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May 06, 2019
To curb child sexual abuse in India, POCSO Act needs wide publicity; personal safety education among children, parents vitalChildren are not voters, which is why their needs are often neglected. It is the collective responsibility of all citizens to protect children from child sexual abuse and ensure that they have a childhood free of any abuse.
Oct 16, 2018
Law Ministry endorses proposal to remove time limit to report child sexual abuse, says Maneka GandhiOn 3 October, Maneka Gandhi had written to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, asking him to remove the time limit for reporting child sexual abuse and allow people to complain even "10-15 years later".
Sep 15, 2018
National Nutrition Month: Akshaya Patra Foundation urges Narendra Modi to speak on 'nutrition for all' in next Mann ki BaatAn NGO said it has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the topic of 'ensuring access to nutrition for all' in his upcoming 'Mann ki Baat' programme.
Aug 14, 2018
Australia resumes adoptions from India after 8 years of suspension, says Ministry of Women and Child DevelopmentThe suspension was enforced by Australia over charges of child trafficking for inter-country adoption by some recognised Indian placement agencies.
Aug 08, 2018
Centre orders countrywide audit of over 9,000 childcare homes in 60 days; to include background checks of NGOsThe Women and Child Development Ministry said states had been asked to ensure that NGOs don't use and abuse shelter homes.
Jul 22, 2018
WCD ministry to send Union Cabinet proposal on increasing punishment for sexual assault of male childrenThe Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry is set to move a proposal before the Cabinet this week for enhanced punishment in cases of sexual assault of male children.
Jul 18, 2018
Women and Child Development Ministry set to move Cabinet in a bit to make child marriages invalidCurrently, child marriages are valid in India, but can be annulled if a case is filed in a district court by either of the two contracting parties within two years of becoming an adult, or through a guardian in case of minors.
May 31, 2018
Death penalty for rape of minors below 12 years not linked to Kathua case, says top WCD officialThe ordinance imposing death penalty for raping a child was not brought because of the Kathua rape case, a top official in the (WCD) ministry said.
Apr 23, 2018
Activists, parents of minor rape victims oppose death penalty, say move will increase cases of rape and murderChild rights groups reiterated that the real deterrent in such cases is the implementation of the laws and the certainty of punishment, rather than the death penalty.
Jan 26, 2018
In Republic Day address, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha says government committed to fight narcotics, human traffickingGoa Governor Mridula Sinha said although tourism was generating revenue in the state, it has also brought with it issues like narcotics and human trafficking