| I feel good….
angry and sad…
|Increased awareness – Education for 6
to 14 years children is a fundamental right.
|Year 2013 is the third year
anniversary of RTE Act, 2009 yet implementation of RTE Act has reached
nowhere near the promises made.
|Enactment of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place
(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Increased reporting
of violence against children, child Abuse and Molestation cases.
|Increase in cases of crime against
children – Child Rape, Abuse, Torture,
Molestation cases and the way our system handles the same.
|Total ban for Child Labor under 14
|Proposed child labor amendment does
not completely cover all children between 14 – 18 years.
|First yea of implementation of POSCO
|Awareness levels regarding POSCO
Act, 2013 remained very low.
|No Polio case reported in India.
||Children continue to die due to
preventable diseases – T.B. , Malaria, Diarrhea
|Some efforts taken by various state
governments in order to battle malnutrition – (awareness drives, IEC,
|Malnutrition related mortality and
morbidity numbers saw no change.
|National Policy of Children (NPC)
2013 where children were mentioned as ‘supremely important asset’
|Mussarfarnagar riots where several children died in relief
|One of the largest evacuations
Cyclone Phailin – over 80,000 people including children were successfully
|Uttarkhand flash floods – hundreds of
children died, children went homeless. Schools were shut down for months.
|Increased allocation and spread of
ICDS in interior areas, and cabinet approval on Early Childhood Care and
Education (ECCE) Policy 2013
|2013-14 Budget for children – not
an adequate allocation for children.
|Protests, people coming together for
a cause, increased energy in youth to demand accountability from state.
|We are turning into a very
‘violent’ society. All we wish is death penalty!
|Companies Act 2013 – makes certain
section of companies to mandatory spend 2% of their net profits on corporate
|Supreme court’s regressive step with
respect to Section 377.