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Call for Action as Domestic Violence Spikes in India During COVID19 Lockdown

Call for Action as Domestic Violence Spikes in India During COVID19 Lockdown

The lastest data released by the National Commission for Women states that within a week after the lockdown began on March 24, a total of 257 complaints relating to crime against women, have been received by its Complaint and Investigation Cell.

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In the News: Bollywood Celebrities Join Save the Children's #SaveWithStories Campaign

In the News: Bollywood Celebrities Join Save the Children's #SaveWithStories Campaign

A lot of known faces have become part of Save the Children's campaign #SaveWithStories that aims to reach out to marginalized children during the ongoing crises. Celebrities are engaging in this social media initiative of Save the Children by putting out a post or story of them reading out their favorite story on their social media handles. Many media houses have widely covered this chain where one celebrity is tagging others in their post/stories to urge more to participate.

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A Partnership with Amar Ujala to Spotlight Stories of Street-connected Communities

A Partnership with Amar Ujala to Spotlight Stories of Street-connected Communities

With a resolve to create awareness on the issues of women and children living in street situations, Save the Children has partnered with one of the leading Hindi dailies of India – Amar Ujala to bring to the fore some truly inspiring stories from the streets of India. 

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Writing Rap Songs on Social Issues: Sumit's Story

Persistence is the key to turning your dreams into reality. And that’s the mantra of 15-year-old Sumit, who has been dedicatedly rapping for the past five years. Born and brought up in a slum near Vasant Vihar in Delhi, Sumit has been writing rap songs on social issues that he faces in day-to-day life.

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Budget was Silent on Child Protection Issue: Save the Children

Budget was Silent on Child Protection Issue: Save the Children

The 2020-21 union budget was silent on the serious issue of child protection even as the country witnessed rise in cases of violence and crime against children, Save the Children, a global non-profit organisation observed. The NGO, which works for children in 120 countries including 19 states in India said children needed a greater centrality in the union budget speech, while recognising the focus on women, SC, ST and OBC.
 

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