Non-functional and ill-equipped: One stop centres yet to be effective

Karnataka only has 30 functional one stop centres so far for domestic violence victims to report complaints. Facilities in one stop centres for domestic violence victims continue to be limited despite guidelines provided by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. None of the centres are working in Karnataka, said Nandini, regional manager at Action […]

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Govt. forces Anganwadi workers to wear banner like uniform

The workers say that the newly-issued sarees “look like a banner.” The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) refused to recall the controversial sarees distributed to the Anganwadi workers, saying the design is government-approved. The sarees were proposed in 2020, but the distribution was delayed due to the pandemic. Right now, the government has […]

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Juvenile courts yet to become child-friendly

Karnataka currently has only two special children courts with child-friendly infrastructure to deal with POCSO cases. Juvenile courts in the state are yet to be equipped with child-friendly infrastructure despite guidelines mandated by the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act. The Karnataka government had allotted Rs 3crore for conversion of special juvenile […]

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