Breaking The Cycle Of Malnutrition: Why Teens Matter

Adolescence is a critical period of growth and development and offers us an important entry point for delivering essential nutrition services to disrupt the inter-generational cycle of undernutrition. An adolescent girl who is well nourished is more likely to perform well in school and be more empowered as an adult woman than her poorly nourished counterpart...
Pankhuri Vaidya

Child Marriage, Rape And The Loopholes Of The Law

Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (amended) states that a man is said to have committed rape, if he does any of the intrusive sexual acts as enlisted in Section 375, with a girl below 18 years of age, with or without her consent. However, Exception 2 of the same Section provides that sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape!

Save The Children

In 2014, hundreds of children around the world were kidnapped from school or on their way to it while thousands were forcibly recruited by armed groups. As Jonny Cline, CEO of UNICEF Israel, observed: "This year, nightmares came true for too many children..."