Little Humans Campaign | Child Rights Organization | Leher NGO in India

Little humans

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Little Humans Campaign | Child Rights Organization | Leher NGO in India

Started in June 2014, and inspired by Humans of New York‘s wonderful ability to make us relate to people we would never know otherwise, we started our own campaign – Little Humans. An attempt to provide a space for every little face, a voice for every choice they make, whether it’s their favourite food or their worst nightmare.

We began with the belief that sometimes the littlest people have the biggest stories to tell. But how could we know that for sure? We didn’t. Until we stepped out, and began to talk to little children from all walks of life and with varying degrees of privilege to realise that these photo stories collectively expressed what it means to be a little human today.

Why are we doing this? Because, we are a child rights group who want nothing more than to create a safer/better world for children. Having shifted the tide towards prevention and not just protection, collecting such stories only helps us deepen our understanding of children and their needs, better still through new lenses. Yours.

If you’d like to contribute stories to #littlehumans or collaborate, write to us: contact@leher.org / littlehumans2016@gmail.com

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Little Humans

3 weeks 19 hours ago

Of a shy nature and a heart full of determination, little Umar aspires to give his best to the society by becoming a doctor. His parents have maintained a good balance in his life, between studies and sports. Umar is from Baramullah. Last year schools were closed for more than half the year. #childhoodinkashmir #littlehumansofkashmir #littlehumans #kashmir
Kashmir Through My Lens

http://leher.org/blog/childhoodinkashmir-umar-fayaz-budoo/

Little Humans

3 weeks 1 day ago

Mehak is Tasleema's daughter. Her father died of an illness a while back. Mehak lives with her mother, siblings and cousins who are orphaned. Mehak wakes up early, helps her mother with house hold work, and goes to school. She is studious and ambitious. In her community girls get married in class 7 or 8. #childhoodinkashmir #littlehumansofkashmir #littlehumans #kashmir

Kashmir Through My Lens

http://leher.org/blog/childhoodinkashmir-mehak-jan/

Little Humans

3 weeks 2 days ago

“He is Rizwan! He is my best friend and I love to play with him the most.” “What do you like to play?” I asked. “Kho- Kho and football,” Tanzeel said in excitement and exchanged a mischievous smile with Rizwan. “But I don’t like it when I couldn’t get to see him because my mother doesn’t let me step out of the house during curfews. The school shuts down then and I don’t meet him for days. I don’t like to play football without him,” Tanzeel added.#childhoodinkashmir #littlehumansofkashmir #littlehumans #kashmir Kashmir Through My Lens

http://leher.org/blog/childhoodinkashmir-tanzeel-rehman-najar/

Little Humans

3 weeks 3 days ago

Bisma is from Lalpora. Lalpora is a village located close to the LoC in the Lolab area of Kupwara district. Coming from a locality where education for girls is being frowned upon, it is Bisma’s mother, Mubeena, who always encourages her to go to school.Bisma's father is dead. She has 4 siblings. Her community is sensitive and often under high militancy alert. She loves learning about starts and planets at school. #childhoodinkashmir #littlehumansofkashmir #littlehumans
Kashmir Through My Lens

http://leher.org/blog/childhoodinkashmir-bisma-nasir-ganai/

Little Humans

3 weeks 4 days ago

Affan’s mother is worried about his weak eyesight, which has been weak since birth and causes a lot of problems. He loves school and wants to be a doctor. His father is a labourer. His school is situated among the peaceful Zabarwan mountains of Kashmir, which provide a calm environment. Yet the tension and pain in the air is palpable. #childhoodinkashmir #littlehumansofkashmir #littlehumans #kashmir
Kashmir Through My Lens

http://leher.org/blog/childhoodinkashmir-affan-shafi/

Little Humans

1 month 2 weeks ago

From Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Parsi new year, Paryushan, Eid to Raksha Bandhan, the month of August brings to life the religious and cultural diversity of India. We see almost everyday, children in and around temples and churches, agiyaris and mosques…Sometimes dressed up for early morning prayers, selling flowers to devotees passing by, other times dressed as gods begging for alms, participating enthusiastically in religious activity or simply obeying conventional demands of a faith, passed down. While religious freedom is a fundamental right in India, the relationship between children and religion is nuanced and convoluted.

Here’s Riccardo Melzi’s visual narration of #littlehumans in diverse and distinct religious settings across the country, illustrating his passion and love for photography in the culturally colourful land of India. From Nandgaon, Vrindavan, Barsana to Varanasi, Riccardo was drawn to the pivot of religious grandeur accompanied by his camera. Leher

http://leher.org/blog/children-of-god/

Little Humans

1 month 4 weeks ago

“What do you think about getting married?"
"I will think of marriage only when I have done something in life,” she says rather confidently." #girlsnotbrides #girlchild #adolescentgirls #girlsofmadhubani #girlpower #littlehumans #genderequality

Little Humans

1 month 4 weeks ago

“A boy can hit a girl, so then why can’t a girl hit a boy?” #girlchild #adolescentgirls #girlsofmadhubani #girlpower #littlehumans #genderequality

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