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#India -Government schools: Lower caste students face acute discrimination

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013, 7:42 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA Hakeem Irfan Pic for representational purpose. – Nishant Ratnakar/DNA While the government may celebrate implementing Right to Education and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, ‘exclusionary and discriminatory’ practices are… Continue Reading →

The stolen children of India , who are sent for adoption abroad #mustread

Heart-rending story of parents seeking to get back children snatched from them and then sent for adoption abroad. Shaikh Azizur Rahman06 Nov 2013 Nagarani, right, and her husband Kathirvel, had their son stolen in 1999 [Shaikh Azizur Rahman /Al Jazeera]… Continue Reading →

Germany becomes the first European country to recognize ‘indeterminate sex ” #Gender

German passports will be able to have ‘X’ in gender field rather than ‘M’ or ‘F’ It comes after study called for better protection of rights of intersex people Figures show at least 150 intersex babies are born in Germany each… Continue Reading →

#India – Right to Education- Elementary failure #mustread #mustshare

Author(s): Jitendra @jitendrachoube1 , Alok Gupta @alok227 , M Suchitra, Akshay Deshmane @DeshmaneAkshay , Aparna Pallavi @AparnaPallavi1  Sep 30, 2013 | downtoearth Since the Right To Education Act came into force on April 1, 2010, India has been witnessing an experiment that involves parents in enforcing a fundamental right—right to elementary education…. Continue Reading →

Mumbai Police Circular on Sexual Offences Against Women and Children #Vaw #mustshare

  RAHAT is a collaboration between Women and Child Development and Majlis Legal Centre to provide Socio-Legal Support to Victims Sexual Assault. In order to achieve this objective RAHAT has collaborated with Mumbai Police. One of our initiatives was to draft… Continue Reading →

#India – Narendra Modi’s Gujarat has 44% malnourished children

  By Newzfirst Bureau8/16/13 New Delhi – The recent information furnished by the Union Government reveals that 44.6% percent children under the age of 5 in Gujarat are malnourished. It also states that 36.3 percent of women between the age-group… Continue Reading →

Role of America in Mid Day Meal Deaths in India #mustshare

Thanks for the Pesticides, America! By Evan Mascagni, Salon 11 August 13 fter eating a school lunch that was made with cooking oil tainted with the toxic pesticide monocrotophos, 23 Indian children were recently killed. While the media has highlighted… Continue Reading →

#India – Police Brutality Against Agitators At Kathikudam

By Countercurrents.org 21 July, 2013 At least 20 people, including women and children were injured when police attacked peaceful protesters agitating against Nitta Gelatin India Limited (NGIL) at Kathikudam, in Thrissur district of Kerala in South India. Police went on… Continue Reading →

Every second child in Gujarat under age of five years undernourished

UNICEF says Gujarat social indicators not keeping pace with economic development Says almost every second child in Gujarat under age of five years undernourished and three out of four are anaemic BS Reporter  |  Ahmedabad  Chief minister Narendra Modi who has been projecting Gujarat model… Continue Reading →

# India-Child threatened over homework dies after suicide attempt

A ten-year-old boy who immolated himself in Bijapur succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. The fourth standard student was reportedly depressed because his teacher had threatened to punish him if he did not do his homework. The child was admitted… Continue Reading →

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