UN concerned over child rights violations in Afghanistan

The UN has expressed concern over violation of children`s rights, including their recruitment by armed groups, in Afghanistan.

Lowering the age of juvenile is against child rights: NCPCR

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) today opposed the Women and Child Development ministry`s proposal for lowering the age of a juvenile from 18 to 16, calling it "against child rights".

Every 2nd child malnourished, but few parties promise solution

Every second child in India is malnourished, but the issue does not feature high on the priority list of most parties with only five of the 10 major political outfits in the country making a mention of the matter in their election manifestos ahead of Lok Sabha polls, according to a report.

SC notice on discrimination against HIV children

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and all state governments on a petition seeking framing of guidelines to ensure that there is no discrimination against HIV positive children during school admissions.

Child rights panel summons Maharashtra officials

The national child rights panel Monday summoned Maharashtra government officials for failing to respond to queries on issues related to children`s deaths due to suspected malnourishment.

Education to be focus of meeting on child rights

Early childhood education, adolescence and urbanisation and child rights would be focus of a meeting on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights.

Saraswathy Rangasamy appointed chairperson of commission

The Tamil Nadu Government Tuesday night appointed Saraswathi Rangasamy as the chairperson of the Tamil Nadu commission for protection of child rights.

`Welfare homes themselves violate child rights`

The institutions responsible for the welfare of children themselves violate child rights, activist Swami Agnivesh said.

Child rights panel mulls action on girl`s blinding

The 14-year-old Dalit girl was attacked Friday in Gursahaiganj in Kannauj district, about 180 km from Lucknow.

Govt asks child rights body to probe AIIMS abuse case

The government asked the country`s leading child rights body to probe sexual abuse of a minor boy allegedly by a doctor at AIIMS even as the police were yet to make any arrest in connection with the case.

75 cases of child abuse reported this year

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has received 75 cases of child abuse upto October 31.

Vatican child rights report 13 years overdue: UN

The Vatican has faced claims that it has covered up clerical sex abuse.