100-Word Editorial: 3,832 Cases Of Child Sexual Abuse In One Year Is A National Emergency
According to a new report by SAHIL 3,832 cases of child sexual abuse were reported in 2018. 55 percent of the victims were girls. It is well-known that the majority of cases are not even reported. This is nothing short of a national crisis. Corporal punishment, abuse in schools and madrassas and within the family structures calls for an emergency. Our children are vulnerable. We have to fix our justice system and child protection institutions if we are serious in safeguarding the future generations. No media led sensationalism or political point scoring. But concrete action by the state and society.