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WCD ministry announces portal to tackle cyber crime, harassment directed against women, children

CCPWC is expected to go live from March next year. However, the Women and Child Development ministry has provided with another option for the time being.

Government launches 'SHe-box' online portal for sexual harassment complaints

The sexual harassment Act mandates that all workplaces with more than 10 workers constitute an internal complaints committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment. "We are not treading on anybody's toes. The idea of this portal is to remedy the cases before they reach the level where legal action may be warranted," Maneka Gandhi told.


Government defends restricting maternity benefits to first child

"The first pregnancy of a woman exposes her to new kind of challenges and stress factors. Hence, the scheme provides support to the mother for safe delivery and immunisation of her first living child," Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

Making profits through unnecessary Caesareans: The dark underbelly of India's healthcare industry

In this country, where conversations regarding women and their concerns are often eclipsed, there is alarming rise in the number of caesareans, feeding the healthcare industry's money-making agenda

Child and punishment

The trigger for amending the Juvenile Justice Act cannot be moral panic.

Pune Zilla Parishad’s anganwadi model gets national attention

New method sees increase of 4,000 students in 3 months; to be replicated nationally.


Boy alleges sexual abuse in juvenile home,child rights panel orders probe

17-year-old,among 43 who fled home,alleges abuse by adult inmates.

Briefly Region: Punjab to launch unified child protection scheme

The Punjab government will soon be launching a unified integrated child protection scheme in order to bring several existing child protection programmes under one umbrella.

Now,ICDS schemes in UP under Centre’s lens

After the National Rural Health Mission,the government of India will now monitor implementation of schemes sponsored by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development in Uttar Pradesh as well as their expenses.