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The Issue of Child Abuse
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in India. It’s a terrible epidemic that we at Child help are dedicated to put an end to. To do this, we need to first increase awareness of the issue itself.
Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse.
Read through the sections below on the different types of child abuse to learn about signs to look out for. If you see these signs in anyone you know, or are a victim of child abuse.
Physical abuse of a child is when a parent or caregiver causes any non-accidental physical injury to a child. There are many signs of physical abuse. If you see any of the following signs, please get help right away.
28.3% of adults report being physically abused as a child.
Sexual abuse occurs when an adult uses a child for sexual purposes or involves a child in sexual acts. It also includes when a child who is older or more powerful uses another child for sexual gratification or excitement.
20.7% of adults report being sexually abused as
When a parent or caregiver harms a child’s mental and social development, or causes severe emotional harm, it is considered emotional abuse. While a single incident may be abuse, most often emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that causes damage over time.
10.6% of adults report being emotionally abused as a child.
Child neglect is when a parent or caregiver does not give the care, supervision, affection and support needed for a child’s health, safety and well-being. Child neglect includes:
Physical neglect and inadequate supervision
The growing lawlessness among the State agencies and failure of the justice delivery system has deprived many people of their basic human rights.
A violation of human rights by the State has become an order of the day.
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Though human rights today assume great significance and necessity and though violations of human rights and unlawful acts are denounced even beyond the frontiers of the countrie where these occur, the performance in the path of protecting and safeguarding human rights has, nevertheless, not been encouraging in India and it has acquired only a theoretical legitimacy.