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People have gross misconceptions about child sexual abuse, with many parents even believing that it only happens outside, when in fact, many CSA cases are reported against relatives or friends. Boys are equally susceptible to rape as well.
Yes it is not evident and not in our face, so we think it doesn’t exist. But Child Sexual Abuse does exist. You will be shocked to know that every year, more than 20,000 cases of child sexual abuse get reported in India alone yet there are many who do not see the light of day and those children who are exposed to this horrendous experience are stripped of their innocence and their trust for life.
Most Indian parents seldom listen to their children, leave alone talk to them. But educating your child and being vigilant all the time is the only way to save them. They cannot protect themselves, we can! Open your eyes! If you think your child or someone else’s child is being subject to sexual abuse and comes to you to expresses his/her trouble, then listen to them and believe in them; children rarely lie about sexual abuse. Support the child for speaking up and please do not shut them up; you will aggravate the problem. Assure them it is NOT their fault and that you are there to protect him/her
The video below is a part of #FullStop campaign launched by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), in association with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF). Their aim is to raise awareness about CSA as well as to empower and educate survivors and child victims and their loved ones. They also provide resources for teachers, social workers, medical professionals and the police.
Fight Child Sexual Abuse! Save Childhood!
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