COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach
The lockdown augmented poverty, uncertainty and domestic anxiety; now more children may move toward the streets; away from home or searching for work.
Staff crunch, poor infrastructure: Officials highlight how gaps in Indian criminal justice system prevent implementation of child protection laws
Even as political leaders call for stringent, and even barbaric, punishment to alleged offenders, administrative officials from the western part of the country on Tuesday listed out several challenges in implementing laws for child protection
Centre releases draft child protection policy, invites comments from stakeholders till 4 January: All you need to know
The 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.
Supreme Court directs media platforms not to publish pictures of sexual abuse victims, warns against interviewing them
Supreme Court expressed concern over incidents of rape in the country and asked all the print, electronic and social media not to publish or display photos of victims of sexual abuse
Necessary steps have been taken for setting up of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said.
New York, the fourth most populous state in America, updated antiquated legislation on Tuesday to outlaw children as young as 14 from getting married.
Muslim man cites religion to stop wife breastfeeding newborn; time govt act against Salafist activities
A Muslim man has recently come under fire from several quarters in Kerala for preventing his wife from breastfeeding their new born child.
It was brought to court's notice that a 12-year-old boy from the Mankhurd home for mentally deficient children had topped his class in the first-term exams.