The Centre is a founder member of the Forum for Creches and Child Care Services (FORCES) network. The core vision of FORCES is that every child has the right to early childhood care and development including crèches and childcare services and that it is the state’s responsibility to ensure such services for all children, especially those of women working in the unorganized and informal sector. Since April 2007 it is housed at CWDS. The present coordinator is Savitri Ray and convenor Vasanthi Raman.
Today FORCES is an All India network comprising 50 member organizations (Trade unions, women’s organizations, NGOs and academics, lawyers, medical doctors, etc), individual members and eleven regional networks with their own membership. Its activities include grassroots mobilization, campaigns, policy intervention and research.
Regional networks are actively engaged in advocating the rights of the young child through the convening organization and its members.
Regional Network Convenor Organisation
Delhi : Mobile Crèches
Orissa : Committee for Legal Aid to Poor (CLAP)
Gujarat : Centre for Health Education Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)
Tamil Nadu : Foundation for Rights of Young Child
Rajasthan : Vihaan / Seva Mandir
Bihar : Nidaan
Jharkhand : Association Social Health Institute (ASHI)
Uttar Pradesh : Vigyan Foundation
Uttarakhand : HIMAD
Haryana : Adi Gram Samiti
Himachal Pradesh : Jan Abhiyan Sanstha
Madhya Pradesh : Mahila Chetna Manch