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From COVID-19 pandemic to culture of silence, why India is failing to protect children from online sexual abuse
India

From COVID-19 pandemic to culture of silence, why India is failing to protect children from online sexual abuse

To create safe digital spaces for our children and adolescents, policymakers, law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations, communities, the private sector, and experts need to come together

Over 99% crimes registered in 2020 under POCSO Act were against girls, shows NCRB data
India

Over 99% crimes registered in 2020 under POCSO Act were against girls, shows NCRB data

An analysis of the latest NCRB data by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) revealed that among 28,327 children who were victims of crimes reported under the POCSO Act, 28,058 were girls

French Roman Catholic Church had 3,000 child abusers, reveals probe
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French Roman Catholic Church had 3,000 child abusers, reveals probe

According to an independent commission report, two-thirds of the abusers were priests and have worked in the church over the past 70 years.

Retired French surgeon Joel Le Scouarnec gets 15 years in jail in first leg of country’s biggest paedophilia trial
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Retired French surgeon Joel Le Scouarnec gets 15 years in jail in first leg of country’s biggest paedophilia trial

The doctor, who has been accused of sexually abusing over 300 children, was found to be in possession of over three lakh pornographic images including those of children

Assam doctor, college principal wife arrested for pouring hot water on minor domestic help
India

Assam doctor, college principal wife arrested for pouring hot water on minor domestic help

The incident came to light after the district child welfare committee received a video from an anonymous source

Maltreated children five times more likely to develop multiple chronic illnesses in adulthood, says study
Health

Maltreated children five times more likely to develop multiple chronic illnesses in adulthood, says study

The study also found that adults who had experienced neglect or physical, sexual and emotional abuse as children were over three times more likely to report poor health, widespread pain, frailty and loneliness

The Lost Child: How the abuse prevalent in Muzaffarpur's Balika Griha was brought to light
India

The Lost Child: How the abuse prevalent in Muzaffarpur's Balika Griha was brought to light

While the first episode of The Lost Child looked at the abuse prevalent in Muzaffarpur's Balika Griha, the second episode follows up with an interview of Tarique Mohammed, who lead the TISS team through the audit which brought this debacle to light.

Bangladeshi students turn to social media to speak up about sex abuse at hands of teachers, older pupils in Islamic schools
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Bangladeshi students turn to social media to speak up about sex abuse at hands of teachers, older pupils in Islamic schools

Child abuse in madrasas has long gone unreported in Bangladesh, the Muslim majority nation

Uttar Pradesh: Man thrashed on suspicion of child abduction in Meerut's Shahjahanpur area; eight accused held
India

Uttar Pradesh: Man thrashed on suspicion of child abduction in Meerut's Shahjahanpur area; eight accused held

Eight people were arrested for allegedly thrashing a man on suspicion of being a child lifter in Shahjahanpur area in Meerut on Sunday

The Lost Child: Suno India and Firstpost present a podcast on the country's child shelter homes
India

The Lost Child: Suno India and Firstpost present a podcast on the country's child shelter homes

The Lost Child, a series by Suno India supported by Firstpost, gives insight into child shelter homes in India and explores the ground reality of the lives of these young people. The series will ask complex questions as it progresses: Why are shelter homes underfunded and not staffed sufficiently? Why is family restoration through counseling and support not a big priority for the government? What is being done to help children in shelter homes to cope?

Madrasa teacher arrested in Kerala’s Thrissur for sexually abusing minors; accused lured children with sweets, interrogation reveals
India

Madrasa teacher arrested in Kerala’s Thrissur for sexually abusing minors; accused lured children with sweets, interrogation reveals

A 63-year-old madrassa teacher in Kottayam, Kerala, has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children after luring them with sweets, police said here on Sunday

To curb child sexual abuse in India, POCSO Act needs wide publicity; personal safety education among children, parents vital
India

To curb child sexual abuse in India, POCSO Act needs wide publicity; personal safety education among children, parents vital

Children are not voters, which is why their needs are often neglected. It is the collective responsibility of all citizens to protect children from child sexual abuse and ensure that they have a childhood free of any abuse.

In Kerala's Chettikulangara Devi Temple, devotees set on defying ban on ritual involving piercing of boys with metal hooks
India

In Kerala's Chettikulangara Devi Temple, devotees set on defying ban on ritual involving piercing of boys with metal hooks

The Chettikulangara Devi Temple in Alappuzha district of Kerala is all set to conduct the primitive ritual called 'chooral muriyal' in which midribs of young boys are pierced with gold or silver strings or bamboo strands, despite a ban on the ritual in 2016

WhatsApp criticised for failing to remove child porn shared across chat groups
News & Analysis

WhatsApp criticised for failing to remove child porn shared across chat groups

WhatsApp has responded saying that it "has a zero-tolerance policy around child sexual abuse."

Centre releases draft child protection policy, invites comments from stakeholders till 4 January: All you need to know
India

Centre releases draft child protection policy, invites comments from stakeholders till 4 January: All you need to know

The draft child protection policy has been uploaded to the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) website, and the ministry has invited comments from stakeholders until 4 January.

Maneka Gandhi orders inspection of all shelter homes in Odisha after allegations of sexual abuse in Dhenkanal
India

Maneka Gandhi orders inspection of all shelter homes in Odisha after allegations of sexual abuse in Dhenkanal

Maneka Gandhi has ordered an inspection of all shelter homes in Odisha, a fortnight after an alleged sexual abuse of minor girls in such an accommodation.

Facebook slammed for auction post selling 17-year-old as a child bride: Report
News & Analysis

Facebook slammed for auction post selling 17-year-old as a child bride: Report

Reportedly, at least five men, including the region's deputy general, participated in the bidding of the teenager.

Facebook removed over 2 billion pieces with
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Facebook removed over 2 billion pieces with "unacceptable content" in 2018

Facebook claims that their proactive detection rate for violence and graphic content has increased 25 percent.

Father of two jailed in France for feeding children only cakes, Coca-Cola while spending welfare money on alcohol
World

Father of two jailed in France for feeding children only cakes, Coca-Cola while spending welfare money on alcohol

The father, who was described as violent towards his wife and children, was jailed for three months Wednesday in Limoges, central France. The eldest boy had to have seven sugar-rotten teeth removed, and the second does not speak