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Right to Education: schools explain their side of the story
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While some schools circumvent RTE rules, other schools have many objections to the RTE implementation. What are they? And how are they dealing with them?

Akshatha M, Mar 14 2017
Raising voice against sexual abuse during Womens' Day season

Clad in red, these women stood upto their rights, of not being abused or harassed.

Akshatha M, Mar 09 2017
The Coming of Age of Bengaluru: Women's Day 2017
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What are henn maklu of Bengaluru upto? What are they busy with, on this womens' day season?

Tara Krishnaswamy, Mar 08 2017
Why is justice often delayed in child sexual offence cases?
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Delays in collecting forensic evidence, out-of-court compromises and delay in trials due to lack of functional special courts- are some factors affecting the POCSO cases in Bengaluru.

Akshatha M, Feb 28 2017
Citizen Matters - Bengaluru Newsletter
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News, views and analysis from Bengaluru, all in one place!

News Desk, Feb 25 2017
MMR vs MR: whether to vaccinate your child or not?
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Measles and rubella vaccination campaign is on. This is a primer for the parents wondering about the pros and cons of participating in it.

9 Akshatha M, Feb 21 2017
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What happens when the cost of education skyrockets and people become unhappy with the quality of education? Can a citizen-driven school come into existence? A story from Whitefield.

Abhilash M, Apr 19 2017

Guides & External Resources

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse

What can you do to protect your child? How can you be supportive of an abused child? 

NIMHANS' Advisory on Child Abuse

Deal with it the right way.

Safe and Unsafe touch

Never take you child's safety for granted. Educate him/her!

Helping children at risk in Bangalore 

How to rescue a child from an abusive household or employer.

Shielding children from gory news

Help your child make sense of all the bad news that he/she is exposed to, by the media

External Resources

Enfold India - A Bangalore-based trust working towards creating a social environment where every child is safe.

Childline India - 1098, India's first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance.

Laws

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2006