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Reporting child abuse

It is often said that children make ‘perfect’ victims for perpetrators. This is because they are unable to protect themselves due to their level of physical and mental development and…

Is it child abuse?

HERE is a narrative to introduce the subject so close to my heart. At a family gathering, I was chatting with my cousin’s granddaughter, a lively girl of three. As…

Covid-19 and child abuse

The world has suffered through epidemics and pandemics in the past. Experience tells us that child abuse and neglect increase during such periods. Apart from increasing mortality and morbidity all…

Child Abuse Is Preventable

Child abuse is preventable

In March 2000, an additional sessions judge in Lahore sentenced an alleged serial killer Javed Iqbal, 38, to death by hanging for sexually molesting and murdering around 100 destitute children…

Dealing with child abuse

THE abduction, rape and murder of eight-year-old Zainab in Kasur in January 2018 shook the entire nation out of its complacency in such cases. But hopes of a decline in…

Shame, Guilt And Child Abuse

Shame, guilt and child abuse

It was news of the most grotesque kind. In villages around the city of Kasur in Punjab, a ring of paedophiles was busted upon the complaint of some aggrieved parents.…

Child kidnapping

The most heinous crime you can think of is kidnapping a child. With just one act, that for the kidnapper is nothing more than a step towards making some easy…

For every child, every right

Children are not just our future, they are our present too, which is why World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote and advocate for the…

PECA and children Part – I

In today’s world, children face new unconventional challenges posed by the rise of digital technology. This exposes children to digital risks such as cyberbullying and sexual abuse, which were not…