Category Archives: Child Rights

Conversation with Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre

Ms. Flavia Agnes is a lawyer who has worked in the field of women’s rights for over two decades. She is a co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, that provides socio-legal support to women and children on issues of matrimonial rights, … Continue reading

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Mandatory Reporting Under POCSO: Are We Ready?

by Mansi Binjrajka Although there is much discussion and awareness about sexual violence against women, the same is not the case with child sexual abuse. In Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s words, a “conspiracy of silence” surrounds the subject. … Continue reading

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The Issue of ‘Age of Consent’ in The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012

by Samyak Sibasish Over the last few days, we have seen much public angst over the widely publicized rape of a young girl on a bus in Delhi. One wonders to what extent will the protesting masses ride on emotion … Continue reading

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Who Speaks for the Child in a Surrogacy?

by Jwala Thapa When Linda Vanburen Green left her baby in the premises of the Regional Passport Office in Hyderabad early this year, she only wanted to get a point across to what she felt was the unresponsive attitude of the Passport … Continue reading

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