India Makes Preventive Strategy on Child Sexual Abuse
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in India held Thursday a consultation on development of Preventive Strategy on Child Sexual Abuse in Delhi.
It was chaired by Stuti Kacker, Chairperson, NCPCR. She expressed her concern about growing incidents of sexual abuse of young children in the country.
It was strongly recommended in the consultation that a comprehensive and holistic campaign in rural and urban areas should be initiated at national level on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and on violation of Child Rights caused by it.
NCPCR had carried out a crowd sourcing of suggestions for preventive measures against Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). According to NCPCR,153 suggestions were received of which 70 suggestions were for awareness generation.
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They were deliberated upon in the meeting with representatives from different NGOs working in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai. There was also a presentation of a media campaign which covered various aspects of child sexual abuse and suggested remedial measures.
Child Sexual Abuse is a multidimensional problem having legal, social, medical and psychological implications. Preventive measures include creating awareness among children, general public and making parents more conscious, responsive, friendly and communicative with children and empowering and educating children about these issues.
At the same time, according to NCPCR, we should have stringent implementation of law with zero tolerance approach towards such crimes.
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