- 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.
[Child abuse] [South Asia] [Child Rights] [India]
- 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.
[Child abuse] [Children] [Bangladesh] [Child Rights] [South Asia]
- 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.
[India] [Girl education] [Child Rights] [South Asia] [Child abuse]
- 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.
[Child Rights] [Sexual Harassment] [Children] [Sexual Violence] [India] [Child abuse]
- 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.
[Child Rights] [South Asia] [Child abuse] [Children] [India]
- SDGs to face challenge of 750 mn child marriages by 2030
Jun 30, 2016
According to a latest report by UNICEF, the world is all set to witness 750 million child marriages by 2030 making it a tough nut for global goals.
[India] [Children] [Child protection] [Child mortality] [South America] [Child abuse] [UNICEF] [South Africa] [Child marriage]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Child Rights] [Child abuse] [India]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Myanmar] [Child abuse] [Child Rights] [UN]
- Child sex abuse shielded by silence, neglect in India: HRW
Feb 08, 2013
The Indian government should improve protections for children from sexual abuse as part of broader reform efforts following the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in December 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report.
[Child abuse] [Human rights] [South Asia] [India]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Save the Children] [Child Rights] [Child abuse]