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  • Nobody will watch it : Jeeja Ghosh, disability rights activist

    on May 19, 17 • in Child Rights, Fundamental Rights, Human Rights • with No Comments


    Clad in a burgundy salwar kameez, with a bag slung over her shoulder, she strides along one of Kolkata’s bustling footpaths. As the traffic light hits red, Jeeja Ghosh makes her way along the zebra crossing. An unruly biker hollers at her inability to walk. Hurling an abuse at him, she picks up her pace and walks away. “Who can think that I am also in a hurry? Firstly a woman then disabled…and she is going to work. Just unimaginable!” she remarks with an ironic smile. Swati Chakraborty’s documentary I’m Jeeja explores the lives and

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  • Child Sexual Abuse : POCSO Act – Providing Child-Friendly Judicial Process

    on Apr 4, 14 • in Child Rights, Magazine Issues, Women Rights • with No Comments

    India is home to the largest child population in the world, with almost 42 per cent of the total population under eighteen years of age. Needless to say, the health and security of the country’s children is integral to any vision for its progress and development. one of the issues marring this vision for the country’s future generations is the evil of child sexual abuse. Statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau reveal that there has been a steady increase in sexual crimes against children. According to a study conducted by the Ministry of

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    on Feb 27, 14 • in Child Rights, Magazine Issues, RIGHTS • with No Comments

    Activists  describe bonded child labour as a system of forced, or partly forced, labour under which the child, or usually child’s parent enter into an agreement, oral or written, with a creditor. The child performs work as in-kind repayment of credit. India’s Census 2001 office defines  child labor as participation of a child less than 17 years of age in any economically productive activity with or without compensation, wages or profit. Such participation could be physical or mental or both. This work includes part-time help or unpaid work on the farm, family enterprise or in

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  • Know About Child Rights

    on Dec 20, 13 • in Child Rights, Magazine Issues, RIGHTS • with No Comments

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child defines basic rights of children covering multiple needs and issues. India endorsed it on December 11, 1992. The right to Education: 50% of Indian children aged 6-18 do not go to school. Dropout rates increase alarmingly in class III to V, its 50% for boys, 58% for girls. The right to Expression: Every child has a right to express himself freely in which ever way he likes. Majority of children however are exploited by their elders and not allowed to express. The right to Information: Every child

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