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Feb 06, 2019
Female Genital Mutilation has declined globally, but Dawoodi Bohra women continue to fight 'khatna' in IndiaInternational Day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation: In India, FGM in the form of 'khatna' is strongly associated with the Dawoodi Bohra community.
Nov 20, 2018
Centre revokes passports of 25 NRI men who deserted wives in India; look-out circulars issued against 17 peopleThe Indian government has revoked the passports of 25 men living abroad for abandoning their spouses in India, a Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) official said on Friday.
Oct 17, 2018
Delhi Police arrests man for duping people by promising jobs as anganwadi workers; probe launched into fake job racketA 34-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly running a fake job racket and duping people on the pretext of appointing them as anganwadi workers, the police said on Tuesday.
Oct 04, 2018
Muzaffarpur shelter homes rapes: SC notes existing mechanism 'not adequate' to curb incidents of child sex abuseEarlier the Supreme Court had expressed concerned over sexual and physical abuse of children at shelter homes across India and had asked the Centre to frame a child protection policy in this regard.
Oct 03, 2018
Survivors of sexual abuse as minors may now report assault until the age of 30 years, says Maneka GandhiThe Ministry of Women and Child Development has sent in a proposal raising the age to report sexual abuse till 30 years, according to reports. The move comes nine months after WCD ministry stated that they will seek a change in the CrPC to allow filing of complaints of child sexual abuse many years after the crime.
Sep 15, 2018
NCW begins inspection of 12 government-run shelter homes for women, to send reports to WCD ministryThe NCW has initiated inspection of 12 government-run shelter homes for women.
Sep 07, 2018
Cash prizes for girl children: Scams perpetuated in the name of the Pradhan Mantri Beti Bachao Beti Padhao SchemeThe WCD Ministry recently put up a notification on its website warning people of such scams being perpetuated in the name of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. Reiterating the fact that the BBBP is not a direct benefit transfer scheme and has no such component of granting individual cash incentives, the notification makes it clear that any such fake forms received in the future would be “disposed of summarily”.
Aug 09, 2018
Supreme Court to set up committee headed by ex-judge on prison reform; focus to be on imprisoned mothers, their childrenThe Supreme Court Wednesday said it would set up a committee headed by one of its retired judges to look into various problems in prisons across the country and suggest measures to deal with them.
Jul 31, 2018
Committees constituted by 29 states, UTs to look into cases relating to sexual harassment at workplace: MoS Virendra KumarAs many as 29 states and Union territories have constituted local complaints committees to look into cases of sexual harassment at workplace, Women and Child Development Minister of State Virendra Kumar informed the Parliament.
Jul 19, 2018
Anti-trafficking bill not a rights-positive legislation, may further marginalise sex workers, trans people, childrenThe Anti-Trafficking Bill conflates trafficking with sex work, and therefore, impacts consenting adult sex workers, marginalising them further.