12,447 children. What came out of the survey was the bitter life that many children from low-income and middle-income homes lived. The vulnerability of children was exposed – danger lurked behind seemingly innocuous adults.
Every second child in India had been a victim of some form of abuse. Worse still, more than 50% of the children had been subjected to sexual abuse of different kinds. The Indian states that reported the highest cases of child abuse were Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Delhi, in that order. The survey also revealed, the perpetrators of 50% of the child abuse cases were well known to the victims. Almost all children failed to bring it to the notice of elders. The risk was equal for both boys and girls. Infact, out of the 69% of physically abused children, 54% happened to be boys.
Assam topped the charts clocking the highest percentage of child sexual abuse – 86.26%. Andhra Pradesh followed with 72.83 %, Mizoram with 84.64 %, Delhi portrayed 83.12 %, Bihar 74.65%.
Evidently, child abuse has repercussions that last a lifetime. Many victims of child abuse undergo trauma, and anxiety. Many suffer from deep-rooted complexes and may face severe learning difficulties.
Effective child abuse prevention must be woven into the fabric of our communities—into the structure of our schools, hospitals, places of work, communities of faith, and childcare facilities. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is leading the effort to prevent abuse before it happens by developing family-oriented, community-based prevention, awareness, education, and training programs.
Child Safety – A National Priority
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