Child Rights
Calcutta  /  Published 23.11.20

Converse with adolescents on sexuality: Psychiatrist

Adults need to have more conversations with adolescents about matters related to sexuality, a psychiatrist said at a webinar organised to mark the International Child Rights Week (November 14-20). He...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.11.20

Calcutta sites #Goblue for child rights

The Covid pandemic raging across the globe has made it necessary for everyone — adults and children alike — to wear masks. But being masked does not mean one should be muted. “Child...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.10.20

Share food campaign this Puja

The state child rights commission, in association with puja committees, will spread awareness in the city on sharing food this festive season. The campaign, “Share Your Food”, is a joint ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.10.20

Music video celebrates girls' voices

A song that speaks of equal opportunities for girls will be part of the playlist at several Puja pandals in Calcutta. The song is part of a music video that was launched by the West Bengal Commission...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.10.20

Harder to stop child marriages

The prevention of child marriages has taken a hit during the pandemic. Teachers in the districts now don’t get to know if a girl has been married off as schools are closed. Earlier, they used t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 27.08.20

Time to marry: Proposal and lessons of Covid-19

In late June, a 15-year-old girl from East Midnapore in West Bengal alerted a non-governmental organization about her impending marriage. It had been arranged by her father who had lost his income bec...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Calcutta  /  Published 17.08.20

Children should be able to live freely

Independence is not just about hoisting the national flag. It should also mean an ability to think independently without fear, said those working with children. Children should be free from abuse, ch...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Lockdown toll: Children taken out of school

The lockdown abruptly announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thrown out of school at least one 10-year-old girl who dreamed to become a doctor and two teenage brothers of whom one aspired to be...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.20

Advisories for guardians and teachers

The state commission for protection of child rights has come up with an advisory for guardians asking them not to indulge in “inter-personal violence” in front of their children.The commission has...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.04.20

NCPCR notice to online platforms over child sexual abuse material

The apex child rights body, NCPCR, has issued a notice to Google, Twitter and WhatsApp to highlight its concern over increased traffic for child pornography from India through these platforms during l...
By PTI in New Delhi


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