Posts Tagged ‘sexual abuse’
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
One of the biggest democratic nation India is feeling the heat not because of their summer but, because of rape case in their metros and small towns are on the rise. In the last 4 months, two cases in their capital city Delhi had made not just woman activists but also men who came down and showed their massive anger and demand for justice and sanctioning stronger laws. [Don’t forget there are plenty of cases in Delhi itself that did not get reported]
However, this problem is not only with India but with South Asian countries. It will be too mean to connect this with any nationality, race, and caste and not just counties on economic and development status. You can’t say this problem is only with developing or poor countries, if you still think so, here are the global rape stats sufficient to prove you wrong.
As we are becoming more modern and global, women demand respect and equal rights rather than something that should have already. Social pundits and activists around the world see different root causes for this. In South Asian countries these pundits are blaming easy access to porn via internet and girls have started to wear short skirts and shirts which are not their traditional outfit which also arouses men and give Fatawa’s ( a religious ban) for girls.
If we analyze the stats it reveals the shocking stats that in 90% of rape cases the accused is someone the victim knows. This report on CNN shows that 1 out of 3 sexual abuse cases are registered in the USA are against their own partners. When we talk about the rape these stats include both cases of men and women but, in counties like India male rape cases hardly gets reported at all. In the TV show Satyamev Jayate (truth wins out) done by Celebrity Aamir Khan. In men these kinds of cases are happening at a very less age sometimes as less as 5 years and in India they found that 53% children from a sample of 5000 said they were sexually abused and most of the time by a known person from a family.
In America also we have a high percentage of child sexual abuse and if we go by stats it is 10% of children report such issues. How about those who don’t even know what is sexual abuse? These stats are more than revealing for those who say that girls wearing short cloths arouse men.
This problem has become more of global and even bigger than global warming itself. To take care of global warming, you have a common forum of countries that talk about this and try to find solutions to climate change but problem as big as this should also need special care and if not what kind of society do we will leave for our children.
Don’t forget to comment on this article and tell us what you think of this issue and could be the cause of the increasing numbers of rape and sexual abuse cases that we see today.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Teen abuse is rampant across the globe. It is not confined to poor or developing nations or specific strata of society but across all nations and communities. Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional ill-treatment, neglecting the child or exploiting the child which might harm the health of the child and sexual abuse which will affect the development and psyche of the child.
Children are abused by their own family and it’s the neighbors who speak up. Every state in America (except Hawaii, Columbia and Virgin Island) enforces child abuse reporting law. Keeping the child safe is the responsibility of each person no matter where in the world you are. The person who does not report abuse is as guilty as the abuser himself. It not then only men are abusers, women too are party to child abuse in many subtle form. Neglecting the child and if you are a single mother then letting your boyfriend abuse your child automatically makes the woman party to abusing.
Children suffering from neglect or abuse are a hidden abuse which can occur in any religion, education level, culture and any economic level as well. This has become so common not only in USA but in other nations too. Child abuse statistics show that about 300 million children subjected to violence and 1.2 million are trafficked world-wide. These children who are trafficked are usually from poor communities and exploited.
Developed nations have a different form of child abuse where the child is not forced to do tedious labor jobs but sexually abused. It was found that almost 31% women residing in USA jails were abused in childhood. Abused or neglected children tend to become abusers themselves and 80% of abused children suffer some form of psychological disorder.
India a country that is one of the fastest developing nations in the world is walking on a tight rope due to the rampant sexual abuse that has thrown the country off-balance. A young girl was raped by five men when she was traveling in a bus with her fiancé which they thought was the regular transport bus run by the government. The girl was gang-raped, the guy physically abused and both were thrown out of the bus by the rapists onto the cold streets of Delhi. One rapist was a minor (a 16 year old) was the one who physically tortured the girl after raping her.
Helpline for Teen sexual abuse