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2017 International Day of Girl Child (IDGC)

The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) is celebrated every year on October 11 to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The 2017 theme “ EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises” marks the beginning of a year-long effort to ..

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World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is observing from August 1st to 7th

The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is observed every year from August 1st to 7th to focus attention on the important aspect of promotion and support of breastfeeding. The 2017 theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”. To intensify the efforts for promotion of breastfeeding in India, the Union Health Ministry has initiated a nationwide programme called “MAA-Mother’s ..

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Government of India enacts Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006

The Government of India enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006, which will bring all the States and Union Territories of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir under its purview. The Act is also enforceable to all citizens of India without and beyond India. As per the PCMA 2006, every child ..

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Government of India enacts Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006

The Government of India enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006, which will bring all the States and Union Territories of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir under its purview. The Act is also enforceable to all citizens of India without and beyond India. As per the PCMA 2006, every child ..

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Highest Newborn Deaths in India: WHO

Recently, World Health Organization, Save the Children and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has released the most comprehensive newborn death estimates so far — covering all 193 countries and spanning 20 years. Here is some finding relevant to India: India has recorded a 33% drop in newborn deaths between 1990 and 2009. ..

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