Sexual Exploitation Current Affairs - 2020

June 2: International Sex Workers Day

Every year, International Sex Workers Day is observed on June 2. The day is being marked to spread awareness on rights of sex workers so that they can lead a life of respect. Why June 2? On June 2, 1975, around 100 sex workers gathered near Saint-Nizier Church in France. They gathered to express their Read More…

NCRB report on women and child trafficking: Mumbai and Kolkata highest

In 2011, the Supreme Court had constituted a panel to submit its report on children and women trafficking. The panel submitted its report in 2019. It had recommended NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) to compile data on missing children and women trafficking. The key findings of the report prepared by NCRB is as follows Findings Read More…

US: 25,000 Child porn cases in 5 months in India; Rajya Sabha panel report on child porn

On January 28, 2020, a non-profit organization in the US called the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) said that over 25,000 cases of child pornography have been uploaded in 5 months in India. The data has been shared by the organization with the National Crime Records Bureau. Highlights The Home Ministry has Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet clears Disha Bill

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on December 11, 2019 cleared the Disha Bill that proposed harsh punishment for crimes against women. Disha bill is also known as the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) bill. Key Features The act provides harsh punishments to those who did heinous crimes against women. The decision was taken to protect women Read More…

UNSC Votes to end Peacekeeping Operations in Haiti

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously voted for the resolution to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on October 15. The resolution also called for establishing a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in Haiti situated in Latin America. UN Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti U.N. Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti Read More…