National Commission for Protection of Child Rights wins Skoch awards

Q.  National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has won which award?
- Published on 22 Dec 16

a. Skoch Silver
b. Skoch Order of Merit
c. Both of the above
d. Neither of the above

ANSWER: Both of the above
 
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights wins Skoch awardsNational Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) of Ministry of Women and Child Development has been conferred the Skoch Silver and Skoch Order-of Merit award.

The award was received by NCPCR Chairperson Smt. Stuti Kacker.

The two awards were received by NCPCR for applying technology to develop an electronic drop box, POCSO e-Box for registering complaints on Child Sexual Abuse.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Kacker said that everybody should stand up against Child Sexual Abuse, a heinous crime that leaves permanent scars on the psyche of the child.

The competition saw more than 3000 participants and NCPCR’s project, POCSO e-box was considered among the top 30 entries.

About POCSO e-box
  • Unique endeavour by NCPCR.
  • Receives complaint of Child Sexual Abuse directly from the victim.
  • Maintains confidentiality of the civcim.
  • A short film in the e-box assures the victim not to feel bad, helpless or confused.
  • Study in 2007 by Ministry of WCD found 53% of children surveyed have faced one or another form of sexual abuse during their lifetime.

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