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WOMEN AND CHILD WELFARE

Social welfare is aimed at protecting those sections of the society which are weaker especially women and children Women and children play an important role in the family as well as in the society Women and children are usually the soft targets who suffer a lot because they are weaker ,helpless and economically dependent

MAJOR PROBLEMS
Women face problems like: Gender discrimination Devaluation at home and workplace and in the society Harassment Mental torture

By the data provided by the MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHIILD there are high number of cases regarding: Abduction Dowry deaths Rapes Domestic violence Mental torture and harassment

TO ENSURE BETTER DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN THE NEEDS TO BE MET ARE: Awareness Nutritious food Proper education Healthy environment

STRATEGIES FOR THEIR WELFARE


GOVT of INDIA established the MINISTRY FOR WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT in 1985 There are women groups and women cells There are NGOS like: National commission for women Rashtriya Mahila Kosh Central social welfare board

Organizations like UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR WOMEN CEDAW(International convention on the elimination of all kinds of discrimination against women) All these fight for womens rights their welfare and upliftment.

LAWS AND RULES IN INDIA


The protection of women against sexual harassment at workplace bill,2007 Protection of women from domestic violence act,2005 Dowry prohibition act,1961 Indecent representation of women National commission for women act The commission of sati(prevention)act and rules

FEMALE INFANTICIDE
It refers to killing of girls at or soon after birth Girl child is considered to be shameful, unacceptable and a BURDEN even now a days Sex ratio decreased from 972 females for every 1000 males in 1901 to 929 females for every 1000 males at present Maternal health law of 1994 restricts the use of technology to determine the gender of foetus. But the use ultra sound machines to know gender are more prevalent

CHILDREN WELFARE

Children are considered to be assets of the society But figures show that out of 21 million born every year one million are killed soon after their birth due to socioeconomic reasons Many children work as child labors, mainly because of poverty

SOME WELFARE PROGRAMMES IN INDIA


BALIKA SAMRIDHI YOJANA CHILDREN IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMMES INTEGRATED CHID DEVELOPMENT SERVICES(ICDS)

WORLD SUMMIT ON CHILDREN HELD ON SEPTEMBER 30,1990 had focussed on the well-being of the children INDIA is also signatory to the WORLD DECLARATION ON SURVIVAL ,PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN A national plan of action by the MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT has been formulated for child welfare

THUS ITS HIGH TIME FOR US TO WORK TOGETHER FOR A SECURE AND CLEANER ENVIRONMENT SO AS TO GIVE OUR CHILDREN A CLEANER AND SAFER WORLD TO LIVE IN

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