Women and Child related issues: news and updates

  • Uttarakhand’s nameplate initiative
    Context- Pauri district in Uttarakhand boast nameplates with girls name as district steps up for gender rights. More in News The pauri administration in Uttarakhand has launched an initiative, ‘Ghar ki pehchan, nooni ku noo’ (House in the name of the daughter), in its efforts to empower women and girls, under the initiative, villages ...
  • Right to choice of women
    Context: The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared an ordinance that enables the state to police and punish inter-faith marriages with “the sole intention of changing a girl’s religion”. Discuss the issues associated with the law against love jihad. Law against fundamental rights: By clearing the ordinance, the state government has trespassed the fundamental right ...
  • Violence against women
    Context: Domestic violence cases spiked during the COVID-19 lockdown. Explain about the violence during the pandemic? Shadow pandemic: The UN Secretary-General used the term for rise in domestic violence cases during the lockdown. Women and sexual minorities were confined indoors with their abusers and even making a call or stepping out for shelter were likely ...
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