If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

Patna:  Institutions for girls set up under the Juvenile Justice Act are now coming repeatedly under the ‘scanner’. A two-member team of the Bihar state commission for protection of child rights (BSCPCR) visited a Hajipur-based short stay home for girls yesterday (July 21) to look into allegations that he inmates (all minors) were ‘sexually exploited’, […]

Rape happens to boys too!

Rape happens to boys too!

Sir, Every next day we get to hear news of girls either minor or major becomes a victim of sex abuse, but we hardly talk about boys as being victims of the same. Child sex abuse causes harm to child’s health, survival, development and dignity. It even traumatizes the child. Girls are not only the […]

Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

District police on Saturday took suspended child protection officer(CPO) Ravi Roushan on remand for 48 hours in connection with the sexual exploitation of minor girls living at a government-funded short stay home in Muzaffarpur. The case broke open in the last week of May and pertains to the allegations of sexual assault and immoral trafficking […]

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

The news of girls being raped, physically assaulted, and being forced in the business of prostitution at Muzaffarpur shelter home left everybody stunned. The people who were given the responsibility to protect the orphan and abandoned girls were accused of sexually harassing them.  This shelter home is run by NGO “seva sankalp evm vikas samiti” […]

Fast track Court on Slow Pace

Fast track Court on Slow Pace

Sir, On Wednesday I read the report released by The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, established by Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, on “Awareness and perceptions about child sexual abuse among young adults in India 2018”. The Foundation pointed out that in three years – 2013 to 2016 – crimes against children have increased by 84 […]

Man sentenced for assault on child

Man sentenced for assault on child

Thane, Feb 10 :  A local court has sentenced a 35- year-old man from Juhugaon in Navi Mumbai to five years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 for the sexual assault on a five-year-old boy in 2015. In the order passed earlier this week, District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge, P P Jadhav, […]

SC wants to know: Are Married men with Wives under 18 Rapists?

SC wants to know: Are Married men with Wives under 18 Rapists?

New Delhi: Isn’t a man who has sex with his  ‘under 18’ wife guilty of statutory rape? POSCO says yes, the Indian Penal Code says ‘no’. The Supreme Court asks the government to step up to the slate and make its position clear! Can sex with wife, who is above 15 and below 18 years […]

Is truth being abused in the ‘St Xavier’s Scandal’?

Is truth being abused in  the ‘St Xavier’s Scandal’?

Sometime between Deepawali and Chhat, news trickled in from the vernacular press that a four year old girl had been abused by two women teachers at the prestigious St. Xavier’s School in Patna,the capital of Bihar. At first glance, one was not amused.Having been associated with the campaign against child abuse in Bihar since 1997, […]

Why South Asians in UK don’t report child abuse

Why South Asians in UK don’t report child abuse

Why is Child Abuse, either physical or sexual, covered up by Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi migrants in the UK? A 2016 report by the Child Protection department of the UK government highlighted the extent of child sexual abuse. They found over 47,000 police records regarding sexual abuse between 2014 and 2015 the highest recorded in […]

Pope Francis may sack Bishops blind to child abuse

Pope Francis may sack Bishops blind to child abuse

The Pope wants bishops to be more diligent in confronting abuse cases.  Pope Francis has approved measures to sack bishops who mishandle child sexual abuse cases, a papal decree says. Bishops who are “negligent” in dealing with priests committing abuse will be removed under the new legal procedures. The decree comes in response to long-running […]

22 minors go missing in MP daily

22 minors go missing in MP daily

At least 15 girls go missing every day in Madhya Pradesh, according to state crime records bureau (SCRB), 2015. Most of these  girls are aged of 14-18 years. These  statistics from the state were in the news on International Missing Children’s Day. At least 8059 children went missing last year of which 5,740 were girls and 2,319 boys – […]

Day for Missing Children

Day for Missing Children

Hey friends! Wednesday was for Missing Children.  This day is observed  all over the world on the 25th of May. The main motive of the day is to focus on children who have gone missing. On this day different countries do many things to find children who have disappeared. All people help on this day to find the cute little […]