BLOGS

Manodhairya in its New Avatar – Greater Contradictions, Diminishing Spirit

The revised Government Resolution (GR) on the Maharashtra Government’s “Manodhairya” Victim compensation scheme came into effect from the 1st of August 2017. The scheme in its new avatar does little to instill confidence. Rather with increased bureaucracy and decreased sensitivity, the new Manodhairya scheme seems all set up to fail victims and families who need...

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POCSO On the Ground IV: The Manodhairya Victim Compensation Scheme

The 4th edition of Pocso On The Ground (POTG), organized by Prerana in collaboration with UNICEF on 16th June 2017, sought to shed light and bring to the forefront experiences, challenges and success of the Maharashtra State Government’s Manodhairya Victim Compensation Scheme. Passed on 2nd October 2013, the scheme ensures financial assistance and support services...

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Bollywood & CSA: Scenes from Kahaani 2

The first half of the 2015 Bollywood sequel ‘Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh’ is  a straightforward dramatic adaptation of a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Module as delivered by a terrific Vidya Balan. It offers a rare sensitive portrayal of a child and her trusted adult dealing with various aspects of understanding, speaking up against...

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[1 August] Circuit: The Deadline Has Passed

The Deadline Has Passed. In Edition 7 of ‘Circuit’, our monthly newsletter on children, internet & safety, we look at the confusions surrounding the failure/reluctance of the ISPs to adopt the Internet Watch Foundation blocking list as recommended by the Supreme Court and the Government in an effort to tackle the issue of online child...

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The Deadline for Blocking Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Passed. And Nothing Was Done.

We were on the threshold of adopting a globally recognized blocking list of child sexual abuse imagery. But the deadline has passed in the midst of misinformed confusion, with no sign of affirmative action. On 18th April 2017, a Government Order was issued which instructed relevant Indian ISPs to adopt Aarambh India’s hotline partner Internet...

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