Rights in Goa (CRG) is dedicated to improving the status of children
in Goa. It creates awareness about the rights of the child and is
committed to protecting children from sexual abuse and all forms of
CRG started as a programme of Vikas Adhyayan Kendra
(VAK), Mumbai, in 1996. On 10 February 2006, CRG was registered
under the Societies’ Registration Act, 1860, (Registration
No: 25/Goa/2006). It is also registered under Section 80G of the
Income Tax Act and under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act,
To empower children by making them aware of their rights and providing
them with information about how they can protect themselves from
To enhance child participation and create platforms for children
to express themselves.
To stop Goa from becoming a destination for child sex tourism.
To encourage the government and tourism service providers to accept
and observe the child friendly tourism code.
To strengthen community initiatives to protect children by conducting
targeted capacity-building programmes.
To provide psycho-social support to child victims of abuse.
To make protocols and procedures more child friendly.
To advocate for the implementation of the Goa Children’s Act
to reduce the vulnerability of children.