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Save the Children launches child-centric flood response in Assam, Bihar and U.P.

Save the Children has launched its child-centricemergency flood response with a focus on three of the most-affected states: Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh; aiming to reach at least 11,000 families – which would be more than 100,000 people, including 40,000 children. Save the Children would deliver critical humanitarian assistance focusing on children and their families in 3 districts of Assam (Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Majhuli), 4 districts of Bihar (Katihar, Kishanganj, Gopalpur and East Champaran) and in 2 districts of Uttar Pradesh (Bahraich and Shrawasti).

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After CLPRA, trafficked Child Domestic Workers will fall through the cracks

On the eve of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, a national consultation on Child Domestic Work and Trafficking was held at India International Centre in New Delhi -- where a process documentation report ‘Impacting Lives’ was also released by Ms. Stuti Kacker, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). This was an opportunity for civil society to advocate for State Specific Acts to regulate Private Placement Agencies, for states such as West Bengal and Bihar.

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Save the Children's Youth Advocate Anoyara Khatun wins The Telegraph She Award

Save the Children's Youth Advocate Anoyara Khatun wins The Telegraph She Award

Anoyara Khatun, our Youth Advocate makes us proud yet again. She has been conferred the ‘She Award’ by The Telegraph newspaper in the ‘Social Work’ category for her outstanding work to prevent child trafficking and child marriage in West Bengal. The Telegraph She Awards recognise women achievers across five categories, from social work and education to arts, corporate sector and entrepreneurship. 
 

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A breakthrough initiative to make Delhi schools safer for children

A breakthrough initiative to make Delhi schools safer for children

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has joined hands with Save the Children to set up task forces for mapping and dealing with everyday potential hazards children studying in the schools run by it. These hazards range from earthquakes to exposed electrical wiring, from floods to slippery stairs.  
 

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CLPRA poses new challenges to keep children in school and out of labour, says Save the Children

The passing of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill yesterday poses new challenges to keep children in school and out of labour. The amended Bill makes employment of children below 14 years a cognizable offence for employers. It defines children between 14-18 years as adolescents and lays down that they should not be employed in any hazardous occupations and processes. It also provides for enhanced punishment for violators.

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