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Sustainable Development Goals: What they mean for India’s children

Ramya Subrahmanian*

The SDGs offer the opportunity for a new conversation that places children at the heart of the vision for India’s future. The world needs India’s contribution not just as a quantitative input to achieving global targets, but because with our 440 million children, we have the opportunity to show the world how a truly sustainable future can be achieved with the right priorities and investments.

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Intersections between violence against children and violence against women: Expert Meeting

Alessandra Guedes and Manuela Colombini*

Violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC)have been progressivelyrecognized as major human rights and public health issues globally, and international commitments to address these forms of violence are gradually increasing (though more still remains to be done[1] .Historically, however, research, programs and policies on these forms of violence have often followed parallel, but distinct trajectories. Nonetheless, increasing evidence points to the intersections of these forms of violence and to the need for greater coordination of these fields of work[2].

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Take action now to prevent violence against women and children

Charlotte Watts*

This Sunday is International Women’s Day. This year’s call is for governments, groups and individuals to ‘make it happen’ – pressing the world to go beyond rhetoric and do the genuine work that it takes to achieve notable advancements for women’s rights.

International Women’s Day also represents an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements. Around the world, there is much to celebrate. Women’s achievements span the arts, science, business, politics, and the family. Through the hard work and sustained action of women’s movements around the world,

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