Child sexual abuse is no joke in 2022. It is a serious issue faced by modern day society. The numbers are horrifying. According to Statistics provided by the UNICEF, 52% of the children in India have gone through abuse in some form or the other. My question to the world is, "WHY DO THESE CHILDREN HAVE TO GO THROUGH SUCH ATROCIOUS BEHAVIOUR AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE?"
Many cases of child sexual abuse are not even reported by the people as the victims are too embarrassed and shocked to inform their parents and peers. The most horrendous and shocking fact is that the major abuse reported is between the age group of 5 to 11 years.
Most of the victims of child sexual abuse are not able to recover from the repercussions and go to severe trauma. Out the children physically sexually abused in family situations, 88.6% were physically abused by parents. 83% of cases reported parents were their emotional abusers. These victims develop psychological disorders like not being able to trust people, fear, lack of confidence, etc.
Very few NGOs like the HEAL Foundation are working towards spreading literacy about child sexual abuse in India. Please join me in supporting the HEAL Foundation and helping to spread awareness about child sexual abuse and education both children and adults.