THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
20 February 2017
Children
CHILD-LED SURVEY
When children think abuse is ‘normal’

A new child-led survey has documented the types of violence children in Maharashtra are exposed to. Alka Gadgil reports the important findings from the survey.

Society

CHILD ABUSE IN KERALA
Legislation to safeguard children fails to protect them Post-POCSO Act, reporting of child sexual abuse cases have rocketed in Kerala, but conviction rates remain dismal. State government and judiciary lack the infrastructure to ensure justice for victims, finds Navya P K. Navya is reporting on child labour in Kerala for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Justice Kerala
KERALA'S CHILDREN
Schooling the children of migrant labourers As more poor migrant children face exploitation in Kerala, some schools are coming up with ways to enroll and retain them. A few schools now have more migrant than local students, Navya P K points out. Navya is reporting on child labour in Kerala for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Child Labour Education
KERALA’S PLIGHT - III
Rescued child labourers - institutionalised or forgotten Kerala lacks a system to rehabilitate migrant child labourers. Navya P K finds out how rescued children are sent off to their home districts, and then forgotten. This is the concluding part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Child Labour Labour Issues Kerala
KERALA'S PLIGHT - II
Ineffective implementation of child labour laws Cases on child labour or trafficking are rarely filed by the labour department and police. Even when cases are filed, offenders get away quickly. Navya P K reports. This is the second part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Child Labour Labour Issues Kerala
KERALA'S PLIGHT
The rise of migrant child labour This is the first part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya P K, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Child Labour Labour Issues Kerala
CLPR AMENDMENT ACT
A progressive framework diluted by chicanery It is tragic that the new Amendment to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 2016, which has a seemingly progressive framework, has been largely diluted by chicanery, opines Kathyayini Chamaraj.
Child Labour Labour Issues
NUTRITION FOR CHILDREN
Upholding the rights of a child On Constitution Day, E S Ramamurthy describes how our government is failing in its primary duties of raising the level of nutrition and the improvement of public health as prescribed in our Constitution and thereby creating a nation of malnourished children.
Food Security
MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN
Malnutrition - A national disgrace When malnutrition among children is widespread, the government is slashing funds allocated to the mid day meal scheme that covers most of the vulnerable children. Questioning this approach of the government, E S Ramamurthy started a petition to raise the funding for mid-day meals to cover minimum nutritional needs of a child.
Food Security Child Health
SCHOOL EDUCATION
When schools and parents clash Lack of open communication between parents and school authorities is diminishing trust and respect between them. This in turn has caused many unfortunate incidents that could have been avoided, reports Puja Awasthi.
Education U.P.
REMEMBERING DR KALAM
The Other Side of Dr Kalam E S Ramamurthy, founder of Sikshana Foundation, Bangalore fondly remembers the time he spent with the late Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
People
WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
Let’s hear our children first! Bengaluru-based The Concerned for Working Children believes that while ending child labour is a worthy goal, preventing children from all work without hearing them out on their actual circumstances could be a big mistake. Eden Ezsak spoke to Kavita Ratna of the CWC some time back.
People Laws Society
CYBER SAFETY
Keeping your child safe in the age of the Internet It’s a big, bad world out there on the social network and a recent study finds nearly 73 percent of urban children aged 8 to 13 active on such sites. Supriya Unni Nair tries to understand the role of adult influencers in keeping the children safe online.
Laws Media Society
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