Child sex­ual abuse

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - WARDA NA­JAM

As ev­ery­one knows, there are many problems in Pak­istan of which “child abuse” is the main prob­lem. This prob­lem is in­creas­ing day by day. The chil­dren of this nation are be­ing sex­u­ally abused by their chauf­feurs, ser­vants or other dirty peo­ple. Abusers are not be­ing stopped; they are not be­ing ap­pre­hended for sex­u­ally abus­ing small chil­dren. In Pak­istan one out of five boys and one in seven girls were sex­u­ally abused in 2015. An NGO ad­vo­cat­ing against child sex­ual abuse re­ports that dur­ing last five years there is con­sis­tent in­crease in child abuse. More­over, the re­ports claim that an av­er­age of ten chil­dren is sex­u­ally abused daily. And re­ports also tell that in 2012 more than 1800 chil­dren died due to child mal­treat­ment.

This is a very alarm­ing is­sue that Pak­istan is fac­ing to­day and this is the time that we should take steps to pro­tect our chil­dren from be­ing abused. We can only counter it only by in­volv­ing us fully in the child’s life, en­cour­ag­ing our chil­dren to com­mu­ni­cate with us freely and con­fi­dently. We should teach our chil­dren about bound­aries and should teach them how to safe­guard their bod­ies. We should raise voice against this is­sue and take those steps to pre­vent child sex­ual abuse. So let’s do it to­gether now and not wait for to­mor­row be­cause it’s now or never. — Karachi

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