Children are one of the most beautiful creations of God. They are the innocent version of humans, but some are not treated by the way they should. Some children go through a lot in their lives, they are mentally and physically abused. The child abuse cases are from every corner of the world. According to the National Crime Record Bureau ,109 cases per day and still only few cases come forward.
Why, aren’t they someone’s child ?
Aren’t they in need of love?
Violence with a child not only affects their physical health but also gives a life long impact on their mental health too.
Child labour is also a kind of child abuse. People should stop using these innocent little kids for their selfish motives.
You know why there are less reported cases where as crime rate in this, is much higher?
Because of the fear of family’s reputation and social stigma. Child abuse results in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development and dignity.Child abuse is a violation of the basic human rights of a child.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) as the involvement of a child in sexual activity that they do not fully comprehend, are unable to give informed consent to, or for which the children are not prepared for developmentally and cannot give consent, or that violates the law of the land.
Nearly 19% of the children in this world find home in India. As a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, the Indian Government promised to protect all children from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
But are they able to do so?
Sexual exploitation and abuse of children is strongly correlated to the present poverty in India.
There are legal provisions against child abuse in India. They include:
A movement headed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, led to the enactment of new legislation called Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) tackle the menace of Child Sexual Abuse cases in India.The Act was enacted with the aim of criminalization of a range of criminal acts such as rape of a child, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and pornography involving a minor (less than 18 years of age).
Can’t we help these children who get affected by this?
We can, we can help them by the help of some NGOs and by spreading awareness in our society to not promote any kind of Child abuse, harassment, violence, etc which might cause damage to the health of our future generations.
Keep spreading awareness.