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