Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

Ministry of Women and Child Development


WCD Ministry to bring rules to ease inter-country adoption

September 15, 2021 7:04 am

Currently, families have to approach the courts for the no-objection certificates.

With utmost care

May 27, 2021 7:44 am

Children orphaned by Covid-19’s second surge need protection and support. State and society must not fail them

WCD ministry mulls monetary incentives for child care institutions promoting adoption

August 12, 2018 1:54 pm

The proposed scheme comes amid less number of children available for adoptions because of reluctance of child care institutions to register themselves under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015.

The problem with the govt denying the existence of Female Genital Mutilation in India

June 30, 2018 1:20 pm

Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation is prevalent in India and is one among the many violations which make our country the world’s most dangerous place for women.

Child abuse victims should be allowed to report case until they are 25: WCD Ministry seeks amendment

June 20, 2018 8:34 am

Presently, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) has strong provisions against child sexual abuse, but the reporting of offences by survivors much later in life is a legal grey area.

Women and Child Development Ministry expands ChildLine to 435 locations

June 12, 2018 6:35 pm

World Day Against Child Labour was first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. According to a UNICEF study, in 2011 child labour constituted 13 per cent of the workforce in India at 10.2 million.

National Policy For Women: Ministries to look at policies through pink lens, says Maneka Gandhi

May 12, 2017 10:12 am

The National Policy for Women, 2017, after it is fine tuned by the GoM next week, would be sent to the Cabinet for approval.

Rejecting House panel recommendation, Ministry wants to try juveniles as adults

April 07, 2015 9:44 am

The proposal is expected to be taken up by the Cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday evening.

Panel seeks more rights for women in family laws

September 29, 2014 12:47 am

Suggests ban on triple talaaq, polygamy, redefining adultery.

To prevent child abuse, govt plans awareness modules

August 25, 2014 1:37 am

Once the modules are finalised, the WCD department will invite comments by making them available online.