The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed on the 15th of June every year to voice opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on elderly people. According to the United Nations (UN), around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse. It is predicted to rise as population’s age worldwide. Elder ..
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In the Pakistani city of Quetta, a deadly explosion killed at least 20 people and wounded another 40 in the latest attack on the minority community of Hazara in Quetta. Zia Langove, the provincial minister said, “Four or five of the wounded are in critical condition”. The Hazaras were buying the vegetables when the explosion ..
The Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD) is observed every year on 1st of March to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN. The days aims to tell people that nobody should be differentiated based on their HIV status, age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, language, geographical ..
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has brought out a booklet on cyber safety for school children to inform them about different aspects of cyber safety. The booklet, titled ‘A Handbook for Students on cyber Safety’, also deals with the problems of cyber bullying, cyber grooming and email fraud. It advises teenagers against accepting ..
The Government of India (GoI) has recently donated $300,000 for a peacekeeping initiative at the United Nations (UN) that will focus on issues of conduct along with sexual exploitation and abuse and help develop the capacity of future commanders and managers to lead by example. The programme will, over a period of three years, help ..
Amnesty International India launches Our Safety, Our Rights to create awareness among children to identify sexual abuse
On 16 August, the Amnesty International India (AII) has launched a new campaign “Our Safety, Our Rights” to create awareness among children to help them understand and identify sexual abuse. The campaign seeks to empower children to speak up and report sexual abuse without fear. The AII has collaborated with Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS), ..
Giving Construction Workers Their Due Construction workers form the country’s third largest employee base and fall in the unorganised or informal sector. India’s 45 million construction workers are evidently large in numbers, mostly migrant and almost totally ignored by the system at large. Measures taken to protect the interest of the construction workers The parliament ..
There is immense pressure on India from the U.S. to accede to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which is a multi-national treaty that seeks to protect children wrongfully removed by one of the parents from the custody of the other parent. A committee was set up by the Centre ..