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WCD enlightens UN Experts on prevention, protection and rehabilitation aspects of India’s Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan

UN human rights experts had recently aired a few doubts on the  Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018  passed in the Lok Sabha last week. According to the latest updates,  the UN human rights experts have expressed arguments over the measures contained in the Trafficking of persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 stating that it is ...

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India’s first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children launched on eve of World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Its will now be easy to help children in need as India’s first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children launched on eve of World Day against Trafficking in Persons. In fact, The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a contest, Childline1098, inviting people to share images of the Childline 1098 logo that they spot at unique locations and send it ...

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MWCD report on ‘Women in Prisons’ focuses on rehab and advocates bail to women inmates having served 1/3rd of sentence

With a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations- Report on ‘Women in Prisons’ launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development proposes amendment in bail laws and aims at changing the way prison administration perceives women inmates. Pic for representation purposes only

As per most recent data available from the end of 2015, there are 4,19,623 persons in jail in India, of which, 17,834 (about 4.3%) are women. Of these, 11,916 (66.8%) are undertrial prisoners. In India, an analysis of prison statistics at five-year intervals reveals an increasing trend in the number of women prisoners – from 3.3% of all prisoners in ...

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India initiates accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) 2018, hosts 10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in India

J.P. Nadda releasing the Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) 2018 for India, at the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), in New Delhi on June 13, 2018.
	The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey and other dignitaries are also seen.

 Lymphatic Filariasis  (LF) or commonly known as Elephantiasis is one of the oldest and most debilitating neglected disease, which is currently endemic in 73 countries of the world, including India. LF disease is caused mainly by Wuchereria Bancrofti and spread by Culex mosquito. This mosquito grows in dirty accumulated water. The disease affects the poorest population in society, particularly those ...

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WCD on eve of International Yoga Day 2018 highlights Yoga @ workplace adds to health and productivity: Are Modern day HR’s listening?

International Yoga Day 2018: #YogaFor9to5

Women now have even more reasons to participate in the International Yoga Day 2018, as Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched ‘#YogaFor9to5’: A contest focused on generating awareness regarding benefits of Yoga at Workplace for Women. The said contest invites self-demonstration Videos & Pictures of Yoga Asanas being practiced during office hours. “The idea is to make people aware ...

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Ayush and Indian Menopause Society developing Yoga protocol for 40 Plus women; preparations for International Yoga Day 2018 @ Dehradun in top gear

IDY 2018

Around 150 Health Editors and media persons from National, Regional and International media organisations gathered in New Delhi to be part of the Third Edition of Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga ahead of India’s mega event:  International Day of Yoga 2018, which this year will be held at Dehradun- Uttarakhand . The Third Edition of Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga was inaugurated ...

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India to make affordable sanitary napkins available at nationwide Janaushadhi Kendras

The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilisers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya launching the ‘Janaushadhi Suvidha - Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins’ under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)’, in New Delhi on June 04, 2018.
	The Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri Sitanshu R. Kar and other dignitaries are also seen.

According to the National Family Health Survey 2015-16, about 58 percent of women aged between 15 to 24 years use locally prepared napkins, sanitary napkins and tampons. Further, about 78 percent women in urban areas use hygienic methods of protection during menstrual period; only 48 percent women in rural areas have access to clean sanitary napkins. To address this challenging ...

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ALIMCO maiden camp to help specially abled and senior citizens in South Sikkim

The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal with the beneficiaries, at the ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’, at Namchi, in South Sikkim on May 30, 2018.

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar attended ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir‘ a mega free distribution camp, which included allocation of Assistive Aids and Appliances under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) to senior citizens of the BPL category and to Divyangjan under ADIP scheme of Government of India (GoI) at Community Hall,  Namchi in Sikkim on 30th May 2018. The ...

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ESIC mulls pan India Dispensary cum Branch Offices and will start Nursing Internship Program

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C), Santosh Kumar Gangwar chairing the 174th meeting of the ESIC, in New Delhi on May 29, 2018. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Heeralal Samariya and other dignitaries are also seen.

Some very important decisions were taken towards improvements in service delivery mechanism of ESIC in 174th meeting of ESI Corporation in New Delhi on 29 May 2018 under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C). To strengthen medical services in all the districts of the country, the decision for opening of one ESIC Dispensary cum Branch ...

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Victorious Indian Wheelchair Cricket Team motivates persons with disabilities to build and showcase own unique talent and physical abilities

Indian Wheelchair Cricket team won the first of its kind and which not only inculcated a positive attitude among Persons with Disabilities but also provided a platform to show case their talent and physical abilities. Seen in the picture is the victorious team calling on Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand  Gehlot in his office

The victorious ‘Indian Wheelchair Cricket Team’ met Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand  Gehlot in his office on 9 May 2018. The Indian Wheelchair Cricket team beat Bangladesh in three-matches Wheelchair Cricket Series 2018 by 2-0 held at University of Dhaka stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gehlot tweeted, “The Indian Wheelchair Cricket Warriors outshine Bangladesh in the 2nd International T-20 Wheelchair Cricket Match Series ...

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Indian toilet holds natural advantage over Western toilet seat?

A trip to the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets at Sulabh Gram in Delhi very well can help one understand the history of sanitation practices from across the world. Pic Courtesy: Sulabh International

The modern World has brought homogeneity in various forms be it fast food, fast pace stressed lives or increase in lifestyle ailments. One of the key facilitating factors in the onset of lifestyle disease is the erosion of the original culture or local ethos. In India, where PM Modi has put underway- world’s biggest sanitation drive named Swach Bharat Abhiyan ...

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WHO on World Malaria Day 2018 gives call to be “Ready to beat Malaria”; India puts into motion a high level review meeting on control of vector borne diseases

World Malaria Day 2018 India picture on theme of Ready to beat Malaria- wmd2018-india-photo Ready to beat Malaria. Pic Courtesy: WHo

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. If diagnosed and treated timely, it is treatable and curable. WHO joins partner organisations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. The chosen theme “Ready to beat Malaria” underscores the collective energy and commitment of ...

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