M Pallonji

Aiding the young

The implementation of 10-year-old Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POSCO) Act has been a "mixed bag,” states Persis Sidhva, lawyer and director at RATI (Rights, Action, Technology, Inclusion) Foundation, a nongovernmental organization that addresses violence against children. "It has worked well but we have a long way to go,” she told The Indian Express (IE) in an interview on November 28, 2022. Commending the level of awareness of the Act, Sidhva stated that the Act "has made reporting (offences) mandatory due to which many cases, especially when within a family or close relatives, have been reported through various institutions,......

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