Child abuse Current Affairs, GK & News

June 4: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Every year, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is celebrated on June 4. The day was established in 1982 and is marked by the United Nations. Highlights The day is being marked to acknowledge the pain suffered by the children throughout the world. The day speaks about the agony of the young innocent ..

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US: 25,000 Child porn cases in 5 months in India; Rajya Sabha panel report on child porn

On January 28, 2020, a non-profit organization in the US called the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) said that over 25,000 cases of child pornography have been uploaded in 5 months in India. The data has been shared by the organization with the National Crime Records Bureau. Highlights The Home Ministry has ..

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UNICEF Report: More than 1,70,000 violations against Children

On December 31, 2019, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released its annual report. The report stated that since 1989, the number of countries experiencing conflicts has increased and the attacks on children has increased as well. Highlights According to the report, the number of attacks on children since 2010 has increased three-fold. The agency ..

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Union Cabinet approves Amendment in POCSO Act of 2012

The Union Cabinet has recently approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children. To discourage the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent, Section-4, Section-5 and Section-6 are proposed to be amended to provide the ..

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Draft Child Protection Policy

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has placed the draft Child Protection Policy on its website and invited comments from stakeholders. Child protection was a grey area in policy making and it was only a part of the broader National Child Policy, 2013. This would be a first ever policy attempt in the arena ..

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