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Social norms biggest challenge in <strong>child</strong> rights: UNICEF

Social norms biggest challenge in child rights: UNICEF

23 Nov 2014

Kolkata: Prevailing social norms such as early marriage and child labour are the biggest challenge in implementing child rights in the country, a UNICEF official said.

UNICEF,   State of the World's Children Report,   David Mcloughlin,  Convention on Rights of The Child,   CRC,   ,  
Nobel laureate Satyarthi appeals to MPs to pass Bill banning <strong>child</strong> labour

Nobel laureate Satyarthi appeals to MPs to pass Bill banning child labour

22 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament's Winter Session, Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi appealed to all the MPs to ensure passage of a Bill seeking complete ban on child labour.

Nobel laureate,   Satyarthi,   Satyarthi appeals to MPs,   pass Bill,   banning child labour,   child labour,   child education,  
United Nations moves to prevent <strong>child</strong> marriage

United Nations moves to prevent child marriage

22 Nov 2014

United Nations: The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice.

United Nations,   prevent child marriage,   government,   India,   UN resolution,  ,  ,  ,  ,   ,  
National policy on girl <strong>child</strong> needed: Report

National policy on girl child needed: Report

20 Nov 2014

New Delhi: A national policy should be formulated to guide all laws, policies and programmes directed at the girl child, a new report said on Wednesday.

National policy,   policy on girl child,   Report,   girl child,   ,  
Innovate to address children's problems, says Unicef

Innovate to address children's problems, says Unicef

20 Nov 2014

United Nations: The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Thursday called for addressing the most pressing problems facing children and driving innovations for the most disadvantaged ones.

children's problems,   Unicef,   United Nations Children's Fund,   Rights of the Child,   United Nations General Assembly,   Child Rights,  
I want to be a <strong>child</strong> again: Amitabh Bachchan

I want to be a child again: Amitabh Bachchan

18 Nov 2014

Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday went nostalgic as he recalled his growing-up years, saying he wants to be a child once again.

Amitabh Bachchan,   Big B,   Open Tee Bioscope,   Shoojit Sircar,   Piku,   ,  
Make gender equality an international mass movement, says Maneka

Make gender equality an international mass movement, says Maneka

20 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has called for making gender equality an international mass movement, saying it should go beyond being a mere slogan.

Union Minister,   Maneka Gandhi,   Gender equality,   Mass movement,   ESCAP,   Child Development,  
<strong>Child</strong> mortality gap narrows in developing world: Study

Child mortality gap narrows in developing world: Study

10 Nov 2014

Washington: The child-mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in a majority of more than 50 developing countries, a new Stanford study has found. This convergence was mostly driven by the fact that child-mortality rates declined the fastest among the poorest families.

child-mortality gap,   poorest and wealthiest,   50 developing countries,   Stanford study,   rates declined,   fastest among the poorest families,  
Gender inequality undermining India's progress: Government report

Gender inequality undermining India's progress: Government report

18 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Deep-rooted gender inequalities continue to undermine India's potential to translate economic growth into inclusive development, according to a government report which highlighted the inequality found in the education system.

gender inequalities,   undermining India's potential,   translate economic growth into inclusive development,   operates in India across all classes,   Union Women and Child Development Minister,   Maneka Gandhi,   Asian and Pacific Conference,   empowerment of women ,  
First Japan-linked <strong>child</strong> returns home under abduction treaty

First Japan-linked child returns home under abduction treaty

12 Nov 2014

Tokyo: The Japanese government has helped return a boy to his German home in the first such case since adopting an international treaty on cross-border child custody disputes, an official said on Wednesday.

Japanese government,   return a boy,   German home,   first such case,   international treaty,   cross-border,   child custody disputes,  

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