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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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Save the Children’s Partner Apnalaya Wins the ‘NGO’s in Healthcare Leadership Award’

Save the Children’s Partner Apnalaya Wins the ‘NGO’s in Healthcare Leadership Award’

Apnalaya, Save the Children’s partner NGO in Mumbai won the ‘NGO’s in Healthcare Leadership Award’ at the 5th ABP News Healthcare Leadership Awards held on 20th November 2019. This award is given to individuals and institutions for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields to enhance the quality of medical services and healthcare delivery. The ‘NGO’s in Healthcare Leadership Award’ is an intensely researched process undertaken by their research cell who produce a shortlist of Individuals and Institutions who are doing extraordinary work and track the record of their achievements. The shortlist is then reviewed by a Jury comprising of senior professionals from across the globe.

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Save the Children in Collaboration with Philips India launched 'Project Vishwas'

Save the Children in Collaboration with Philips India launched 'Project Vishwas'

Save the Children has launched a two-year pilot project to bring high-quality pneumonia care to approximately 90,000 children below the age of five years in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Titled 'Project Vishwas', the program has been launched across 45 urban wards in Rajasthan and two rural blocks in Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with Philips India and Philips Foundation.

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Unemployment Fuels Food Insecurity in India: United Nation Report

Unemployment Fuels Food Insecurity in India: United Nation Report

While the prevalence of undernourishment in India declined from 22.2% in 2004-06 to 14.5% between 2016 and 2018, an increase in the unemployment rate in India and decreasing economic growth in Pakistan between 2017 and 2018 led to a marked increase in food insecurity in southern Asia, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report of the United Nations released on Monday.

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