child sexual abuse
Petition to Government of India, Gulamfarid Vhora
Stop the Rape in India : Make a Strong Rules for all - Kathua,Unnao, Surat & Whole India
The -rape of Kathua, Unnao, Surat and all over India... Why Not a Single Strict rule for rape...? See the other Countries in The whole world who follows the rules Strictly. Why there is no respect for Common Men ? Why the much importance of Rapiest who are Minister, Policemen or any authorised Person of the Government Body ? Crime is Crime and Rule is Rule. Where is the respect of Devi- Goddess ? Who doesn't have a respect for Common Women or Common Girl. For them who is not believe in God or Goddess, where is respect for Your Mother & Sisters ? Where is Culture and Heritage ? Each time a rape is reported, civil society reacts with anger and outrage, which unfortunately dies down and is forgotten, until the next time. The question to ask: what is the inflexion point? At what stage do we say collectively and in one voice: Enough. Make a strong and Strict Rule for this. Many solutions have been offered in the light of this particular gang-rape and Rape in the past. Some of these include: 1. The setting up of fast track courts (as in Rajasthan recently) to ensure speedy trials. 2. The imposition of maximum, exemplary sentence. 3. The immediate clearing of all pending cases involving crimes against women. 4. Immediate training and sensitisation of police force to crimes against women, including domestic violence, molestation and sexual assault. 5. The immediate passage of pending bills that seek to protect women, including the Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Bill 2012 and the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2012 6. Consultations with the Ministry of Human Resources to see how best to address the issue of sensitising boys through the school curriculum. 7. National-level, open consultations involving civil society and other stake-holders on how best to tackle the growing misogyny and hostility against women as well as rising crimes against them. Despite having so many women in positions of political leadership, a survey by TrustLaw found India to be ranked as the worst country in the world for women. At a time when women are increasingly claiming their rightful share of half the sky and asserting their autonomy and independence, the rising crimes against them are conducted with absolute impunity by criminals who have no fear of the law. We are writing to you in the hope that you will direct government and judiciary to take special note of the escalation of gender violence and work together on a priority basis to implement the measures detailed above. Lack of gender justice, lack of fear of the law, police and judicial apathy, failure of governance and shrinking public spaces is a matter of grave concern, not just for women but for every citizen of this country. Please Stop this all, enough is enough.
Petition to Maneka Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi
Stop repeat offences by child molesters. Allow adult survivors to report childhood abuse
I was sexually abused by my cousin’s husband when I was a little girl. I would wake up at night to find him sitting next to me in the dark. He would put his hands and mouth on my private parts. I would lie there, terrified and disgusted. I was so ashamed and confused that I told no one about the abuse. It continued till I turned 13. It was only as an adult that I realized what had happened to me. I also realized that I was not alone. Many child molesters are repeat offenders. They continue to abuse young children over decades. This meant that many of my young cousins and nieces were in danger. So I gathered courage and spoke to my family about it. My story was immediately confirmed by another cousin. She too had been abused by the same man. I decided to stop my molester from abusing more children by filing a complaint against him. But the police did not know of a law or legal route that they could use to allow an adult survivor to file a complaint about childhood abuse. I felt helpless and powerless. I could take no action against my molester, I could not prevent him from committing more abuse if he wanted to. But, I’m not willing to give up. That’s why I started this petition asking the Government of India to allow adult survivors to file complaints about childhood abuse. Sign my petition. It’s unrealistic to expect young children to walk to a police station and file a complaint about abuse. As a child I did not even know what was happening to me. I thought this was my fault, and I didn't even realize that I could go to an adult for help. I could only stay silent. But, I am an adult now, and I should have support and legal means to stop my molester from potentially continuing his offences on other children. Unfortunately, my story is not unique. What I have written about happens to many many children. There are many adults like me who are carrying the burden of childhood abuse. We need your support. To get justice for ourselves and protect other children from abuse. Sign my petition and appeal to the Indian Government to allow adult survivors of child abuse to file complaints.
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 PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Union Home minister, Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister For Women & Child Development
Strict Action Against All Who are Sexually Exploiting Children #ProtectOurChildren
Men are paying money to have sex with children. It is happening across the country, in big cities and small towns. These young children are repeatedly sexually assaulted and this serial rape of children is happening all around us. It may be happening in your neighborhood and your city. 11 children go missing every hour. 3-4 month old babies are being kidnapped and trafficked, and raised by brothel owners so that they can be pushed into prostitution as soon as they get a bit older. Girls as young as 10, are given hormone injections to look older for the “customers”. Girls and boys as young as 6-years-old are filmed performing sexual acts and those videos are then sold on the internet. These customers are men from every walk of life and their “demand” for children in this business has been growing. This serial rape of children needs to stop! We need to address the source of this horror, which is the increasing demand for children! Even though there are laws in the country to curb trafficking of children, hardly any attention is being paid to perpetrators who pay to sexually exploit children. Just arresting the brothel owners and traffickers would not solve the problem. This is an organized crime, and unless strong measures are taken against the customers, this multi-billion dollar industry would continue to thrive in India. I am a Rajya Sabha MP and a father of two. It horrifies me to hear stories of children being snatched away from their mothers and being sold into prostitution. But what makes me angry is that there are men in the country who go to brothels and seek sex with children. I started this petition asking the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the WCD Minister to collectively implement an action plan to bring an end to this horrific crime. As part of the action plan, the government must- 1. Ensure proactive policing- Appropriate and timely arrest and action against customers so that they are punished promptly, naming and shaming of customers which is an important step in deterring these men. 2. National Level intelligence sharing through a National Childgrid to synergize country’s databases for tracking of child sex offenders and their swift prosecution and conviction. 3. Exclusive courts under POCSO and children’s courts- Exclusive courts need to be established in every state. Wherever the demand is high, exclusive courts need to be set up, beginning with all metro cities. If all of us come together, we can ensure that there is a fear instilled in the heart of men who rape children. The government agencies and ministries need to come together, adopt and enact this action plan. This is a big fight. Join me in this fight to bring an end to this horrific crime and save lakhs of children across the country who are being sexually exploited, instead let's ensure a safe childhood for them. Please Sign my petition.
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.