child sexual abuse
Petition to Prime Minister of India, cabinet of ministers, National Women right commission, National Human right commision of India
Capital punishment for those, who rapes and kills or attempts to kill children under 14
Brutal Rapes and murders after rape is increasing day by day and no one is safe here. Our country is ashamed of it. These sensational cases become headline for a few days in media, but no change seen in the scenario. Even Nirbhaya's convict is still alive, when SC has awarded them death sentence in May 2017. Why? We demand capital punishment for minor girl's rape case, especially when they are killed after rape/gang rapes. Hundreds of minor girls including Asifa, Gudiya and Sasaram's 6 year old rape victim girl, who is still serious, are seeking justice. Nothing less than death penalty can be accepted for such cases. The nation wants justice, the nation demands capital punishment for them. One more request we have to deploy CBI for Kathua case investigation as itis the most sensitive case, which may effect the nation's reputation on International platforms and may create tension between two communities. It needs special attention and inquiry and investigation should be handled by the most authentic agency of our country, though accused must not get bail approved till investigation completes.
Petition to Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani
Stand for Asifa: We want Safety as woman. Female leaders where are you
Asifa case and Unnao casea have shaken Our belief in Humanity, and religion. As a women, we are devastated. Howcan a 8 yo be raped and killed in temple. This is maligning to the repute of India. Want Sushma Swaraj and other indian female leaders to raise voice. We have seen Sushma Swaraj standing for daughters stuck in foreign countries . Sushma mam you are a role model . #justiceforasifa This petition is to just have female protagonists of country come together to support honest n unbiased proceedings for both cases.
Petition to Mr. Conrad Sangma, Mr. Lahkmen Rymbui
Implement the Personal Safety Education Program in all Government schools in Meghalaya
"Come sit on my lap" said her uncle. But she was uncomfortable. Years passed by with memories deeply suppressed until one day the adult realised that what had happened to her as a child was sexual abuse. This is just one such case.Please sign my petition to save our children. Children quietly suffer and never talk about what they have gone through. When the children share, no one believes them! Let’s start with one state at a time. I am from Meghalaya.Child Sexual abuse is on the rise in my state! The State witnessed a large number of crimes against children in the year 2018 with 238 cases registered under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act 2012 and IPC sections 376, 354 and 509. These are just numbers of reported cases while there are many that go unreported. Our children are suffering silently. It is the duty of every person and authority in Meghalaya to ensure this doesn’t continue. We need to prevent it from happening. The child spends most of their waking hours in schools. Schools seem like the best place to start conversations. I would like to appeal to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mr Conrad Sangma to take action immediately. Sign my petition asking to Implement the Personal Safety Education Program in all government schools in Meghalaya. Sexual abuse in childhood can leave scars that can last a very long time.Disbelief, denial and cover-up to preserve family reputation has made child sexual abuse an invisible crime in India. It is time we start talking and addressing this issue. LET's BREAK THE SILENCE. Join hands to change the current situation to protect our children, our future generations. Please sign my petition and urge the Government of Meghalaya to implement the personal safety education program in all Government schools in Meghalaya.
Petition to Mr. Manoj Ahuja, Dr. Ramesh Pokriyal, Smriti Zubin Irani, Priyank Kanoongo, Sahida Khatun, Shannon Dona Massar, Sujitha S., Sonal Kapoor, Dr. Keerthi Bollineni, Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman
CBSE: Direct Schools to Have Mandatory Training for Students to Fight Child Sexual Abuse
A 10-year-old boy asked me a question that shook me to my core. I had just conducted a session on personal safety for school boys in Hyderabad. They were made aware of what safe and unsafe touch is, what non-touch abuse and online abuse look like, they learnt the power of saying NO and more importantly, which "trusted adults" - mostly parents, teachers or grandparents - to go to in case they see or face abuse. Sign my petition. Just as I was patting myself on the back for a successful session, a young boy, not more than 10 years old, walked up to me and asked; "Didi, whom should I go to if I can't go to my parents?" In my four years of working extensively in the field of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), that question meant only one thing: one of his parents was the perpetrator! My team and I immediately took the necessary action. Our first priority was to get the boy to a safe space. The investigation revealed that his father had been abusing him at home for almost two and a half years. Sign my petition The sad truth is that I’ve come across many children who go through what this boy did. All of them are helpless, silenced and traumatized. But very few show the courage that this boy did by speaking out and asking for help. As adults, it’s not enough to provide children with just roti, kapda, makaan (food, clothing and shelter). We need to give them a space, a voice and a language of safety. As children spend more time in school than at home, I believe schools should take the lead in spreading awareness on reporting child sexual abuse. That is why I have started this petition. Sign my petition asking CBSE to release a circular to all CBSE-affiliated schools to annually give compulsory training to fight child sexual abuse in an age-appropriate-manner for all classes. I believe CBSE already understands the importance of such a program because of its past record. In 2017, it issued a circular asking schools to popularize e-POCSO boxes (for children to anonymously report child sexual abuse cases) and screen the film ‘Komal’ (on the same theme). However, we need to empower our children further by giving them the knowledge and language to fight. The more we talk to our children about it, the more they will understand it and become comfortable reporting it. As CBSE has 22,799 schools under its umbrella, let’s urge it to lead by example and become a pioneering role model for other boards. Sign my petition today and give every child a voice. Let’s #BreakTheSilence (The image I have used above is from a workshop on child safety that I had conducted in Hyderabad in 2019.)
Petition to Indian Goverment
Protection of Rape Victim From ITV Celebs
Television actor Pearl Puri was arrested by the Mumbai Police on Friday for allegedly raping a 5-year-old. The complaint was lodged my victim's father and he is booked under Sections 376 AB (punishment for rape of woman under 12 years of age) of the Indian Penal Code, and Sections 4 (punishment for penetrative sexual assault), 8 (punishment for sexual assault), 12 (punishment for sexual harassment), 19 (reporting of offences) and 21 (punishment for failure to report or record a case) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. After the said events many indian television celebrities came in support of actor, but limits are crossed when few of them say, Karishma Tanna (who told about victim's details in an interview), Divya Kumar Khosla (posted picture of victim along with family on Instagram) had published rape victim's and her family details on social media. It is to noted that according to 228A. Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc, anyone publishing the name of a rape victim is liable to be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine. We request indian government and judiciary to please look into the matter and protect the rights of a minor and her privacy. Thank you!
Petition to Assam State Child Protection Committee, District Administration of Nagoan, Child Welfare Committee Assam, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
Woke up to such a brutal killing of child whose only “mistake” was asking her employer for a leave to visit her family! An innocent child was burnt alive without any thought by her employer and its heartbreaking that a child who is allegedly pregnant (abused) has been treated in such a heinous way ! Even with child labour laws, most of the household hire young children as house help or labourers without even the least fear of being penalised as they know that there is little to none checking done regarding child labour. The government department is hardly taking responsibility for such acts and the role of judiciary does not seem encouraging with sensitive cases as such being dragged on for years with little to no conviction rate and the perps getting away scott free . Judicial officers seems to be lacking empathy and the vicious cycle continues with every morning another such brutal crime being reported! Time strict and fast action be taken so that this case does not become another sensational news, instead the perps be convicted and stricter action be taken against relevant dept for not checking on child labour issues. Kindly help us sign this petition so that not only justice is delivered but also child labour and child abuse is checked and addressed at the earliest!
Petition to Government, court
Justice for a 12 year old girl who was raped , made pregnant and burnt by her owners
Assam has witnessed an incident which is beyond words. A 12 year old girl from the hill district of Assam , Karbi Anglong was working as a house help and was allegedly raped , impregnated and burnt to death by the monster owners of the house where she was working. The fact that she was underage and working as a house help is in itself a crime and what happened to her is beyond this humanity. We must collectively fight for her justice and make sure the culprits are hanged to death. If we are able to do this we are able to fight for the atrocities of class , caste and gender- a poor tribal minor girl whose fate would not have been this. #justiceforsumilaronghanpi
Petition to Girish Chandra Murmu, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Ravinder Raina
Introduce ‘Personal Safety Education’ in School Curriculum to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
I have been working on raising awareness about child sexual abuse in Jammu and Kashmir for more than two and a half years now. Nine out of ten people, I usually speak to, deny the occurrence of child sexual abuse in Kashmir. The response I am most familiar with is that ‘child sexual abuse doesn’t happen in Kashmir.’ However, according to a study conducted by Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), 53% of children across 13 states of India were sexually abused in 2007. I fail to understand that if child sexual abuse doesn’t happen in Jammu and Kashmir then how did Kathua rape and murder take place? In fact, it was the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, which prompted the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet to pass an ordinance on Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance (POCSVO) in April 2018. Similarly, on the other side of the border, the brutal rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl prompted the Government of Punjab in Pakistan to announce plans to introduce ‘Child Abuse Awareness’ in their school curriculum. Undoubtedly, child sexual abuse is quite prevalent in our society, yet we wait for incidents like Kathua and Punjab to happen before taking any much needed preventive measures to address such issues. My question is very simple: Can we not act proactively and come up with solutions to prevent social evils like child sexual abuse beforehand? It is very important to understand that child sexual abuse scars a child for a lifetime and the healing process in such cases is very slow. Our Judiciary doesn't help either because the lengthy trials only lead to re-victimisation of a child/adult who dares to speak up against his or her childhood abuser/s. Therefore, I want the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to introduce a comprehensive ‘Personal Safety Education Program’ in our school curriculum to address child sexual abuse at its roots. Our children must be made aware about what’s 'safe touch' and what’s 'unsafe touch' from a very young age, in addition to sensitising the teachers and parents in our respective societies about this serious issue. It is time to overcome the myths and social stigma attributed to sex education. Please sign my petition and join me in saving thousands of children from falling prey to child predators in Jammu and Kashmir.