Forceful Sex by relatives – Do we Have Laws in India to Protect the Victims?

By at 19 February, 2010, 12:34 am

Orphans In Kabul

A few days back I read that a father had impregnated his 15 year old daughter. His wife was aware of his acts. But she couldn’t do anything to protect her daughter. She was continuously threatened by her husband. When questioned by the police she confessed that she said she supported him because she was financially incapable. She was convinced that this was the best way to protect her daughter’s future and family’s reputation. On knowing the truth the society could have abandoned the daughter and the family (which more Read More

Can We Do Something About Child Abuse This Children’s Day?

By at 14 November, 2009, 1:28 pm

Incidence Of AIDS In Indonesia's Papua Province On The Rise

14 November, the birthday of Jawahar Lal Nehru is celebrated every year as children’s day nation wide. There are programmes and events organised in various schools of the country. This year even multinationals like GOOGLE organised a doodle competition of the young artists.

This certainly doesn’t seem enough. Organizing competitions at school or national level or declaring it a holiday would only give children some happy moments. It however ignores the happiness of those who are constantly deprived of it.

Poverty in the more Read More