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Children Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) Child Abuse Child Protection

A pandemic of abuse: How India is protecting its children online

The incidence of online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSAE) has spiked worldwide since the pandemic began. India is responding to the menace in several ways, but more needs to be done.
Health Used Cooking Oil (UCO) Health Impacts Food Safety

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire: The Menace of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) in India

The low-awareness levels, high prices of edible oil, and the lack of commercial channels to dispose of the UCO compel people to re-use edible oil despite the adverse health implications.
Women Climate Change Gendered Impacts Negative Impacts

Climate change and women: A crisis within a crisis

In addressing the urgent crisis of climate change, it is crucial to acknowledge the gender dimension of its impacts, and for that to be reflected in the policy frameworks.
By Sarthak Singhal for Observer Research Foundation on September 2, 2022
Justice Manual Scavenging Manual Scavengers Eradication of Manual Scavenging

Transforming denial into deliberation: The case of manual scavenging

President Ram Nath Kovind called manual scavenging 'shameful'. But India is still lacking concrete effort.
Equality Digital Divide Digital Inequality Access to Internet

India’s gendered digital divide: How the absence of digital access is leaving women behind

As COVID-19 coursed through countries, governments responded with lockdowns that drove people towards digital marketplaces.
Children COVID-19 Child Protection School Closure

The impact of COVID-19 on children in Georgia

Children in Georgia have so far remained protected from the direct consequences of the pandemic, but the indirect impact is yet to be fully assessed
By Eka Siradze for Observer Research Foundation on September 14, 2021
Children Child Protection COVID-19 Poverty

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures
By Enid Rocha for Observer Research Foundation on September 14, 2021
Children School Closure School Reopening Learning Loss

Re-opening educational institutions in India: Opportunities and obstacles

Reopening of schools in India must not follow a one-size-fits-all model but should be based on context
By Rouhin Deb for Observer Research Foundation on September 14, 2021
Children South Asia Child Protection COVID-19

The Scourge of the Pandemic on Children in South Asia

South Asia has had dismal indicators for the development of children, the pandemic has only exacerbated these problems while negating most progress made up until now
By R V Bhavani for Observer Research Foundation on September 14, 2021
Health Immunization Program COVID-19 Child Health

The disastrous impact of the pandemic on the child immunisation programme in India

Efforts to resume and make up for the setback in mass immunisation for preventable childhood diseases must be ramped up
By Shoba Suri for Observer Research Foundation on September 14, 2021