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Apr 16, 2019
Child marriage rampant in West Bengal's Malda, but parties believe addressing social evil would be political suicideDespite the high prevalence of child marriage in West Bengal's Malda district, very few police cases get reported, and the rate of conviction is even more abysmal.
Nov 02, 2018
TAG Survey for 2018 highlights challenges facing teenage girls across India, their hopes and aspirationsThe Teenage Girls (TAG) Survey highlights that investment in India's girls, their health and well-being, their education and skilling, their productivity, economic potential and leadership, is a national priority that can no longer be sidelined.
Apr 24, 2018
Death penalty for child rapists does not mean swifter or better justice: Reporting of rape deterred, not actAbout 90 percent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 percent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show.
Feb 05, 2018
Nearly 40% adolescent girls in India lack access to education, majority forced to stay at home: NCPCR reportThe NCPCR report suggests that while most adolescent boys are unable to attend school because they are in all likeliness working, a majority of the girl children are not getting school education because they are either forced to stay at home or engaged in begging
Dec 29, 2017
Bengaluru mayor promises free education till under-graduation for first girl child born in civic hospital in cityIn a one of its kind effort to celebrate a girl child, the first female baby born in the New Year at a civic hospital in Bengaluru will be given free education till under-graduation
Nov 02, 2017
Gender vulnerability index points at high regional imbalances; Goa ranks top in security, Bihar worst overallA report on gender vulnerability index, conducted for the first time by Plan India seems to explain as to why India may have slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap index
Oct 11, 2017
Sex with minor wife between 15-18 years is rape, rules SC: Order could arrest growing trend of child marriageThe Supreme Court on Wednesday criminalised sex with a minor wife aged between 15 and 18 years, saying the exception in the rape law was arbitrary and was violative of the Constitution.
Aug 18, 2017
Rising Bengal: Mamata Banerjee highlights achievements of TMC govt, says social justice is her missionWest Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee attended the Rising Bengal event organised by Network18 to highlight a plethora of issues that the state government has been working on.
Jun 10, 2017
IIT scholar Manjula Devak's suicide shows that in India, dowry is still a silent killer of womenThe death of Manjula Devak, a PhD scholar from IIT Delhi, has exposed a society which still views women only as bringers of dowry. Not as sentient humans beings with lives, dreams and abilities of their own.
Apr 24, 2017
Triple talaq, cow vigilantism: Why are we so eager to brush off violence as mere aberrations?And in Uttar Pradesh, we have a man who divorces his wife through triple talak because she gave birth to a girl.