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In 'It's All in Your Head, M,' Manjiri Indurkar crafts a piercingly honest narrative about her struggle with mental illness
Lifestyle

In 'It's All in Your Head, M,' Manjiri Indurkar crafts a piercingly honest narrative about her struggle with mental illness

Diving into the trauma she suffered as a survivor of child sexual abuse and more so the rage and grief that stemmed from the silence of those around her who knew the truth, Indurkar writes a sharply honest story, weighing her losses against her more qualitative wins in the pages of this book.

Child sexual abuse among girls likely to lead to genitourinary diseases along with psychological trauma, suggests study
Health

Child sexual abuse among girls likely to lead to genitourinary diseases along with psychological trauma, suggests study

Studies indicate that women who had suffered CSA show a wide range of psychosocial and biological issues throughout their lives

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

US Senate committee approves anti-child porn bill after addressing Google, Facebook encryption concerns
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US Senate committee approves anti-child porn bill after addressing Google, Facebook encryption concerns

US tech companies believe that the proposed law goes too far to weaken privacy protections for ordinary users.

Coronavirus Outbreak: For families of child sexual abuse survivors, lockdown makes dealing with trauma much more difficult
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: For families of child sexual abuse survivors, lockdown makes dealing with trauma much more difficult

while the economic hardships due to the coronavirus lockdown are more evident, the restrictions also add to social inequities in less visible ways.

High pendency of child sexual abuse cases render POCSO a toothless law: Uttar Pradesh accounts for 25% of all cases under the Act
India

High pendency of child sexual abuse cases render POCSO a toothless law: Uttar Pradesh accounts for 25% of all cases under the Act

States like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal continue to ignore Supreme Court's directive to set up Special POCSO Fast Track Courts (FTC) despite extremely high pendency rates. In some districts in these two states, there are over 1,000 POCSO cases pending for over one year.

Largest child pornography dark web network busted, hundreds of people arrested worldwide
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Largest child pornography dark web network busted, hundreds of people arrested worldwide

Welcome To Video relied on bitcoin to sell access to 250,000 videos depicting child sexual abuse.

A male adult survivor of child sexual abuse speaks out: Navigating the road to recovery from trauma
Life

A male adult survivor of child sexual abuse speaks out: Navigating the road to recovery from trauma

Ishank Chibber was eight when he was gang-raped by adults he knew and trusted, and in the 'safe space' that was his home. Now 29, Ishank speaks with Surabhi Yadav in this three-part series, detailing his long road to recovering from the trauma. This account contains descriptions of sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised.

A male adult survivor of child sexual abuse speaks out: How silencing feeds the cycle of trauma
Life

A male adult survivor of child sexual abuse speaks out: How silencing feeds the cycle of trauma

Ishank Chibber was eight when he was gang-raped by adults he knew and trusted, and in the 'safe space' that was his home. Now 29, Ishank speaks with Surabhi Yadav in this three-part series, detailing his long road to recovering from the trauma. This account contains descriptions of sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised.

Healing from the trauma of child sexual abuse: A male adult survivor recounts his journey
Life

Healing from the trauma of child sexual abuse: A male adult survivor recounts his journey

Ishank Chibber was eight when he was gang-raped by adults he knew and trusted, and in the 'safe space' that was his home. Now 29, Ishank speaks with Surabhi Yadav in this three-part series, detailing his long road to recovering from the trauma. This account contains descriptions of sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised.

Delhi Commission for Women issues notice to city police, school authorities over rape of five-year-old girl
India

Delhi Commission for Women issues notice to city police, school authorities over rape of five-year-old girl

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a sweeper in the premises of a private school in Delhi's Greater Kailash.

Firstpost Explains: How POCSO got more teeth after Cabinet nod to include death penalty for child abuse
India

Firstpost Explains: How POCSO got more teeth after Cabinet nod to include death penalty for child abuse

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments in the POSCO Act by specifying death penalty as the punishment for sexual assault against minors.

Madras HC's suggestion on excluding consensual sex between people older than 16 from POCSO Act reflects ground reality
India

Madras HC's suggestion on excluding consensual sex between people older than 16 from POCSO Act reflects ground reality

The suggestion of the Madras High Court with respect to the POCSO Act acknowledges the vast reality of sexual relationships amongst young persons in India.

Absence of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case from political campaign riles activists; experts seek transparency in child care institutions
Politics

Absence of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case from political campaign riles activists; experts seek transparency in child care institutions

A year ago, the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case had stunned the nation. However, the issue is now absent from political campaigns in the region.

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.

Centre intoduces amendments to POCSO Act in Lok Sabha: Bill to include death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children
India

Centre intoduces amendments to POCSO Act in Lok Sabha: Bill to include death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children

The POCSO Act defines child as any person below the age of 18 years and the amendments are aimed at discouraging the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent.

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

Sixteen-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri dies after being raped, assaulted; parents, relatives stage protests
India

Sixteen-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri dies after being raped, assaulted; parents, relatives stage protests

A sixteen-year-old tribal girl succumbed to her injuries at the government hospital in Dharmapuri on 10 November, after she was allegedly raped by two youths.

'We failed them': Australian PM Scott Morrison delivers national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse
World

'We failed them': Australian PM Scott Morrison delivers national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse

The formal apology followed a national investigation into institutional sexual abuse in Australia, which spanned five years and stunned the country with revelations of thousands of cases of shocking abuse in institutional settings like churches and orphanages.

Parents of gang-rape survivor in Dehradun allege schools denying her admission saying she will 'spoil' campus atmosphere
India

Parents of gang-rape survivor in Dehradun allege schools denying her admission saying she will 'spoil' campus atmosphere

As per the complaint, the girl's parents approached a couple of schools in Dehradun but she was denied admission, a senior police official said.