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Aadhaar cards for street children: The Indian Express

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is set to link all street children with Aadhaar cards and open bank accounts for them under Jan Dhan Yojana. Ministry officials said Aadhaar cards and bank accounts are meant to help children living on the streets get access to loans, insurance schemes and other government benefits. The WCD Ministry released the Standard Operating Procedure for street children Tuesday, a document prepared by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the civil society organisation, Save the Children.

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Have to Give Street Children in India Access to Education says Dia Mirza - News18 story

India has to get her children off the streets and need to give them access to education and an identity, actress-producer Dia Mirza says.

Dia, the Artist Ambassador for Save the Children - an NGO and child rights organisation, attended the launch of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situations

A survey conducted in 2016 by Save the Children in Lucknow, Mughalsarai, Kolkata-Howrah, Patna and Hyderabad enumerated 84,563 children living on the streets.
 

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Girls less likely to realise full potential says Save the Children - New Indian Express story

Girls in India are less likely to realise their full potential as compared to those in neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, according to "The Girls' Opportunity Index", which is part of a new study conducted by a rights body. The index prepared by the NGO Save the Children ranks India at 90, two spots below Pakistan, which is placed at 88, five points below Nepal at 85 and 10 points below Bhutan at 80.

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Our Every Last Child report gets front-page coverage in Hindustan Times

On International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), Save the Children released the 'Every Last Girl: Free to Live, Free to Learn, Free from Harm' report. The report offers a comprehensive analysis on the status of girl children in various parts of the world, including India. It ranks the best and worst countries to be a girl. You can read and download the report here.

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Tough to be a girl in India than Pak, Nepal: Report - Hindustan Times story

India ranks 90 among 144 countries as the hardest place to be a girl, a report by an international NGO shows, underlining the challenges faced by women in a highly patriarchal society. The ranking, based on schooling, child marriage, teen pregnancy, maternal deaths and women in parliament, placed India lower than all its neighbours -- Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

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