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WCD ministry mulls monetary incentives for child care institutions promoting adoption

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suggests ban on triple talaaq, polygamy, redefining adultery.

To prevent child abuse, govt plans awareness modules

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

NCW to get civil court status

Draft of the amended Act extends panel’s jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir.

WCD ministry plans job for women in plumbing, carpentry

The ministry is looking at the option of having industrial training institutes in public-private partnership mode where women can be trained in new generation vocations.