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India Should Introduce Nutrition-Specific Policy and Budget : Dr Antaryami Dash

India Should Introduce Nutrition-Specific Policy and Budget : Dr Antaryami Dash

The scale of the challenge in tackling child malnutrition is undeniable. Millions of children are malnourished because of who they are and where they live. According to Global Hunger Index 2019, India’s ranked has slipped to 102 position of 117 countries. In the recent Lancet report which analysesstate level disease burden in India, malnutrition was the predominant risk factor for under-five mortality in every state of the country in 2017, accounting for 68·2% of the total under-5 deaths. In every state, where the disease burden is high, children are losing out either due to their ethnic background, their disabilities, their family’s low income, or by virtue of being migrant families.

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Mahadev Hansda from Save the Children's Jharkhand Office Conferred With Jharkhand Vibhuti Veer Birsa Samman

Mahadev Hansda from Save the Children's Jharkhand Office Conferred With Jharkhand Vibhuti Veer Birsa Samman

A total of 14 eminent personalities from the State were honored with the Jharkhand Vibhuti Veer Birsa Samman at the Vichar Manch of Darbhanga House, the CCL’s headquarter in the State capital on Thursday. The ceremony was organized under the aegis of Disabled Sports and Jan Utthan Samiti’s unit Maa Sharde Manch. Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest noted Writer and Social Worker, Mahua Maji said that there is no dearth of talent in Jharkhand. “There are many talented people who are doing special performance in their respective fields even in adverse conditions

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A Child Dies Every Minute in Indian Hospitals

A Child Dies Every Minute in Indian Hospitals

The death of more than 100 children at JK Lon Hospital in Rajasthan’s Kota district and 134 at a government hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot in December 2019 made global headlines. Children had also died en masse in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district and Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district in the recent past.The sensationalisation of the Kota and Rajkot episodes by media apart, the deaths of children in hospitals across India remain a concern.

 

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Around 109 Children were Sexually Abused Every day in India in 2018

Around 109 Children were Sexually Abused Every day in India in 2018

As many as 109 children were sexually abused every day in India in 2018, according to the data by the National Crime Record Bureau, which showed a 22 per cent jump in such cases from the previous year.According to the recently released NCRB data, 32,608 cases were reported in 2017 while 39,827 cases were reported in 2018 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

POCSO Act, 2012 is a comprehensive law to provide for the protection of children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. It requires special treatment of cases relating to child sexual abuse such as setting-up of special courts, special prosecutors, and support persons for child victims.

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In the News: Save the Children's Light Up Her Life Campaign

In the News: Save the Children's Light Up Her Life Campaign

Save the Children's #LightUpHerLife campaign to make public spaces safer for women and girls across the country is garnering great response in various parts of the country. On 15th December, individuals, changemakers and opinion leaders came out to light up dark spaces in their vicinity and urging their respective governments and key stakeholders to take a step towards ensuring #SafeStreetsForAll.

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