Articles about Ministry of Women and Child Development
17 May 2021
Government to rehabilitate children orphaned due to COVID-19
The government has laid out a procedure to rehabilitate children who lost their parents to COVID-19.
12 Jun 2019
Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak
Bihar has been reeling under an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 53 children in the past 10 days.
08 Mar 2019
#WomensDay: WCD, MSDE sign agreement to provide skills-training to women
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) and the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry (MSDE) entered into an agreement to provide skills training and employment to women.
26 Jan 2019
Caught-on-camera: Congress minister fails to read Republic Day speech
In a rather embarrassing situation for Congress, Imarti Devi, the state Union and Child Development Minister of Congress, was unable to read the Republic Day speech at a program held at SAF ground in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
13 Jan 2019
169 sexual-harassment complaints from workplace in private industries: WCD Ministry
A total of 169 complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace have been received in private industries since 2017, the Women and Child Development Ministry has said.
14 Dec 2018
Government not planning to replace take-home rations with packaged-nutrients: WCD
The government is not planning to replace the existing take-home rations and supplementary nutrition to packaged nutrients at anganwadis, the Lok Sabha was told today.
03 Dec 2018
Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested
An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.
24 Nov 2018
Soon, accused to get 5-year-jail for possessing child-porn, no bail
The new proposed amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) plan to crack down on child pornography.
07 Oct 2018
Government child helpline appears in pornographic content, lewd calls received
A government toll-free number for reporting child sexual assault cases has been suspended temporarily after it appeared in pornographic content search, and calls seeking sexual services were received, a senior NCPCR official said.
29 Sep 2018
WCD Ministry's awards for those who made 'Poshan Maah' success
The Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to award those who helped in the implementation of 'Poshan Abhiyaan' and has asked the States and Union Territories to shortlist work of frontline functionaries who have worked towards making this mission a success.
16 Sep 2018
Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.
11 Sep 2018
#MomoChallenge: WCD Ministry asks parents to monitor children's online activity
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has issued an advisory on the deadly "Momo Challenge", asking parents to monitor social media activity of their children to ensure that they are not engaging in the dangerous game.
08 Sep 2018
WCD Ministry invites nominations for National Children Awards 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry has invited nominations for this year's National Children Awards given to children with outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service, and bravery.
07 Sep 2018
WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India.
27 Aug 2018
WCD launches a toll-free helpline to address nutrition queries
A toll-free helpline was launched today to address queries associated with nutrition and malnutrition, a major area of concern in the country, a Women and Child Development official said.
24 Aug 2018
12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD
There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.
22 Aug 2018
Ban junk food on campus: Government orders universities
The University Grants Commission has directed all universities and higher education institutions to ban the sale of junk food on their campuses.
20 Aug 2018
Fake WCD website for Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao duping people: Govt
A fake website with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao logo is duping people posing as a government-backed saving scheme, warned an official with Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry today.
09 Aug 2018
Sex abuse: Nine states including UP refused audit of shelter-homes
The nation is shocked by tales of abuse which have emerged from children shelter homes in UP and Bihar. More disturbing is the fact that in both cases, officials reportedly turned a blind eye for long.
08 Aug 2018
Govt orders social audit of over 9,000 childcare homes
Women and Child Development Ministry has ordered a social audit of over 9,000 child care institutions across India in two months, an official said today.
05 Aug 2018
1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents
The number of children available for adoption in the country is 1,991, including 1,322 girls, for about 20,000 prospective parents, an RTI revealed.
02 Aug 2018
Muzaffarpur shelter-home: SC bars media from publishing minors' visuals
The SC has taken suo motu cognizance of the Muzaffapur shelter home sex abuse case. Among its first directions were instructions to media not to publish visuals of the minor victims, even in blurred or morphed form.
31 Jul 2018
Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing
Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi created controversy by calling transgenders "the other ones," she has tweeted an "apology," claiming she didn't know "the official terminology for the transgender community."
25 Jul 2018
WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month
Every year, September would be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month to mark India's fight against malnutrition, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has said.
20 Jul 2018
Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled
An official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has said passports of eight NRI husbands, who abandoned their wives, have been canceled and lookout notices against them issued.
08 Jul 2018
'Hamari Phulwari' scheme yielding positive results: Haryana WCD Minister
The "Hamari Phulwari" scheme launched by the Haryana Government, aimed at transforming the Anganwadi centers of the state, is yielding positive results, state minister Kavita Jain has said.
13 May 2018
SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue
Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the High Courts to consider the issue as it involves "violation of human rights".
07 May 2018
Child sexual abuse survivors may lodge complaint till age 25
If a new proposal of Union Women and Child Development Ministry sees the light of the day, child sexual abuse survivors may be able to register a police complaint till the time they turn 25.
15 Mar 2018
Gender equality, liberation of rural women: Key drivers of growth
Addressing 62nd Session of Commission on Status of Women, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development in India Chetan Sanghi said, "Gender equality and emancipation of rural women is recognized as a key driver of inclusive growth and social progress in India."
28 Dec 2017
India to soon roll out new law against human trafficking
India will soon introduce a new anti-trafficking law, that proposes 10-year jail for violators engaged in "aggravated forms" and life imprisonment for repeat offenders.
20 Aug 2017
Government to strengthen existing laws to curb offensive online speech
In 2015, the Supreme Court quashed Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, calling it "unconstitutional".
25 Jul 2017
Centre launches 'SHe-box' to address sexual harassment at work
There are 34 lakh central government employees in India, and women constitute 11% of the total force.
03 Jun 2017
Child marriages in India on rise; 12 million marriages recorded
12 million child marriages were recorded in India in 2001-11; 5 million victims were girls and 7 million were boys revealed a report.
31 May 2017
Healthier Maggi noodles - Nestle India launches iron fortified noodles
Nestle India is revamping its Maggi Masala Noodles by cutting the salt content and adding iron to launch a new fortified variant of the ready-to-cook noodles.
18 May 2017
Maternity Benefits- Centre cuts spending, only firstborns to receive coverage
In changes introduced to the Maternity Benefits Programme (MBP), the Modi government limited the applicability of the Programme from "first two live births" to "firstborns", almost halving the number of beneficiaries.
31 Mar 2017
AAP Woes: Four Delhi MLAs wish to join Congress
Adding to the troubles of Aam Aadmi Party, the party's four sitting Members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly have expressed their wish to join the Congress party.
07 Mar 2017
2017 International Women's Day
The 2017 International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. This year's theme is 'Be Bold for Change'.
29 Oct 2016
New anti-trafficking law up for Cabinet authorization
The draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016 has been sent by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to the Cabinet for its approval.
30 Aug 2016
MHA says marital rape under 18 years cannot be criminalized
The Home Ministry has stated that marital rape cannot be criminalized for girls under 18 years, citing "social realities."
19 Apr 2016
Govt mulling criminalisation of marital rape
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said the government is mulling criminalising marital rape.