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National Commission introduces Braille books with safety measures for children

April 19, 2018

The recent incidents of sexual assaults on children has highlighted how vulnerable children in India continue to be, despite tougher laws being put in place.

There is a great need to build awareness among children of all age groups. Keeping this in mind, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has prepared a book in Braille for blind children to be better informed about the Juvenile Justice Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act).

The NCPCR has sent 60 copies of the book to various institutions for the blind across India. The handbook will give blind children detailed insight into how to stay safe in various situations.

The handbook will also be sent to the various offices of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) across different states in India.

Yashwant Jain, of NCPCR, , says that there are many instances of sexual assault against blind children. They go unreported as they don't get support.

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