The government is likely to increase allocation to the Ministry of Woman and Child Development (WCD) in Budget 2017, a 20% increase from last year. 

It will use a part of the funds to launch a maternity...

Combating child abuse and safeguarding children is a complex and challenging endeavor for any country in any part of the world. What complicates matters is the fact that the landscape is always changing as new information comes to...

The government is making a plan to bring all persons with disabilities from children to old-age citizens under a social protection programme

 Disclosing this on Saturday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina also...

The National Commission for the Family hosted its third round table forum at which religious and stakeholder groups of West Demerara, Region Three gathered at the West Demerara Regional Hospital to discuss issues affecting the...

Bank transfers have helped me save a part of my earnings. Earlier, I would blow up the entire cash,” says 50-year-old Sahajad Ali, a worker at Hukumchand Jute Mill, located in the suburbs of Kolkata.

For the long-term unemployed, the European Commission proposes a European framework for a pathway back to work, with a comprehensive assessment between 12 and 18 months of unemployment, a single contact person for all aspects of...

Integrating refugees into EU countries' labour markets is both a challenge and an opportunity. Social Agenda n°44 explains why and highlights the need to accelerate and deepen the integration process. The new sense of urgency...

A cultural revolution is required if the EU countries want to ensure adequate pensions for the generations to come. Social Agenda n°43 focuses on pensions at a time when the EU social partners are on the verge of launching...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Program (WFP), in partnership with non-governmental organizations, Mercy Corps, Diakonia and PAP DRC have today achieved a money transfer operation aimed at responding...

Steve Webb says government considering faster timetable for higher state pension age of 70, affecting millions of workers

To expand social protection coverage through improvement in women empowerment and gender equality, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on...

According to the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), the new scheme that guarantees full pay for working mothers in now operational.