Child marriage has increased 50 percent and online abuse has increased 400 percent in one year, CRY said. Further analysis suggests that crimes against children in India has increased steeply by 381 percent in the last decade
No lowering of age limit to 16 from 18 for serious POCSO cases: What it means, challenges of preventing child sexual abuse
POCSO Act was amended in order to make it more effective in dealing with cases of child sex abuse in the country and notified on 6 August, 2019 and made effective from 16 August, 2019
Child rights body NCPCR directs Netflix India to remove 'objectionable' scenes involving children in Bombay Begums
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has also written to the Mumbai police commissioner to probe a scene in which a minor is seen smoking a cigarette.
Allocation under the major child protection scheme for children has declined by 40 percent from Rs 1,500 crore in the allocation of 2020 to Rs 900 crore in 2021.
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.
Shaheen Bagh protests: Not just parents’ negligence, anti-CAA campaign equally to blame for toddler’s death
The death of little Mohammed Jahaan in Shaheen Bagh should spark introspection among the protesters and those profiting from it.
'I kept thinking I'd be killed': On Children's Day, a 16-year-old from Kashmir recalls solitary confinement in aftermath of Article 370 abrogation
G was among the 144 minors detained by authorities after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ill-equipped private madrassas in Assam ignore child rights, junk formal education; girl students often end up as child brides
The private madrassas are one of the key reasons for low rate of income among the Muslim community as hardly anyone graduating from these ill-equipped institutes will have a chance to survive in today's competitive job markets.
Titled 'Child Rights in India - An Unfinished Agenda', the report talks about a number of issues including, malnutrition, crime against children and education.
World Day against Child Labour: India's shelter homes should do more to impart job-oriented skills to children
The 2016 survey conducted jointly by the Women and Child Development Department and AIIMS estimated that Delhi’s streets are home to 70,000 addicts.
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: Experts rue lack of govt response to concerns over 'family enterprises' clause in Indian law
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: In India, 12 percent of all children are engaged in some form of child labour, according to a 2017 UNICEF report.
Congress in Madhya Pradesh adopts erstwhile BJP govt's inaction, fails to tackle malnutrition plaguing several districts
Though Madhya Pradesh has been spending to tackle malnutrition, corruption plaguing every step of the process has hampered actual change.
Absence of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case from political campaign riles activists; experts seek transparency in child care institutions
A year ago, the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case had stunned the nation. However, the issue is now absent from political campaigns in the region.
World Immunisation Week: Vaccination phobia can be tackled through public campaigns, mass media, says medical expert
The World Immunisation Week is being celebrated from 24-30 April 2019 to promote vaccination to protect people of all ages against diseases.
In Kerala's Malappuram, underage girls brainwashed into marriage with promises of mobile phones, freedom to step out
Child marriage survivors in Kerala's Malappuram district say they agreed for early marriages to get access to mobile phones and the freedom to go out of the house
In Kerala's Chettikulangara Devi Temple, devotees set on defying ban on ritual involving piercing of boys with metal hooks
The 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
Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police
Villagers in Jharkhand's Khunti district don't lodge police complaints as human traffickers threaten the safety of their families. As a result, very few cases reach the state's anti-human trafficking cell.
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.
What all the women’s groups, feminists and intellectuals should espouse is a nationwide campaign which empowers young girls to say, no, I do not want a hug.
One-third calls to child helpline since 2015 were muted; could be silent pleas for help, say officials
About one-third of the calls received by Childline Foundation since 2015 were muted where background sound was audible but the caller was quiet, which the national emergency helpline for children in distress believes might be silent call for help