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India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013 Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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What is Malala Day?
Jul 11, 2013 The global community will come together to celeberate Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai's birthday on July 12, 2013. Malala was shot by the Taliban for attending school.
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Of the nearly 7 mn child labourers, 71% are girls: ILO
Jun 13, 2013 Six and a half million of the child labourers globally are aged between five and 14 years-old. More than 71 per cent are girls, an ILO report says.
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Getting to the root of childhood poverty
May 28, 2013 The newly launched book, ‘Changing Lives in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Children Growing Up’, tracks children over 15 years in four countries namely Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
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Govt inaction on child labour: Delhi HC summons top official
Oct 09, 2013 The Delhi High Court was considering an application filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), for the rescue of over 600 trafficked child labourers.
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India needs a productive and committed workforce: Tine Staermose
Oct 04, 2013 "We are not putting the business-as-usual lens on technical advice for India”, says Tine Staermose, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Director for India in an interview with UNIC.
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India: Children allotted special section in party manifestos
Apr 09, 2014 Most of the major political parties in the fray have allotted a special section focusing on children’s issues in their manifestos.
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UN welcomes release of child soldiers by Myanmar
Jul 09, 2013 Hailing release of child soldiers, UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate discharge efforts. The grave violations monitored and reported, include killing or maiming of children, recruitment and use of children in armed forces and groups, attacks against schools or hospitals, rape or other grave sexual violence,abduction of children and denial of humanitarian access for children.
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Round-the-world rally for under-privileged kids flagged off
Sep 23, 2013 The event was organised by Delhi Round Table 5 (DRT5), an organisation of businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals.
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Indian girl, a former bonded labourer gets global award
Jul 16, 2013 Razia Sultan, a teenage girl from the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, stood up against child labour and struggled to emancipate 46 child labourers in her neighbourhood.
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Child sex abuse in India: We have let down our children
Apr 27, 2013 Highlighting inaction against the perpetrators, Human Rights Watch maintains that child sexual abuse in homes, schools and child welfare institutions is quite common in India.
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India’s mid-day meal tragedy: School principal held
Jul 25, 2013 Meena Devi is an accused in the FIR filed in connection with the midday meal tragedy on 16th July and has been on the run for over a week.
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Child slavery will end during my lifetime: Kailash Satyarthi
Nov 05, 2014 My Nobel Prize has brought instant fame to children all over the world, said Kailash Satyarthi, joint winner of the Nobel peace prize-2014.
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The best we can give our children is education: Rajapaksa
Sep 01, 2014 The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa recalled that a society, in which everybody can live without any fear and suspicion
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India’s Kailash, Pak’s Malala win Nobel peace prize-2014
Oct 10, 2014 The South Asian duo has been awarded for their unrelenting efforts against the suppression of children and young people.
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Every year, 2 million kids face sexual exploitation: UNICEF
Apr 26, 2013 Although the majority of recorded offenders are male, with less than five per cent believed to be female, there is no single profile of a travelling sex offender
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Kajol campaigns for hand washing at the UN General Assembly
Oct 01, 2013 Kajol appealed to policymakers and governments all over the world to scale up hand washing for achieving the development goals.
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Parents' 'attitude' may harm kid's mental growth: experts
Aug 02, 2013 The development of a healthy self-esteem is extremely important for happiness and success of children, experts said.
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Some hope for the young brides of Barwani
Apr 15, 2013 Thanks to the persistent efforts of women like Brahmane and Vaksale, contraceptive acceptance for age group up to 19 years in Barwani, a village in Madhya Pradesh, has risen from 3 per cent to 13 per cent within a couple of years, writes Smita Deodhar.
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Indian minister highlights rise in sexual abuses of kids
Jul 30, 2013 The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act should be in the school curriculum and children must be educated about its provisions, India’s Minister for Women and Child Development said.
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Child sexual abuse in Goa: Getting the law to work
Feb 19, 2013 The paths to justice are long and arduous, the gorges are deep, and very often one could get entrapped in them, writes Albertina Almeida.
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A dinner to feed CSA's charitable work
Oct 15, 2012 The charity dinner was supported by a galaxy of corporate chiefs and celebrities as a mark of support to CSA's work with destitute children across the nation.
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India: School chairman held in Bangalore child rape case
Jul 24, 2014 Chairman of the city school a southern Indian city where a six-year old girl was allegedly raped, has been arrested.
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Popular TV show prepares slum children for schooling
Oct 23, 2012 Children from urban slums exposed to learning material from Galli Galli Sim Sim (GGSS), one of the popular TV shows, are ‘twice as school ready as compared to those who were not exposed to it,’ according to a survey held by the organisation.
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India flayed for not supporting UN motion on child marriage
Oct 25, 2013 While the legal age for marriage in India is 18, its 24 million underage child brides constitute nearly half of all child brides in the world.
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End of poverty possible in our generation: report
Jan 11, 2013 We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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A million children in detention at risk of violence
Oct 28, 2012 Around the world, more than a million children are held in detention, including in police cells, prisons and borstals (a youth institution or reformatory).
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High Court appointed committee submits report on media guidelines
Aug 10, 2012 A committee of child rights activists and government authorities working with children today submitted a report to the Delhi High Court, stipulating the restraints the media must exercise in covering issues pertaining to children.
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Girls are worst affected during armed conflicts: report
Jul 15, 2013 Armed conflict destroys hope of education for millions of world's children, says UN report.
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Myanmar releases dozens of kids from its armed forces
Aug 10, 2013 “I have always said the military is not a place for a child to grow up,” said Ashok Nigam, the UN Resident Coordinator for Myanmar.
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