Multi-Sectoral Programme To Address Maternal And Child Under-Nutrition

Malnutrition

The Union Cabinet on September 24 approved the proposal for implementation of the multi-sectoral programme to address the maternal and child under-nutrition in 200 high burden districts in the 12th Five Year Plan. The multi-sectoral nutrition programme would address the maternal and child malnutrition in 200 high burden districts by bringing together various … [Read more...]

Dhanlakshmi-Conditional Cash Transfer For Girl Child

Cash Transfer For Girl Child

The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched “Dhanalakshmi”“a Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme for Girl Child with Insurance Cover (CCT)” on a pilot basis in March, 2008. Under the scheme, cash transfers are made to the family of the girl child (preferably the mother) on fulfilling certain specific conditionalities related to birth and … [Read more...]

Scheme For Combating Trafficking: Ujjawala

Scheme For Combating Trafficking

“Ujjawala”, a comprehensive scheme to combat human trafficking with special focus on children and women was launched by the Ministry of women And Child Development on 4th December, 2007 and is being implemented mainly through NGOs. The Scheme has five components — Prevention, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-Integration and Repatriation of trafficked victims … [Read more...]

Women Empowerment And Livelihood Programme In Mid Gangetic Plains – ‘Priyadarshini’

Pridarshini Project

The Ministry Of Women and Child Development is administering International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted pilot project namely Women's Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme in the Mid Gangetic Plains in 13 blocks spread over 5 districts in Uttar Pradesh and 2 districts in Bihar. The Programme aims at holistic empowerment (economic and … [Read more...]

Support To Training & Employment Programme for Women

STEP Programme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been administering the Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) as a Central Sector Scheme since 1986-87, to ensure sustainable employment and income generation for marginalized and assetless rural and urban women across the country. The unique feature of STEP is its integrated package … [Read more...]

National Policy For Children

National Policy For Children 2012

The first National Policy for Children, 1974 recognised that programmes for children should find prominent place in national plans and laid emphasis on equal opportunities for the development of all children during the period of growth and development. The National Charter for Children, 2003 adopted on 9th February 2004, emphasized the need for State … [Read more...]

The Juvenile Justice (Care And Protection Of Children) Amendment Bill, 2010

Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill

Current Status: Passed; Lok Sabha passed it on August 29, 2011; Rajya Sabha on August 19, 2011 Ministry: Women and Child Development The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2010 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on November 16, 2010 by the Minister of State Shrimati Krishna Tirath for the Ministry of Women and Child … [Read more...]

Gender Budgeting In India

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The way Government budgets allocate resources has the potential to transform gender inequalities. Looking to the huge potential of Government budgets to make positive changes in gender dimensions of society, in recent years, Gender Budgeting, as a tool, has been propagated at national and international levels. Gender Budgeting is a process that entails … [Read more...]

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POCSO Act – Providing Child-Friendly Judicial Process

Child Abuse

India is home to the largest child population in the world, with almost 42 per cent of the total population under eighteen years of age. Needless to say, the health and security of the country’s children is integral to any vision for its progress and development. One of the issues marring this vision for the country’s future generations is the evil of … [Read more...]

Measures For Reducing MMR and IMR

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Maternal death is defined by the WHO as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) represents the risk … [Read more...]