Child sexual abuse
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