United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals as well as young people and children themselves can play an important part in making Universal Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

Universal Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

– via UN.org


Divya Disha has been actively involved in educating children about their rights, advocating on their behalf with government, judiciary, institutions, communities and civil society.

Today, we recommit ourselves to this effort and ask  you to  join us  to ensure that all children have the childhood they are entitled too.

Divya Disha

Divya Disha is a Non-Governmental organization that uses a rights based approach in our work with children and young people.


Nabanita · November 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

Children are our future and we need to ensure that they have a future. Didn’t know about international children’s day but any day to bring such important causes to notice is a must. We must do whatever we can for children

    Divya Disha · November 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    The Convention on the Rights of The Child document is worth a read, Nabanita. I think it is a must for all of us to educate ourselves and to do our part in ensuring that every child is guaranteed their rights.

Bhavya · November 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

All children are entitled to love, safety and education. If a society cannot provide them with at least that much, we as human beings are a failure.

    Divya Disha · November 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Absolutely, Bhavya. Thank you for stopping by. Would love to see you here more often.

Parul · November 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm

A good initiative. A lot of work is needed IIM this direction. Children can’t voice or fight for their rights so it’s our duty to help and support them.

    Divya Disha · November 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you, Parul. Actually, Divya Disha has witnessed in the past 25 odd years of working with children, that children are the best advocates for themselves. Our Child Journalists and Child Leaders are confident and very vocal. All they need is a platform and support. Stay tuned for more updates from our blog to read the success stories.

      Parul · November 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Wow!! That’s super interesting. I never knew that. Thanks for sharing. Yes, I’ll 🙂

Deepa · November 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

I appreciate work done by Divya Disha.. it’s a really good initiative. Kids need somebody to advocate on their behalf as they can’t do it themselves.

    Divya Disha · November 20, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks, Deepa. As I mentioned in my response to Parul’s comment, you will be surprised what eloquent advocates children can be.

Sunaina · November 20, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Every child needs the chance to live decently and to dream. Your foundation is doing a really noble work and as bloggers we can definitely help spread the word.

Menaka Bharathi · November 21, 2016 at 6:13 am

Wonderful work, caring for children and giving them better opportunities in life has always been a special focus of mine too. We have been working with children who live in remote villages for a long time now. I have been really surprised at the focus and hard work the children do to surpass others,when given an opportunity. Heartfelt congratulations for Divya Disha!

Kala Ravi · November 24, 2016 at 12:05 pm

A beautiful iniyiative. Need of the hour. Equal opportunities can work wonders. Best wishes to DivyaDisha for the amazing work you are doing.

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