Ministry Of Women And Child Development

  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • 27 complaints of irregularities received in Integrated Child Development Scheme August 23, 2013

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Scheme during the last one year. The highest number of complaints were reported from Uttar Pradesh --11, Maharashtra reported four, three from Rajasthan, two each...
  • NCW rejects report | Watch: Defiant Nirmala speaks February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The differences within the NCW over Mangalore pub attack probe deepened on Friday with the Commission rejecting a report by one its members who had drawn the ire of a Union Minister but she retaliated by saying that she stood by her observations and would not step down. ...
  • Sex tourism, Incredible India's dark side September 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The tourism industry has earned $12 billion as foreign exchange for the country, but its growth in India is also making skeptics sit up and take a close look at its darker side – sex tourism. In fact the Ministry of Women and Child Development has commissioned a...
  • 'Surviving child abuse difficult, not impossible' November 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Today is World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. A crime many people don't want to hear or talk about, and which disgusts and frightens many others. “For many years I would write my diary. It was my best friend. But immediately I would tear off the pages,” says...
  • Malnutrition, an ugly reality of modern India October 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Hungry and helpless — malnutrition is still one ugly reality of modern day India and it seems as if things are not about to get better anytime soon. The third round of the National Family Health Survey carries a shocking report that over past six years, malnutrition in...
  • India 360: Kids not safe in India April 11, 2007

    One in every two children in India is sexually, physically or emotionally abused. Seventy per cent of abused children do not report it to anyone. Maternal and paternal uncles are the biggest culprits in most abuse cases Boys are as susceptible to abuse as girls Spare the rod and spoil the child – in...
  • Doc talk: Speak up on child abuse April 10, 2007

    The Government's first ever exhaustive report on child abuse contains shocking details. Exploring various forms of child abuse, the study has disturbing data to offer like more than half the children surveyed were sexually abused, often by their own relatives. Psychologist Dr Sonia Mehta spoke to CNN-IBN on what this...
  • Child abuse: How to sensitise kids April 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Hearing that your child has been sexually abused is every parent's nightmare. And compounding the problem is that victims of abuse internalise a lot of guilt because of the associated shame and rarely disclose that they have been abused. Child psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen says that the issue...
  • Govt says 53 pc kids abused April 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Within three months of the Nithari case, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has released the first ever report on child abuse. The study, which had a sample survey of over 17,000, comes with seriously disturbing data like children, both boys and girls, are abused by people...
  • 69 pc kids suffer abuse in India: Study April 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The ghastly practice of child abuse, contrary to the public perception, is as much rampant in India as it is in the west. A recent study reveals shocking figures with 69 per cent of children facing physical abuse and over 50 per cent suffering from one or more...