What happens when the idea of shelter and protection that you harboured since childhood gets horribly distorted? What happens when the notion of a worry free childhood comes to stand for something you would never want to recall? This thought hit me when a year back I was going through an article on sexual abuse… Continue reading Child Sexual Abuse: In need of Vocalization?
In India, child abuse is one of the critical issues which has hollowed the country from within. Several reports and surveys conducted have pointed out the plight of children in contemporary India. Majority of the children of the country are deprived of the basic right to live with dignity. One of the major causes is… Continue reading Child Abuse: The Indian Scenario
If we can’t begin to agree on fundamentals such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labour, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future. – Alexis Herman Children are the most vulnerable human resource that needs love, care, security and protection from the unhealthy social environment which… Continue reading Child Labour: Issues and Challenges
Childhood. The age of innocence and unstressed happy times, for most of us. School is literally the second home for a child. It is supposed to signify a warm and joyous atmosphere. But recent times have had a detrimental effect on the fundamental idea of school being a safe place for children. The recent incident… Continue reading Safe and Sound?