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Women and Child Development

28th October – Child Brides

Child Brides The government is considering raising the minimum legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21, to reduce the prevalence of child brides (below 18) in India. The benefits of later marriage for women are well established. It is associated with higher nutrition levels for women and their children, lower maternal mortality, …

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7th November – Providing sexuality education

In a recent judgment, the Madras High Court ruled that courts should not be influenced by misconceptions that children are likely to lie in cases of sexual abuse or that they are tutored by parents to make false statements in court. Concerns – The attitude of defence lawyers reflects a structural problem in the legal …

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Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with UNICEF launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Yojana aimed at improving maternal and child health. It is aimed to realise the objective of providing effective, efficient and ensured delivery of medical services for the prenatal care of a large number of pregnant women across the country. Let …

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