“ROMANTIC CASES” UNDER THE POCSO ACT: An analysis of judgements of special courts in assam, maharashtra & west bengal
This policy brief by Enfold Proactive Health Trust, UNFPA & UNICEF unpacks the implications of 18 years as the age of consent on adolescents’ rights under domestic law and international human rights law, and proposes a policy alternative that advances their rights and strikes a balance between their protection and evolving autonomy. It covers the impacts of criminalisation and the complex disadvantages of the current system and prescribes a way forward with solutions that can be implemented.
Handbook for Support persons 2021
This guide by Enfold Proactive Health Trust and UNICEF is a tool for support persons of child victims of sexual assault, and explains how they can best navigate the different processes related to assisting a victim.
Comprising of ten chapters, it begins with an explanation of th dynamics of child sexual abuse and lays down guidelines for the multiple areas where a Support Persons may assist the child – like during medical interventions, recording of child’s statement with magistrate, judicial proceedings etc. All information in this carefully curated document is a mix of learnings from interviews with victims of child sexual abuse and other stakeholders involved in the process of rehabilitation. It also includes best practises for working towards the welfare of victims of child sexual abuse.
Police Registration of Sexual Offences: A Guide on Procedures and Holding Police Accountable
This guide by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has been designed to assist survivors of sexual violence, and anyone helping them, at the first stage of the legal process.
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (2020) – UNODC
The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is produced by UNODC every two years, to inform an effective response to this crime and place it within the context of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda. The 2020 edition covers data from the world’s largest database on trafficking victims, compiling figures from official sources across 148 countries.
AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES: How coronavirus impacts human trafficking
This brief by Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) aims to contribute to global anti-trafficking efforts aimed at mitigating the effects of the pandemic on human-trafficking situations and actors, not only by providing timely, comprehensive overview and transparent information, but also by suggesting holistic and multi-stakeholder responses and interventions.
Trafficking in Persons Report (2020)
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.
Trafficking in Persons Report (2019)
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report assesses the government efforts around the world to combat human trafficking and highlights strategies to address this crime and protect the victims. The 2019 report, the 19th installment, includes narratives for 187 countries and territories, including the U.S.
A Qualitative Study of the Legal Dimensions of ‘Devdasi’ Dedication Phenomenon – NLSIU
Girls from socio-economically marginalized communities are still falling prey to Devadasi practice, a long-standing tradition of dedicating prepubescent/pubescent girls as Devadasis (slaves of god), who are thereafter commercially sexually exploited for the rest of their lives. The study attempts to identify the gaps in the current legislations prohibiting dedication besides examining the application of legislations and schemes.
The Benefits and Detriments of Sex Offender Registries (SORs) – HAQ: Centre for Child Rights
The benefits and detriments of Sex Offender Registries and notification systems — collectively called ‘SORNs’ — are heavily discussed among academic discourse globally. Such registries differ in their operation and implementation across jurisdictions, and there is a large variance in accessibility and community notification. The report, on behalf of HAQ, discusses the statistical effectiveness of SORNs and addresses its economic, social, and legal impacts.