions, Attitudes and Resources, Right To Play, New Delhi

Conditions, Attitudes and Resources, Right To Play, New Delhi

A study collating information pertaining to state of ‘play’ in the city of Delhi by Butterflies

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A Tragic Divide-Child Victims of Communal Violence

A Tragic Divide-Child Victims of Communal Violence

Seen but not heard. India’s marginalised, vulnerable & neglected children- Rita Panicker

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Successfully Managing Transition

Successfully Managing Transition

The Journey of Butterflies- A Programme on Street & Working Children. A Paper Presented by Ms.Rita Panicker, Executive Director, Butterflies

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Childrens Rights & Future Thrust

Childrens Rights & Future Thrust

The Paper first studies the status of children’s rights in India under the four groupings of Right to Survival, Right to Development, Right to Protection and Right to Participation. It then discusses related issues such as Rights versus Welfare approach, child rights campaign in India, Trade sanctions & child labour, and Partnership with Children. The […]

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Emerging Issues in Juvenile Justice System in India

Emerging Issues in Juvenile Justice System in India

Strengthening Mandatory Statutory Mechanisms at the Pre-Adjudicatory Stage- A Paper Presented by Ms.Rita Panicker

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Juvenile Delinquency: Society-Role, Perception and Response

Juvenile Delinquency: Society-Role, Perception and Response

A Paper Presented by Rita Panicker at the course on Juvenile Delinquency-Vertical Interaction Course for IPS Officers 2001-02. Organised by Law School, Banaras Hindu University

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An Insight into Child Abuse

An Insight into Child Abuse

This Study was conducted in the year 2002, to understand the prevalence of child abuse, form, extent, causes, effect of abuse and to examine the services available to these children, responses of varied allied systems and the nature of interventions required. The study provides a starting point to re-examine and develop comprehensive strategies to work […]

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Innovative Approaches in Addressing Child Labour-An Indian Experience

Innovative Approaches in Addressing Child Labour-An Indian Experience

A Paper Presented by Rita Panicker

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Child Rights & Childrens Participation

Child Rights & Childrens Participation

This paper draws upon the experience of Butterflies working for the empowerment of street & working children in Delhi, India. It is concerned with girls & boys who are surviving life in a particular geographic, socio-economic, political, cultural context. In recognition that children are social actors in their own right, whose views and perceptions need […]

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Juvenile Justice System- A Situational Analysis of the Reality of Children

Juvenile Justice System- A Situational Analysis of the Reality of Children

In providing a situational analysis of the reality of children who experience the Juvenile Justice System, this presentation focuses on the key questions- What system is outlined by the Juvenile Justice Act? Which children enter the Juvenile Justice System? Why do such children enter the system? How are children in the JJ System treated? This […]

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Street Children and Drug Abuse

Street Children and Drug Abuse

Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the Expert Forum on Demand Reduction in South and Southwest Asia, United Nations International Drug Control Programme, New Delhi, 6th-10th March, 1995

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Reckoning with Child Labour-Present Day Strategies and Future Direction

Reckoning with Child Labour-Present Day Strategies and Future Direction

A Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the seminar on “Stratgeies for the Elimination of Child Labour, South India”, organised by Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation at Madras, 22-23 July 1994

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Towards Programming for Street Children

Towards Programming for Street Children

A Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the Seminar on “ Street Children in the Third World. On Theory and Practice, April 20-21, 1989, Amsterdam University, Amsterdam

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A Micro Qualitative Study of Child Beggars

A Micro Qualitative Study of Child Beggars

A Micro Qualitative Study of Child Beggars in three cross-roads of South and Central Delhi. A Report by the Advocacy and Research Centre of Butterflies, Delhi

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Child Exploitation and Abuse

Child Exploitation and Abuse

A Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the First Asian Conference on Child Exploitation and Abuse, Kolkata, 17-19, December 1990

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Communal Violence- A Crime against Children

Communal Violence- A Crime against Children

A Report by Rita Panicker

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Delhi NGOs Alliance for Street & Working Children- Our Experience

Delhi NGOs Alliance for Street & Working Children- Our Experience

A Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the “South Asian Workshop on Street Children: A Challenge to Social Work Profession” at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, April 21-25, 1992

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Child Labour- A Blot on the Nation-Challenges & Responses

Child Labour- A Blot on the Nation-Challenges & Responses

A Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the State Level Workshop on “ Convention on the Rights of the Child at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on 30-31 August 1994. Organised by M.P. Council of Child Welfare and UNICEF, Bhopal

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Situation of Street Children in Six Cities of India

Situation of Street Children in Six Cities of India

A Brief Note on The Major Fidnings & Recommendations of the Six Cities Studies on Street Children-Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad- by Rita Panicker

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The Child & the Indian State

The Child & the Indian State

A Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the Second International Conference on Children’s Ombudswork, 22-24 January,1992, Amsterdam

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Butterflies Approach of Working with Street Children

Butterflies Approach of Working with Street Children

A Paper presented by Rita Panicker at the National Consultation on “Fifteen Years of Interventions against Child Labour; a Collaborative Social Audit” on 27-29 November 2001

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Phenomenon of Substance Abuse

Phenomenon of Substance Abuse

A Study on the Phenomenon of Substance Abuse and Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Street Children

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Reflecting Childrens Priorities in the Millennium Development Goals

Reflecting Childrens Priorities in the Millennium Development Goals

A Report of Consultations on the MDGs with Children outside of Parental Care, New Delhi, India, 2012

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