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COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach
India

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
India

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
India

'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
India

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.

India witnessed four-fold increase in child rapes between 1994 and 2016, claims report
India

India witnessed four-fold increase in child rapes between 1994 and 2016, claims report

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
Politics

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.

MeToo in India: Repressed childhood, wrong understanding of sexual assault and need to say no
India

MeToo in India: Repressed childhood, wrong understanding of sexual assault and need to say no

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
India

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

NCPCR data shows over 1,300 unregistered child care institutions in India, 1,165 alone in Kerala
India

NCPCR data shows over 1,300 unregistered child care institutions in India, 1,165 alone in Kerala

According to NCPCR data, there are 5,850 registered CCIs in the country as of 11 July and if unregistered ones are counted then it crosse the 8,000-mark.

Rajasthan introduces death penalty for rape of minors: Child rights experts say move uncalled for, will endanger survivors
India

Rajasthan introduces death penalty for rape of minors: Child rights experts say move uncalled for, will endanger survivors

Rajasthan has introduced the death penalty for rape of girls below 12 years of age. However, several child rights experts believe this is not the solution.

English, cost of education forcing Delhi students to drop out of private schools, reveals NCPCR study
India

English, cost of education forcing Delhi students to drop out of private schools, reveals NCPCR study

Communication in English, cost of extra curricular activities are major reasons for students to drop out of private schools in Delhi

SC asks Centre, states to fill posts in child rights panels, implement Juvenile Justice Act
India

SC asks Centre, states to fill posts in child rights panels, implement Juvenile Justice Act

The Supreme Court on Friday passed a slew of directions for effective implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act.