Assam: Nobel peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi to launch campaign from Guwahati for child rights!

Assam: Nobel peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi to launch campaign from Guwahati for child rights!

GUWAHATI, September 3, 2017: Nobel peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will launch the northeast leg of the Bharat Yatra from Guwahati to Siliguri on September 22. Bharat Yatra, a campaign to create awareness for making India a country safe for children, is set to be flagged off from Kanyakumari on September 11 before culminating in New Delhi on October 16. The Children’s […]

Enormous amount of Child trafficking in Northeast: Meneka

Enormous amount of Child trafficking in Northeast: Meneka

SHILLONG: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi today said there is an enormous amount of trafficking of children in the North Eastern states and called for appointment of special women protection volunteer in every village to provide a link between the police and those in distress. “There is enormous amount of trafficking […]

Meghalaya to host meet on child adoption

Meghalaya to host meet on child adoption

SHILLONG: Over 400 delegates from various parts of the northeastern states will participate in a day-long conference in Meghalaya on Monday to strengthen the norms for child adoption in the region, an official statement said. The conference, to be inaugurated by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in Shillong, is also being conducted to familiarise […]

Five-year-old raped by Police constable

Five-year-old raped by Police constable

GUWAHATI: A five-year-nine-month-old girl was allegedly raped by a police constable Bhaskar Jyoti Kalita, 35, son of Radha Kanta Kalita at their rented house in Police Reserve,Diphu (Karbi Anglong). A case has been filed against the culprit by the victim’s father. Police reported that the heinous incident took place around 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday when […]

Are our children really free?

Are our children really free?

SHILLONG: Children’s Day also means celebrating every child’s right, but does every child in Meghalaya receive that right? This day does not only mean singing and dancing, gifts and presents, food and refreshment. Let’s not forget that this day is celebrated in honour of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlai Nehru simply for his love […]

Two Day State Level Workshop on Child Rights inaugurated

Two Day State Level Workshop on Child Rights inaugurated

SHILLONG: Meghalaya State Child Protection Society & the District Child Protection Unit, Social Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya, organized a Two Day State Level Workshop on Child Rights, Child Protection, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2000 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) at State Convention Hall, Shillong, which was inaugurated […]

Meghalaya: Awareness Programme on Children and Women’s Rights held

Meghalaya: Awareness Programme on Children and Women’s Rights held

SHILLONG: A One Day Awareness programme on Children and Women’s Rights organized by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR), Meghalaya, State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), Meghalaya, Women Cell of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, Round India Table supported by Shillong Round Table -252 in collaboration with the Social Welfare Department, Meghalaya was held today at St. Anthony’s College […]

Campaign kick-starts over amendment to Child Labour Bill

Campaign kick-starts over amendment to Child Labour Bill

SHILLONG: Voicing resentment over the latest amendments to the Child Labour Amendment Bill, 2012, approved by the Union Cabinet on May 13, young children in the city under the banner of Child Right Movement have started a campaign. The latest amendment allows children less than 14 years to work in non-hazardous industries run by family, […]