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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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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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Indian Cabinet okays total ban on employment of children
Aug 29, 2012 India's Cabinet has approved a proposal to put a complete ban on employment of children up to the age of 14, both in hazardous and non-hazardous work by amending an anti-child labour Act.
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Spare a thought for India’s children
Aug 30, 2012 To sensitise people about child mortality and raise funds for it, a play titled 'I Will Not Cry' will be staged at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Through the play, child rights organisation Save the Children seeks to reach out to the powers that be and the public at large to advocate a change for the country’s children.
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Notice to governments over child rights
Aug 31, 2012 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the central and the city governments on a plea, which said that authorities have failed to create procedures to provide safety and dignity to children arriving and staying at railway stations.
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Gul takes global report on newborns to mothers in Delhi slums
Mar 04, 2014 Actor, activist and former Miss India Gul Panag also interacted with about 100 mothers and women in the slum about Save the Children’s global report.
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Sexual offences against kids: NGO sets up task force
Apr 22, 2013 “The government should formulate a city-specific child protection strategy,” said Thomas Chandy, CEO of the NGO, Save the Children.
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42 mn Indian kids live in exploitative environments: expert
Jul 25, 2013 "These children need the full support of the state,” said Shantha Sinha, former chairperson of the Commission for the Protection of Child Rights.
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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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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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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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Indian Govt blinks as Nestle breaks baby food law: BPNI
Oct 10, 2013 Nestle is already facing a criminal charge in the court of law for alleged violation of the IMS Act in 1994 and it took 17 years for the court to frame a charge in 2012.
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Apex court panel to monitor juvenile homes in India
Oct 11, 2013 The Chief Justice of India has formed a committee to propose measures to provide care and address the needs of children in the state's immediate care.
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Millions of kids still out of school in Malala’s Pakistan
Jul 29, 2013 According to a report, out of 120 countries in the world, Pakistan has the second largest number of children out of school (after Nigeria).
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Ranbir’s upcoming movie to launch trailer at orphanage
Jul 30, 2013 The story of the film ‘Besharam’ is focussed on an orphan played by Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.
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Amitabh Bachchan donates towards the cause of the girl child
Apr 23, 2013 Big B's family would raise funds for Plan India’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, through proceeds generated from an art exhibition.
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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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