children issues Current Affairs - 2020

One in every Three Child are Poisoned by Lead: UNICEF Report

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a recent report which is first of its kind published impact of lead on children’s health across the world. As per the recent report one in every three children is being poisoned by lead. What does the report say? World’s one-third child population which is nearly around 800 million Read More…

NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan Government

On January 4, 2020 National Human Rights Commission has sent notice to the Rajasthan Government over the death of more than 100 children in the state-run hospital in Kota, Rajasthan in the month of December alone. The commission seeks a detailed report on the reasons behind the death. Union Health Ministry has sent an expert Read More…

UNICEF Report: More than 1,70,000 violations against Children

On December 31, 2019, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released its annual report. The report stated that since 1989, the number of countries experiencing conflicts has increased and the attacks on children has increased as well. Highlights According to the report, the number of attacks on children since 2010 has increased three-fold. The agency Read More…

CRY Report on Crime against Children in India

The Child Rights and You recently released a report “How Vulnerable are Children in India to crime?” The report was based on the analysis of National Crime Records Bureau for 2016-17. The report says that the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states for crimes against children. There were over Read More…

WHO for first time releases guidelines on child sex abuse

The World Health Organisation (WHO) for first time has formulated clinical guidelines on responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. The guidelines are grounded in human rights standards and ethical principles. They will assist frontline health care providers — general practitioners, gynaecologists, nurses and others — who may directly receive victim of Read More…