In India, crime against children is a pressing issue and growing every year. In 2007, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) released a study report on child abuse. The report discusses incidence of child abuse nationwide. It is estimated that 150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 have been subjected to forced sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual violence. The study found that 69%(~325 million) of children reported to have been physically abused. According to a Campaign Against Child Labour (CAC) study, India has 1,26,66,377 child labourers out of 471 million child population, cruel of all 40% of prostitutes are children, and there is a growing demand for young girls in the industry. There have been many cases where children just disappear overnight, as many as one every eight minutes, according to the National Crime Records Bureau. Children are taken from their homes to be bought and sold in the market. In India, there is a large number of children trafficked for various reasons such as labour, begging, and sexual exploitation. Because of the nature of this crime; it is hard to track; therefore making it impossible to have exact figures regarding this issue.
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Abuse against children can be physical abuse, mental abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, exploitation and sexual abuse. Abuse may take place in homes, schools, orphanages, residential care facilities, on the streets, in the workplace etc.
Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful.
Trafficked children are used for prostitution, forced into marriage, illegally adopted, used as cheap or unpaid labour, used for sport and organ harvesting.Trafficking exposes children to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
“Child protection is important, because if a child gets abused in its early development stage the consequence of the abuse will last forever and it will affect the entire psycological perception of the child.”
“Every child should be educated about their rights and violences against them. Only then they can protect themselves. Giving power to the child to act against its violence is the first step of stop this inhuman act.”
“A strong building needs a strong foundation. What we sow in a child is what we reap for the upcoming generations. If we dream about a better future we should act now in creating a good environment.”
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