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Child Abuse

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on what child abuse is, its various facets, and the Indian laws relevant to this abuse. What you, as a survivor, are experiencing, post confronting a traumatic experience is normal. What you, as a bystander, are going through while supporting a survivor is absolutely okay and typical too!  If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

Written By: Megha Kishore

What is child abuse?

Child Abuse, also known as child maltreatment, includes all types of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, negligence and commercial or other forms of exploitation of a child. It results in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity. It occurs in the context of a relationship with an adult who is responsible for the child, who is supposed to be a trusted source for the child, or holds power over the child (Violence against children - World Health Organization).

What is the prevalence of child abuse globally and in India?

What causes adults to abuse children?

Are there different types of child abuse?

Does child abuse effect the child?

Which children are at greater risk of confronting abuse?

How can you identify if a child is being abused?

How can you help and approach child abuse?

What laws are relevant to child abuse in India?

What are the references for this article?


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