“These exceptions strip the reform of its power…” July 9, 2105. On May 13, 2015, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, approved some far-reaching changes to India’s child labor laws. This move brings the country one step closer to adopting the 2012 Amendment to the long outdated 1986 Child Labor Act, which has for nearly 30 years regulated child labor throughout India.  According to the 1986 Act, children 14 and under are permitted to work, except in 13 hazardous occupations and 57… Read more about Flawed New Proposals to Reform Child Labor Law in India
The Social Protection and Human Rights platform promotes awareness of human rights based approaches to social protection. Its aim is to encourage critical thinking about current systems of social protection and to help bridge gaps between policy and practice.
Established in 2013, the platform is an initiative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).… Read more about Social Protection and Human Rights
June 10, 2015. Harvard FXB director Jennifer Leaning, along with Kathleen Hamill and Elizabeth Gibbons, both fellows at the center, participated substantively in the development of Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent, Everywhere: Financing Sexual Reproductive, Maternal , Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health in Every Setting. The report is the outcome of an experts meeting hosted by the World Bank Group and the United Arab Emirates that explored the financial dimensions of the “everywhere” agenda. From the introduction: “The data on critical trends in preventable mortality makes… Read more about Financing Health for Women and Children Everywhere
Alicia Ely Yamin, of the FXB Center, discusses: Why the past does not have to be our future: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the post-2015 world. This was the keynote address at this year's annual GlobVac conference.