“Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.”
- Herbert Ward
Child Abuse-The Bitter Truth
Little Sana was home alone, happy in her imaginative world of fairies and angels, while her mom eked out a living in a neighborhood household. A knock on the door jolted her out of her joyous reverie. She hastened to answer the door bell. The man, her uncle, was a devil in disguise. He locked the door and raped her repeatedly.
It was yet another day in Suresh’s life. As he dressed for school, he had no idea what awaited him. When he made trivial mistakes in his class, his teacher beat him black and blue. The boy was so physically abused that he needed medical help and psychiatric counseling.
All of 10 years, and a small frame, Priya worked like a well - oiled machine. She worked as a house-maid in an affluent home from dawn to dusk virtually with no rest and measly pay. At the time when she should have been in school, she was helping her parents to make ends meet. She had three younger siblings who depended on her income for sustenance.
These were real reports on helpless children in India, caught in the vortex of adult perverse behavior. Child abuse can take any form - physical, sexual and emotional. To illustrate the magnitude of child abuse in a country so vastly populated, a unique survey was conducted in India by the NGO group PRAYAS, along with UNICEF and save the children.
India Awakens to the Plight of Abused Children
Union Minister for Child, Women and Development, released the first exhaustive study on ‘child abuse and neglect’ in India, titled - Child Abuse, India 2007
. The study was undertaken to gauge the extent of child exploitation in India. This report has established the gory plight of many children, constantly facing abuse of some form in many states in India.
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