Child sexual abuse

Time to audit performance and efficacy of POCSO Act

The NCRB says that the number of child abuse cases registered under POCSO Act went up from 8,904 in the year 2014 to 14,913 in 2015.

Jan 28, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
School director sexually abuses class 6 boy for 3 years, goes missing after FIR

School director sexually abuses class 6 boy for 3 years, goes missing after FIR

According to the FIR filed by the relatives of the victim, the boy has been studying in the school for the past four years.

Jan 28, 2018, 10:11 AM IST
Sanam band aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse

Sanam band aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse

Samar Puri, lead guitarist of Sanam said, "While we will generate awareness, Justice & Hope team will handle the cases that come to the fore."

Dec 19, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

 Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Friday, calling it a "national tragedy".

Dec 15, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
4-yr-old girl inappropriately touched by classmate, doctors confirm sexual assault

4-yr-old girl inappropriately touched by classmate, doctors confirm sexual assault

In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl on Wednesday registered a case of sexual assault against their daughter's classmate at a school in Delhi's Dwarka. 

Nov 23, 2017, 00:17 AM IST
Kailash Satyarthi's fight against child sexual abuse;  begins 35-day long Bharat Yatra

Kailash Satyarthi's fight against child sexual abuse; begins 35-day long Bharat Yatra

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday commenced his 35-day-long nationwide march called 'Bharat Yatra'- the biggest agitation against child sexual abuse, rape and human trafficking. 

Sep 11, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

Europe 'hub' for child sexual abuse content: Report

Europe is becoming a global hub for the hosting of child sexual abuse images and videos, suggests a report.

Apr 03, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Irish government faces no-confidence vote

Ireland's fragile minority government faces a no-confidence vote later Wednesday over a scandal involving the police, the state's child protection agency and the political establishment.

Feb 15, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

The Power of Saying ‘NO’

As India rides high on the headwind of economic progress, there are aspects of our society that need transformation, both, in thought and in action. One such factor is the evil of child abuse.

Jan 24, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan`s Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking.

Mar 11, 2016, 19:14 PM IST
Shocking! Padma Lakshmi was physically abused as a child by a relative

Shocking! Padma Lakshmi was physically abused as a child by a relative

In the book 'Love, Loss And What We Ate', Padma Lakshmi has revealed that she was sexually abused as a child by her then step-father’s relative.

Mar 11, 2016, 12:00 PM IST
I have pope`s 'full backing,' says abuse inquiry cardinal

I have pope`s 'full backing,' says abuse inquiry cardinal

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell insisted he has the "full backing" of Pope Francis as he told an inquiry Tuesday that abuse claims against Australia`s most notorious paedophile priest were not "of much interest" to him.

Mar 01, 2016, 09:03 AM IST

Indonesia overturns acquittal of international school teachers convicted of student abuse

Indonesia`s supreme court has overturned the acquittal of two teachers, a Canadian and Indonesian, convicted of sexually abusing students at an international Jakarta school and ordered them to serve out their original sentence.

Feb 25, 2016, 11:23 AM IST
Rapist blames 4-year-old girl for rape, says 'she approached me'

Rapist blames 4-year-old girl for rape, says 'she approached me'

At a time when a juvenile has been set free in the infamous rape case in Delhi, a minor is being blamed for getting raped in Hyderabad.

Dec 18, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

Panel blasts UN over handling of Central Africa peacekeeper abuse

13 French soldiers, two from Equatorial Guinea and three Chadian troops were implicated in the alleged abuse of children between Dec 2013 and June 2014.

Dec 18, 2015, 10:49 AM IST

Child sex abuse: MP to submit petition to Maneka Gandhi today

Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar will on Tuesday meet Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi and submit a petition seeking the government's help to form a roadmap to address child sexual abuse.

Dec 01, 2015, 08:38 AM IST

Pakistan moves toward death penalty for child sex abuse

Pakistan has taken a step towards punishing the sexual abuse of girls with life imprisonment or even death after an influential parliamentary committee voted to amend current laws.

Nov 05, 2015, 00:36 AM IST
Eshwarappa says what can Oppn do if 'you' are raped, another BJP leader terms rape 'small subject'

Eshwarappa says what can Oppn do if 'you' are raped, another BJP leader terms rape 'small subject'

At a time when there's an outrage over the gang-rape of two minor girls in Delhi last night, politicians seem to show no mercy in issuing insensitive statements against women.

Oct 17, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

Child sexual abuse an epidemic, says HC

Terming child sexual abuse as an "epidemic", Delhi High Court has said that not only parents, but even trial courts dealing with such cases, should create an atmosphere where the victims can depose truthfully against "sexual perpetrators".

Oct 01, 2015, 20:35 PM IST

IMA to create awareness about anti-child abuse laws among doctors

In the wake of increasing instances of child sexual abuse, Indian Medical Association has drawn up a programme to create awareness among its members and parent-teacher community about various anti-child abuse laws.

Aug 07, 2015, 13:35 PM IST