Child Sexual Abuse
“The world is a dangerous
place to live, not because of the
people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
According to ChildLine India, a helpline service provided by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, within 11days of lockdown, over three lakh abuse cases and 92,000 SOS calls have been reported. The demand for child pornography has also increased during the lockdown. These statistics are themselves so perturbing.
The statistics show that majority of abusers are known to the child and are often in position of trust and power vis-à-vis the child.