How do we protect children in the Digital Age?

Synopsis: Protecting children has become far harder in the digital era. Introduction Recently, a whistle-blower of Facebook, Frances Haugen, accused Facebook of hurting children and harming democracy by promoting social divisions. She tried to reveal the technical depths of the problem that the young consumers of the Facebook face. For instance, she tried to explain… Continue reading How do we protect children in the Digital Age?

Use the latest research to combat child under-nutrition

Synopsis: Better child health policies are required to improve the malnutrition status of children. Introduction Children are future assets for any nation. Thus, it is important to take care of their development. In India, where several children are malnourished, it is important to study the research carefully and then frame the policies according to that.… Continue reading Use the latest research to combat child under-nutrition

High levels of maternal, child under nutrition continue to plague India

Synopsis: Covid has heightened the risk of increasing malnutrition. Parts of progress made in the past may also get reversed because of Covid. Introduction The article highlights the concerns of the head of nutrition, UNICEF India. He raised his concerns over women and children nutrition levels, especially during covid times. What is the status of… Continue reading High levels of maternal, child under nutrition continue to plague India

Extreme weather events in India made women, children more vulnerable to modern slavery, flags report 

What is the news?  As per the report published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Anti-Slavery International, Climate change-induced extreme weather events put women, children and minorities at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. Among other countries, this phenomenon is maximum in India.  The report observed what happened in the Sundarban delta. What are report’s observations… Continue reading Extreme weather events in India made women, children more vulnerable to modern slavery, flags report 

Parents with adopted child moving abroad have to intimate Indian diplomatic missions: New rule

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued the Adoption (First Amendment) Regulations, 2021. About Adoption (First Amendment) Regulations, 2021: The Regulations amends the Adoption Regulations, 2017. The amendment has been notified in accordance with the relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)… Continue reading Parents with adopted child moving abroad have to intimate Indian diplomatic missions: New rule

Elopements most prosecuted under child marriage law: study

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Partners for Law in Development (PLD), a Delhi-based legal resource group has released a study titled “Child Marriage Prosecutions in India”. About Child Marriage Prosecutions in India study: The study analysed 83 cases of child marriage prosecutions over a period of 10 years between 2008 and 2017 across… Continue reading Elopements most prosecuted under child marriage law: study

Union WCD Minister launches 2nd Phase of SAMVAD

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Minister of Women and Child Development has launched the 2nd phase of SAMVAD programme. About SAMVAD Programme: SAMVAD stands for Support, Advocacy & Mental health interventions for children in Vulnerable circumstances And Distress. Mandate: It is a National Initiative and Integrated Resource that works in child protection,… Continue reading Union WCD Minister launches 2nd Phase of SAMVAD

Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Fast Track Special Courts for further 2 years

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of 1023 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) including 389 exclusive POCSO courts as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) till March 31, 2023. Background: Incidents of rape and gang rape of minor girls below the age of twelve and similar heinous crimes against… Continue reading Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Fast Track Special Courts for further 2 years