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Supreme Court criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules, but verdict is too simplistic for a complex problem
India

Supreme Court criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules, but verdict is too simplistic for a complex problem

Supreme Court order criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules on child abuse and child marriage, but it also makes sexually active adolescents vulnerable

Difficult for rural children to speak up about sexual abuse: Ram Nath Kovind
India

Difficult for rural children to speak up about sexual abuse: Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said it is difficult for children who grow up in a rural environment to get redressal for acts of sexual abuse.

India must end silence on sexual abuse of children, says Kailash Satyarthi
Mumbai

India must end silence on sexual abuse of children, says Kailash Satyarthi

Child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday underlined the need for an effective judiciary to end sexual abuse of children

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi raises awareness against attacks on children, says 'victims should get respect'
India

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi raises awareness against attacks on children, says 'victims should get respect'

Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi Thursday said that girls who become victims should get respect, as they are not responsible for the abuse against them

In Maharashtra, POCSO sees lowest conviction in speedy trials, victims' character often called into question
India

In Maharashtra, POCSO sees lowest conviction in speedy trials, victims' character often called into question

A study of 1,330 judgments given under POCSO act across Maharashtra showed several instances when characters of victims were questioned even though the law doesn't allow it

Gurugram school murder: Maneka Gandhi urges parents, school to remain vigilant , report child abuse on POSCO e-box
India

Gurugram school murder: Maneka Gandhi urges parents, school to remain vigilant , report child abuse on POSCO e-box

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday urged parents and school authorities to remain vigilant

Gurmeet Ram Rahim jailed: India's godman cult and the 'godliness' of sex, crimes and politics
India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim jailed: India's godman cult and the 'godliness' of sex, crimes and politics

Godmen in India exist at the intersection of religious fervour, political power, public support and often, massive wealth.

Toxic parenting: Beating up your child in the name of 'discipline' is not okay
Life

Toxic parenting: Beating up your child in the name of 'discipline' is not okay

Hey parents, how about using the old art of conversation instead?

Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF personnel accused of molesting schoolgirls in Dantewada, cops launch probe
India

Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF personnel accused of molesting schoolgirls in Dantewada, cops launch probe

The authorities here have ordered an inquiry into a recent incident, in which security personnel allegedly molested the girl students of a state-run residential school

Manohar Parrikar promises 'strict action' against three Goa policemen caught drinking on duty
India

Manohar Parrikar promises 'strict action' against three Goa policemen caught drinking on duty

"Police cannot do this and if someone is caught doing this (drinking on duty)

Delhi stabbing: Naked body of nine-year-old boy found; police finds cigarette burns, suspects sexual assault
India

Delhi stabbing: Naked body of nine-year-old boy found; police finds cigarette burns, suspects sexual assault

A nine-year-old boy was brutally killed after being allegedly stabbed and burnt with cigarette butts in southeast Delhi

Man in Oklahoma physically abuses son in a Facebook Live video
News & Analysis

Man in Oklahoma physically abuses son in a Facebook Live video

Ralph Hishaw, 32, was arrested after posting the 32-minute long video on his Facebook account showing himself screaming, swearing at and hitting his son.

Europol to track child sex abuse perpetrators and victims online
News & Analysis

Europol to track child sex abuse perpetrators and victims online

Europe's police agency, the Europol, has launched a new web page to track perpetrators and victims through child sex abuse images.

Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu launches campaign to end child sexual abuse
India

Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu launches campaign to end child sexual abuse

Ranchi: Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu launched the nation-wide campaign of a humanitarian organisation to end child sexual abuse.

Four booked for raping minor girl in Rajasthan's Sikar district, sharing obscene video on social media
India

Four booked for raping minor girl in Rajasthan's Sikar district, sharing obscene video on social media

Four youths have been booked by police in Sikar district for circulating an obscene video of a teenage girl after allegedly abducting and raping her

Former French diplomat Pascal Mazurier acquitted on charges of raping his minor daughter by Bengaluru court
World

Former French diplomat Pascal Mazurier acquitted on charges of raping his minor daughter by Bengaluru court

Pascal Mazurier, a suspended French consular official was acquitted of the charge of raping his minor daughter by a Bengaluru court, on the grounds that he was "falsely implicated" and was innocent

Child abuse cases: Why are working women guilt-tripped into staying at home instead of finding better daycare solutions?
India

Child abuse cases: Why are working women guilt-tripped into staying at home instead of finding better daycare solutions?

I can’t imagine my mother sitting at home to look after me. But I can’t imagine being in a crèche either. While she never talked to me about having to face this kind of pressure, there are many women who feel like they have no choice.

Sunil Rastogi's 500 victims: What does the extent of his criminal behaviour tell us?
India

Sunil Rastogi's 500 victims: What does the extent of his criminal behaviour tell us?

Rastogi was like a predator hunting in the urban jungle. He was having fun, believed in his invincibility, had no fear of the law or consequences of his actions

Maintain 'zero tolerance' for child abuse: Pope Francis exhorts Catholic bishops
World

Maintain 'zero tolerance' for child abuse: Pope Francis exhorts Catholic bishops

The Vatican on Tuesday released the text of a 28 December letter Francis sent to bishops about injustices to children.

From Manchester United to Chelsea, how England's top clubs were dogged by child abuse
Sports

From Manchester United to Chelsea, how England's top clubs were dogged by child abuse

Premier League great Matt Le Tissier has been the most high-profile player to speak on the subject, and this would encourage more players to speak about the trauma they suffered.