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After anonymous tip, Childline stops a 17-year-old girl from being married off to settle father's financial woes

According to sources, due to the illness of the victim's father, family members had planned to arrange a marriage for the minor girl with a 25-year-old man

Published on 14th May 2019
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After Big B and Messi, 19-year-old Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan gets rare recognition as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

She is the youngest UNICEF Ambassador and is one of the few people to not have a glam tag attached to it. She is currently studying in England along with other Syrian refugee kids who were rescued

Published on 20th June 2017
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Brave girls of West Bengal's Purulia lead by example, fight child marriage

The female literacy rate in the district is an abysmal 50.52 per cent, a figure much lower than the state average of 70.54 per cent

Published on 21st September 2018
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Child Grooms: Around 115 million underage boys married off, says UNICEF report

Of these, 1 in 5 children, or 23 million, were married before the age of 15. Using data from 82 countries, the study reveals that child marriage among boys is prevalent across a range of countries

Published on 7th June 2019
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Chuppi Tod app launched in Bihar against child marriage, sexual harassment

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the first openly gay prince in India, also lauded the Chuppi Tod strategy and said that he missed the much needed safe space being provided

Published on 19th December 2018
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Everything you need to know about the Indian Documentary Film Festival of Bhubaneswar

There will be as many as 31 movies which will be screened at the Indian Documentary Film Festival of Bhubaneswar which is right around the corner 

Published on 23rd September 2019
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Four residential schools being proposed in tribal areas of Krishnagiri

The RSTCs are also expected to prevent children from dropping out, discourage child marriages, the practice of child labour and to uplift the status of tribal people in the hilly areas

Published on 4th September 2018
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How Revathi Radhakrishnan went from cinema to educating tribal children is inspiring

We spoke to Revathi Radhakrishnan of Vanavil Trust, which imparts quality education to tribal children in order to integrate them into the mainstream without compromising on their cultural identity

Published on 13th November 2019
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How Sitavva Jodatti has been saving girls from becoming Devadasis in Karnataka for 21 years

Dedicated as a Devadasi at 7, Sitava Jodatti broke the barriers and now runs an NGO MASS to rehabilitate Devadasis and their children

Published on 23rd July 2018
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I didn't have money to buy books, says Jabna Chauhan who became the youngest sarpanch of the country at 22

No political background. No financial support. No alliances. Yet today, this former news anchor from Himachal Pradesh is India's youngest sarpanch and gets to boss around colleagues twice her age

Published on 3rd October 2017
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In Bengal, girls get equal opportunities for education with respect to boys

In achieving these results, schemes like Kanyashree and Sabuj Sathi, both of which were conceived by the visionary Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, have played a big role

Published on 24th November 2018
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India's neglect of children keeps it from becoming a role model for their growth: UNICEF

An official said it was also heartening that in many parts of the country, children were taking a lead in becoming part of missions like the Swachh Bharat mission

Published on 24th November 2017
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Indonesia revises marriage law, 19 is now the minimum age for girls to get married

The previous minimum marriage age was 16 for girls and 19 for boys, and if parents wanted to authorise younger girls for marriage, there was no minimum age

Published on 18th September 2019
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Kozhikode leading in cases of child abuse : Childline report

The district Childline has prepared a report and a vulnerability map of cases registered in the Corporation, seven municipalities and 70 grama panchayats in the district.

Published on 21st May 2018
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Lavanya Gudelli from Hyderabad is bringing the change that she wished to see in the world. Here's how

Hyderabad-based Lavanya Gudelli also initiated a Changemaker's Club where youngsters meet and talk about burning issues once in three months 

Published on 2nd September 2019

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