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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

North East India - Gogoi directs strong action for child and women safety


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday directed comprehensive enforcement of laws to remove all encumbrances coming in the way of child and women safety and their development.

The direction was given in a high-level meeting chaired by him, an official release said.

He also directed the concerned department to formulate a strict deterrent to stop child and women trafficking, unlawful employment of children through placement agencies and other crimes related to children and women.

The meeting decided to carry out a comprehensive survey on child labor in the state for evolving an action plan to tackle the problem of child labor.

"Gogoi directed that a survey should be undertaken in consultation with Kailash Satyarthi Children Foundation and UNICEF.

"A state level Advisory Council, headed by the Chief Minister, would be constituted to review the progress of the State Convergent Plan of Action for Child Abuse, which would be implemented in partnership with UNICEF," the release said.

Assam would also partner with the Kailash Satyarthi Foundation for rehabilitation and welfare of trafficked children, it added.

A mechanism would be put in place for fast tracking of cases related to child abuse and violence against women.

The chief minister directed convening a meeting with NGOs working throughout the state in the field of child protection and development.

"The government would also strengthen measures by legislation to prevent child marriage in the state," it added.


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