Poor implementation of Child Protection Acts resented

Poor implementation of Child Protection Acts resented
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Despite various acts to eradicate female foeticides, the acts are poorly implemented. A meeting was held by Gramya Resource Centre for Women (GRCW) along with other Child and Women Welfare Association members with the theme  ``Media’s role in reporting gender bias issues.”  

Hyderabad: Despite various acts to eradicate female foeticides, the acts are poorly implemented. A meeting was held by Gramya Resource Centre for Women (GRCW) along with other Child and Women Welfare Association members with the theme ``Media’s role in reporting gender bias issues.”

Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act of the Parliament of India to stop female foeticides and arrest the declining sex ratio in India was amended in the year 2003. Though many acts have been amended , only a few were executed after multiple complaints.

Laxman Rao working in Child Protect Committees in Mahbubnagar District for 20 years explained during the meeting, how the District Medical & Health Office (DM&HO) in the areas have been neglecting the law.

Members from various Child and Women welfare Associations spoke on the issues like gender biased discrimination, violence, dowry cases, child marriage, trafficking, sales of girls, child labour and sexual harassment.

Kondaveeti Satyavati, editor of Bhumika magazine, said ``Most of the policies of Central and State government are anti-women which are also existed in the media to a large extent.

Satyavati further added that media must act as an agent to change. Instead of only telling the story, media must take a stand to show the solution.

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