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Rituparna Chatterjee discusses her memoir The Water Phoenix, the complexities of child sex abuse, and healing
Arts & Culture

Rituparna Chatterjee discusses her memoir The Water Phoenix, the complexities of child sex abuse, and healing

Chatterjee's The Water Phoenix is a disarmingly honest memoir, empathetic and nuanced in its telling, providing a space for the reader to reflect and grieve along with the writer.

COVID-19 positive teen sexually assaulted at Delhi's Chhatarpur care centre; two held
India

COVID-19 positive teen sexually assaulted at Delhi's Chhatarpur care centre; two held

The 19-year-old man, who allegedly sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl, was arrested along with one of his associates, the police said

Amid outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, a look at why politicians protect rapist-killers
India

Amid outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, a look at why politicians protect rapist-killers

Crimes that shock the nation are now a daily reality. This has also lead to further breakdown in law and order, more so since punishment by theory of deterrence to mark public abhorrence is not being applied.

As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers
India

As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers

Amid calls for the death penalty for rapists, in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian, this ringside view proves how political posturing can contrast with reality, with politicians themselves protecting the rapist-killer by permitting inordinate delays and presidential pardons.

Parliament approves POCSO (Amendment) Bill for stricter punishments, including death penalty, for child sex abuse
India

Parliament approves POCSO (Amendment) Bill for stricter punishments, including death penalty, for child sex abuse

Cutting across party lines, members supported amendments to POCSO Act though some demanded that Bill be referred to the Standing Committee or Select Committee as it makes certain offences punishable with death.

POCSO Amendment bill introduced in Rajya Sabha, contains provisions for stricter punishment, including death penalty
India

POCSO Amendment bill introduced in Rajya Sabha, contains provisions for stricter punishment, including death penalty

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani introduced the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Rajya, that seeks to amend the existing law of 2012.

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.

WhatsApp child sex abuse videos must be probed, demands child rights body
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WhatsApp child sex abuse videos must be probed, demands child rights body

The child rights body is also working on a preventive policy to curb such activities on all digital platforms.

WhatsApp child sex abuse report: Self regulation of social media isn't working; need govt norms
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WhatsApp child sex abuse report: Self regulation of social media isn't working; need govt norms

Cyber Peace Foundation report claims that WhatsApp is being used to share child sexual abuse videos. IT ministry has written to WhatsApp

Vatican child sex abuse scandal: Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in prison in Australia
World

Vatican child sex abuse scandal: Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in prison in Australia

The County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd, while delivering the sentence, described Pell's abuse of two choirboys in the sacristy at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne as "a brazen and forcible sexual attack on the victims"

Pope Francis compares sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice in address to Catholic Church's top bishops
World

Pope Francis compares sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice in address to Catholic Church's top bishops

Pope Francis compared the sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice as he addressed the Catholic Church's top bishops at the end of a landmark summit to tackle paedophilia.

Malaysia textbook sparks outrage over section telling girls to protect sexual organs; govt says it will revise material
World

Malaysia textbook sparks outrage over section telling girls to protect sexual organs; govt says it will revise material

The section in the elemetary school textbook in Malaysia featured a series of pictures of a fictional girl called Amira, whose parents advise her to protect "the modesty of her sexual organs" by wearing the correct attire.

CBI asks social media to use PhotoDNA to track suspects, goes against international norms
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CBI asks social media to use PhotoDNA to track suspects, goes against international norms

This request is in violation of international norms which mandate that this technology can only be used to identify child exploitation images

Catholic child sex abuse case: Diocese of Brooklyn reaches record settlement of $27.5 million before trial in 2019
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Catholic child sex abuse case: Diocese of Brooklyn reaches record settlement of $27.5 million before trial in 2019

Church officials did not immediately comment. But the settlement ends the civil complaint of the four victims, which was to lead to a trial in early 2019.

Inmates of Bhopal shelter home for disabled children accuse founder of sexually abusing five
India

Inmates of Bhopal shelter home for disabled children accuse founder of sexually abusing five

The alleged victims and other inmates of the shelter home, which is located in the Bairagarh area of Bhopal and had a branch in Hoshangabad district until 2017, submitted a complaint to police Friday evening.

Australian archbishop Philip Wilson gets 12 months of home detention for concealing child sex abuse by another priest
World

Australian archbishop Philip Wilson gets 12 months of home detention for concealing child sex abuse by another priest

Wilson stood aside last month as the archbishop of Adelaide and is a former president of the Catholic Church’s top body in Australia.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull to deliver national apology on 22 October to victims of institutional child sex abuse
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull to deliver national apology on 22 October to victims of institutional child sex abuse

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday that he will deliver a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse and their families on 22 October.

Child sex abuse and Mumbai: Is the city equipped to provide mental health support to survivors?
Life

Child sex abuse and Mumbai: Is the city equipped to provide mental health support to survivors?

There is a glaring lack of mental health practitioners who can provide help to survivors of child sex abuse | #FirstCulture

Friendship Day: The need to offer a friendly hand to young boys and oppose toxic masculinity
Life

Friendship Day: The need to offer a friendly hand to young boys and oppose toxic masculinity

In a world ridden with machismo, it is boys who need a friend to tell them that it is okay to be weak, writes Harish Iyer.

Europol to track child sex abuse perpetrators and victims online
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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.