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Marriage not ‘good enough’ to quash rape FIR, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court in a significant verdict that will have large implications on a large number of rape cases in India, said that marriage is not a “good enough” reason to quash an FIR for rape if both the offender and the victim decided to settle their dispute or got married.  The High Court ..

2019 edition of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed every year on July 30 to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. Human trafficking is a global problem and no country is immune to it. Millions of victims fall into the hands of ..

India donates 3 lakh Dollars for peacekeeping initiative of UN on issues of conduct & discipline

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 ..

Minal Patel Davis honoured with US Presidential award for Combating Human Trafficking

An Indian-American woman, Minal Patel Davis has been honoured with a Presidential award by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combating human trafficking in Houston. She is the special advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Davis was appointed to the post in July 2015 since then she ..

West Bengal rolls out “Swayangsiddha” to combat human trafficking

The West Bengal government has rolled out a scheme “Swayangsiddha” in different districts of the state to combat human trafficking. The aim of the scheme is to empower young boys and girls to make informed choices so that they are less vulnerable to trafficking and child marriage. Swayangsiddha, which means self-reliance, will be executed by ..

2018 World Day against Trafficking in Persons

The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed every year on July 30 to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. The 2018 theme “Responding to the trafficking of children and young people” highlights the fact that almost a 3rd of trafficking ..

Ministry of Women and Child Development launches #Childline1098 contest to spread awareness on human trafficking

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a contest “#Childline1098” to spread awareness on human trafficking and to mark the 2018 World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In it, people are invited to share images of the Childline 1098 logo that they spot at unique locations and send it with a tagline. The ..

North Korea tagged as “worst human trafficking nation” for 16th straight year

As per US State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, North Korea has been tagged “worst human trafficking nation” for the 16th straight year, citing the use of forced labour. North Korea has been included in the Tier 3 category, which is the lowest ranking, along with China, Russia and Iran. The report stated that ..