Evidence shows that sexual violence can have serious short- and long-term physical, psychological and social consequences not only for girls or boys but also for their families and communities. This includes increased risks for illness, unwanted pregnancy, psychological distress, stigma, discrimination and difficulties at school.
Around 40 million children, less than 14 years old, are assessed to experience the ill effects of mishandling and disregard the world over. India has a huge child populace and numerous children and youth are powerless against abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Blog covers, inter alia, child abuse and sexual abuse especially in the premises of child marriage to help the reader understand the phenomenon and forms of child abuse from an educative lens.