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Spread Awareness Against Child Sexual Abuse to Stop Child Rape Cases #AwaazUthao
11-year-old “Geeta”, committed suicide, after giving up the hope of being protected from her uncle who raped her frequently. Her family was a spectator to her wounds and her mother had even asked for help in school. Since the authorities weren’t aware of POCSO Act 2012(Prevention of Children from Sexual offense Act), they feared the involvement of police and abstained from helping her. When our NGO conducted an awareness workshop on POCSO Act in the school, they regretted not doing anything for the girl. It is just one of the numerous stories of many more Geetas who either lost their lives or are living under the dark shadowy consequences of child sexual abuse because of the lack of awareness. The above story is true though the names of people have been changed because of the POCSO Act which makes sure that the identities of the abused and their families is kept secret. Child sexual abuse encompasses exposure of children to nudity, touch and interaction with a sexual intent, their involvement in pornography and rapes. Awareness is necessary to avoid it's harmful impact which leads to underdevelopment of the child mentally and emotionally and impairs their personality and confidence for entire lifetime. Therefore we urge you to sign this petition and raise our voices collectively to the competent authorities to take every necessary step in spreading awareness regarding the prevention of children from sexual abuse.
Save The Shelters in India
Shelter Homes: Sexual Abuse, Crippled Bureaucracy and PoliticsShelter homes in India are fast turning into sites of human trafficking and trade of the flesh.The incidences of Muzzafarpur, Deoria, and Hardoi compel us to think whether shelter homes, the supposed institutes to protect people, are able to deliver. It is horrifying that the story of Muzaffarpur is not the only case where sexual, mental and physical abuse were rampant. The TISS social audit is the only reason all these atrocities were brought to light.Samadhan Abhiyan wants to voice its strong concern over the horrific scenario of sexual abuse in shelter homes and wants to bring out the plight of the residents in front of the world, so that the victims can get justice. To achieve this, we, therefore, demand for a joint parliament committee to be formed which will ensure the following points:-· Periodic social audit of the shelter homes.· Report of social audit be published in national newspapers and the credentials of the organization who conducts the social audit is also made public.· The social auditors have to go through the tough licensing process to become eligible for the audit.· Eradication of procedural and functional errors from the policies to remove the loopholes.· Accountability to be fixed at each level of the administrative chain and punishment is very stringent.· Total justice to the victims. It is a matter of grave concern that many of the shelter homes where sexual abuse took place enjoyed patronage of some politicians. The bureaucracy also seem to be extremely inactive and incompetent when cases like these are concerned. The politics involved in all these is something which can't be tolerated anymore. You can support this by signing the petition and share it on different modes of social media, in order to have a small but impact full effect. As the saying goes, "So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world!" Help us in saving the residents of shelter homes. We are the group of following NGOs and activists who are working together on this cause. 1. Samadhan Abhiyan2. pace for india 3. sadda punjab4. Gyanvriksh foundation5. nizameezm human equity and welfare association