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Zero Discrimination Day observed all over the world

On March 1, 2020, Zero Discrimination Day was observed globally. The day was observed to challenge discrimination and inequality faced by women and girls. It aims to protect rights of women and promote their empowerment and gender equality. This year the day was observed under the theme Theme: Zero Discrimination against Women and Girls Highlights ..

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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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Group of Ministers report on legal framework to prevent sexual harassment

On January 19, 2020, the Group of Ministers headed by Home Minister Amit Shah finalized its report to change the legal framework that will help prevent sexual harassment of women at work places. Highlights The Group of Ministers was constituted in October 2018 after the “Me Too” campaign. The group was reconstituted under the Home ..

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Law Ministry to set up fast track courts after data on POCSO from HCs

The data from the High Courts across the country say that more than 96% of 1,66,882 rape trials registered under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) are pending. After receiving the data, law ministry has drawn comprehensive plans to fast track disposal of pending rape cases within a year. The plan is to ..

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Parliament passes Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Parliament passed Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to provide stricter punishments for child sex abuse. It was first passed by Rajya Sabha on July 24, 2019 and then by Lok Sabha on August 1, 2019. The Bill amends Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012 which provides legal framework ..

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Government of India reconstitutes Group of Ministers (GoM) on sexual harassment at workplace

The Government of India (GoM) has reconstituted the Group of Ministers (GoM), under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, looking after the issues of how to prevent sexual harassment at workplace and strengthen legal frameworks. The other members of the reconstituted GoM are: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and ..

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