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Progressing Towards a Gender-equal Society

Sex ratio is defind as number of females per 1000 males. It helps in finding out the population of women in India and the ratio of women to that of men. India is a predominantly patriarchal society and the major reason for a bad sex ratio is gender discrimination. Even though the last decade has seen a huge change, but social evils like female foeticide, female infanticide, sex selective abortion, child marriages, rapes and domestic violence still prevail in our society.

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Effectiveness of Child Helpline Numbers in India

Childline is India’s first and the world’s largest, 24-hour telephonic helpline service that is accessible to anyone calling on 1098. It works for children in distress across the country. Any call made on the Childline is answered by a trained Contact Officer in any of the six call centres across India. The call centers are present in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru.

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Child Malnutrition in India: How we can Stop Malnutrition

Whenever we come across an extremely weak child, our general notion is that the child must be poor and the family is not able to feed them well and thus the child is malnourished. What exactly is malnutrition? Is it the lack of food intake in the growing years of children that causes this condition? Strictly speaking, malnutrition occurs when the food intake of a child lacks both quality as well as quantity.

 

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Female Infanticide in India

India has globally become a force to reckon with and this makes each one of us very proud. But there still are some ugly truths that need our attention and it’s high time that we stop turning a deaf year towards them. Female infanticide is one such social issue.

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Impact of Poverty on Children: Facts and Solution

Even though poverty is subjective, it can be defined as an inability to secure minimum requirements including food, shelter, and clothing. According to the findings of the 11th National Development Plan, more than 300 million people in India are poor.

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