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Mar 05, 2019
In Kerala's Chettikulangara Devi Temple, devotees set on defying ban on ritual involving piercing of boys with metal hooksThe Chettikulangara Devi Temple in Alappuzha district of Kerala is all set to conduct the primitive ritual called 'chooral muriyal' in which midribs of young boys are pierced with gold or silver strings or bamboo strands, despite a ban on the ritual in 2016
Dec 21, 2018
WhatsApp criticised for failing to remove child porn shared across chat groupsWhatsApp has responded saying that it "has a zero-tolerance policy around child sexual abuse."
Dec 19, 2018
Centre releases draft child protection policy, invites comments from stakeholders till 4 January: All you need to knowThe draft child protection policy has been uploaded to the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) website, and the ministry has invited comments from stakeholders until 4 January.
Dec 08, 2018
Maneka Gandhi orders inspection of all shelter homes in Odisha after allegations of sexual abuse in DhenkanalManeka Gandhi has ordered an inspection of all shelter homes in Odisha, a fortnight after an alleged sexual abuse of minor girls in such an accommodation.
Nov 23, 2018
Facebook slammed for auction post selling 17-year-old as a child bride: ReportReportedly, at least five men, including the region's deputy general, participated in the bidding of the teenager.
Nov 16, 2018
Facebook removed over 2 billion pieces with "unacceptable content" in 2018Facebook claims that their proactive detection rate for violence and graphic content has increased 25 percent.
Oct 26, 2018
Father of two jailed in France for feeding children only cakes, Coca-Cola while spending welfare money on alcoholThe father, who was described as violent towards his wife and children, was jailed for three months Wednesday in Limoges, central France. The eldest boy had to have seven sugar-rotten teeth removed, and the second does not speak
Oct 25, 2018
9 Months | Season 3 | Child safety measures, part 2With cases of child abuse and sexual assaults on the rise, 9 Months presents a detailed episode on how parents can teach their children to be strong and understand good touch from bad touch. Parents can also learn about the rights and laws for child safety in India including POCSO. Under discussion are also sex education, signs and symptoms of child abuse, ways to ensure safety of children indoors and outdoors and much more.
Oct 21, 2018
‘Even if my community disowns me, I want justice’: Advocate Deepika Rajawat speaks on Kathua case, fighting abuse and hatredAdvocate Deepika Rajawat who will receive Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice on Sunday, speaks about the challenges she has faced since taking up the Kathua rape and murder case and why people who have been naming sexual harassers under the #MeToo campaign must approach the authorities
Oct 16, 2018
Law Ministry endorses proposal to remove time limit to report child sexual abuse, says Maneka GandhiOn 3 October, Maneka Gandhi had written to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, asking him to remove the time limit for reporting child sexual abuse and allow people to complain even "10-15 years later".