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Budget 2019: Save the Children Welcomes Initiatives but Calls for More

Budget 2019: Save the Children Welcomes Initiatives but Calls for More

Budget 2019, has brought some good initiatives like Jal Mantralaya, Swatchta Abhiyan, ODF India by 2019 with emphasis on tackling preventable diseases like diarrheal deaths of children under 5 is commendable. But under privileged children need more robust designs, implementation and monitoring. However, reaching the last child will need adequate financing on education, health and protection.

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Joining Forces for Children India: ‘CHILD RIGHTS IN INDIA-AN UNFINISHED AGENDA’ Report Launch

Joining Forces for Children India: ‘CHILD RIGHTS IN INDIA-AN UNFINISHED AGENDA’ Report Launch

Thirty years after global leaders promised to protect the rights of all children, millions are still not in school, face poverty, exploitation, violence, neglect, and abuse. A new India report, Child Rights in India - An Unfinished Agenda, states that as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), absolute number of rapes against children has increased approximately five times between 1994 and 2016, which is a cause of great concern to child protection in the country. The study has also identified that social disaggregation on the lines of gender, social groups and religion increase vulnerability of children and their ability to demand their rights.

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South India Regional Consultation on Draft National Education Policy Held in Hyderabad

South India Regional Consultation on Draft National Education Policy Held in Hyderabad

Save the Children in collaboration with National Coalition for Education (NCE) and Right to Education (RtE) Southern Regional forum organized a one day South India Regional Consultation to review the Draft National Education Policy in Hyderabad.

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Heatwave, Encephalitis and Hypoglycaemia Pose a Severe Threat for Children in Bihar

Heatwave, Encephalitis and Hypoglycaemia Pose a Severe Threat for Children in Bihar

June 20, New Delhi: The heatwave continues to create havoc in several parts of the country, with the worst-hit districts being Gaya, Nawada and Aurangabad in Bihar. Section 144 has been imposed in Gaya after the heatwave led to several deaths and many others hospitalised. In its statement, the Gaya administration banned construction and other outdoor activities that involve intense manual labour between 11 am and 4 pm. Any work related to MNREGA (a government-led programme aimed at enhancing livelihood security by guaranteeing 100 days of wage employment in rural areas) will not be done after 10:30 am.

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Save the Children Welcomes the Newly Drafted National Education Policy 2019

Save the Children Welcomes the Newly Drafted National Education Policy 2019

The National Policy on Education was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992. Since then, several changes have taken place in the country’s demography and social fabric that calls for a revision of the existing policy. The Government of India intends to bring out a revised and improvised version of National Education Policy to addressthe changing dynamics of the population’s requirement concerning quality education, innovation and research. This year, for the first time, the Government has initiateda grassroot-level consultative process, which has enabled the Ministry of Human Resources Development to reach out to individuals across the country through over 2.75 lakh direct consultations while also inviting inputs from citizens online.
 

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