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Maneka supports MP CM’s decision against eggs in school food

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has found a powerful supporter in his decision against eggs. Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi  has come out in support of

Maneka unveils modern anganwadi in Haryana

Those clumsy images of anganwadis may soon be replaced by modern anganwadis. To enhance and uplift the image of anganwadis, the ministry of women and child development, in a first-of-its-kind publi

Maneka goes for virtual world on #100women initiatives

Union minister for women & child development Maneka Gandhi is taking to social media to interact with people on the issue of #100Women Initiative contest launched by her ministry.  This in

How not to save the girl child

The Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act of 1994 goes by the premise that non-disclosure of gender of an unborn child will ensure prevention of female foeticide. Union mi

Maneka Gandhi`s u-turn on marital rape

Women and child development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi feels the time has come to consider criminalising marital rape in the country. Replying to a question whether there is a need to criminalise

Kerala rape case probe bungled: Maneka Gandhi

The investigation into the horrific rape and murder of a young woman in Kerala has been “bungled”, said women and child development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday as she unveil

Draft bill calls for a law to deal with human trafficking

In an attempt to ensure that a trafficked victim does not face legal hassles once rescued, the ministry of women and child development (WCD) has released a draft ‘Trafficking of Persons (Prev

Maneka urges to remove father’s name for single-mothers children’s passport

Maneka Gandhi has requested minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj that for passports of children being raised by single mothers should be allowed to exclude their father`s name.

Anti-trafficking legislation in parliament soon: Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi, minister of women and child development, on Monday said that the government will soon bring an anti-trafficking legislation in the parliament, the draft of which is ready.

Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh Prabhu on disabled woman’s petition

An online petition prompted union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi to help facilitate comfortable train travel for a wheelchair bound woman. Recently, the petition

447 false dowry cases lodged in 2014

A total of 447 and 361 cases were reported in which final report ended as false under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 during 2014 and 2015 respectively, union minister Maneka Gandhi infor

India looking at legalising marijuana for medical purposes

Over centuries, marijuana in some form or other has been used in India. Its use was made illegal in 1985. That decision, which is now over 30-years old, is being revisited, with the government lo

Have women as drivers/conductors in school buses: Maneka Gandhi

Have women employees as the support staff and bus drivers/conductors in schools and screen educational films on child sexual abuse, suggested union minister Maneka Gandhi.  

All you need to know about anti-trafficking bill

“Thousands of children are transported through railways. Last year only we received more than four crore calls in our childcare helpline… How can we stay silent when children and women

The police whistle and the song of caged birds

After almost a decade of deliberations, the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, was passed by the Lok Sabha in July. It is a bill that has sparked debat

A bill of contention

In July, the Lok Sabha passed the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018. This umbrella legislation aims to combat all forms of trafficking, whatever the pu



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