New centre aims to create awareness about adoption

Poverty coupled with lack of education, unemployment, child labour, homelessness, substance abuse, poor parenting skills, abuse and neglect, physical and mental health needs, community violence, inability to access resources are some of the reasons that children encounter every day.

Indian kids continue to be under-nourished: Nadda

The event was organised by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

This company gives six-month paid maternity leave

This company gives six-month paid maternity leave

Aiming to create an equitable work-life balance for employees, Telenor India has adopted a six-month paid maternity leave policy effective from January 1, 2016, a company statement said here on Tuesday.

Accusations because I tried breaking contractors lobby: Pankaja Munde

Accusations because I tried breaking contractors lobby: Pankaja Munde

 Accused of involvement in a 'scam' for clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore without inviting tenders, Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munda on Saturday shot back, claiming her efforts to break the hold of contractors' lobby on the Women and Child Development (WCD) Department had provoked such accusations.

First One-Stop Crisis Centre under Nirbhaya fund to be launched this month

 The first One-Stop Crisis Centre for women in distress out of the proposed 660 is set to be inaugurated in Chhattisgarh later this month under the Nirbhaya Fund.

21 officers willing to be deputed to DWCD: Police to Delhi HC

City police on Friday told Delhi High Court that 21 of its officers have agreed to go on deputation to the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) to deal with safety and security at juvenile homes.

Raj Govt making serious efforts to stop child marriage: Bhadel

Rajasthan Minister Anita Bhadel on Friday asked people to come forward and boycott child marriages to check such practice.

Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society

The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them.

'Tobacco, alcohol most common substances used by streetkids'

Tobacco and alcohol have been found to be most common substances used by street children, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi informed Parliament on Friday.

Maneka Gandhi for country-wide ban on cow, buffalo slaughter

Pitching for a country-wide ban on cow and buffalo slaughter, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Monday night said that it would be wrong to give a religious colour to such a move.

WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund

The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of Home Ministry, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gang-rape of December 16, 2012.

Haryana to create special fund for girls at district level: Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that special fund would be created at the district level for schemes and programmes for girls' welfare right from their childhood to education.

Women's safety remained a cause of concern in 2014

 Women's safety continued to be a burning issue in 2014 prompting Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry to propose amendments in a juvenile justice legislation besides announcing setting up of rape crisis centres across India.

Not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 yrs: Govt

The government on Thursday made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group.

'Reports on Maneka Gandhi's comments on Uttar Pradesh bypolls highly exaggerated'

Reports linking Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's remarks to Uttar Pradesh bypolls were "highly exaggerated and misinterpreted", her office said on Thursday, apparently seeking to clarify on the comments about her son Varun Gandhi.

No official complaint on 'love jihad' so far: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said her Ministry has not received any official complaint relating to 'love jihad', but as an MP she has been apprised of a few such cases.

Lowering juvenile age to curb offences doubtful prescription

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Menaka Gandhi`s suggestion to lower the juvenile age from 18 years to 16 so that those accused of heinous crimes such as rape can be punished instead of being sent to reform homes is an outdated proposition.

WCD Ministry Secretary shifted

Women and Child Development Secretary Nita Chowdhury, who courted controversy with several WCD ministry officials levelling charges of workplace harassment against, her has been transferred.

Man gets 10 yrs jail for sexually assaulting minor daughter

A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Delhi court for sexually assaulting his 11-year-old daughter in an inebriated condition.

Transgenders have remained untouchables in society: SC

Transgenders have remained "untouchables" with restricted access to facilities like education and much is needed to be done for them, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said.