KCRO, an advocacy forum for the advancement of child rights in karnataka, is run by a consortium of NGOs, academics and individuals working in the field. The first meeting of KCRO, held in 2008, was attended by a large number of civil society organizations (NGOs, academia and concerned individuals) and was inaugurated by the secretary, DWCD, Gok in the presence of senior UNICEF officials from Hyderabad.