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United Nations urges Japan to let children be children

Japan was shocked last March by the death of 5-year-old Yua Funato, who left handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents. The UN panel said children should have access to a 24/7 helpline.

Childhood trauma can affect health across a lifetime. Watch video

High levels of trauma can triple the risk of heart disease and lung cancer.

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Child sex abuse was rife in Scottish Catholic care homes, inquiry finds

Based on evidence from 51 witnesses and 21 written statements, the report detailed beatings with straps, rosary beads, wooden crucifixes and dog leads.

Caregivers must play their part to prevent child abuse

Child Sexual Abuse is any act using a child for sexual gratification. It can be physical, visual or verbal in nature. A majority of abusers are known to the child.

No arrest yet in sexual assault of girl inside Gurgaon society

“From the child’s account, it appears that the accused met her shortly after he moved in, when he went to the society’s pool for a swim. He struck up a conversation with her,” said Shakuntala Dhull, chairperson, CWC (Gurgaon).

Child abuse: Cops, teachers raise concern over problems faced during investigation in Chandigarh

At the seminar, experts from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and Panjab University (PU) expressed their views about the problems being faced by the victims and the problems in implementing the Act.

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Shahdara: Three schoolboys booked after their junior alleges sexual assault in bus

"The boy alleged the first incident took place on July 27. Around 1.45 pm, the three students, his seniors, called him and asked him to sit on their lap. One of them allegedly molested him. He rushed back to his seat,” a senior police officer said.

Minor boys allegedly gangrape girl in Dehradun outskirts after watching porn

“On the day of the incident, the girl’s mother noticed that she was silent. On being questioned the victim didn’t divulge much to her mother…. It took her two days to tell her mother about the incident, after which the family reached the police station,”a police official said.

No birth certificate, court relies on school papers in POCSO case

During trial, the victim admitted that she does not have a birth certificate issued by the MCD. “The date of birth in her school (records), as written by her mother, is 1998. She stated that her mother had not submitted any documents, such as a birth certificate, to her school,” said the records.

Chandigarh: Woman to face trial for assault on five-yr-old stepdaughter

Kaur had been booked for assaulting her stepdaughter and fracturing her leg. She was videographed carrying out the assault by her stepson, the own brother of the five-year-old victim.

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SC orders Parliament to discuss chemical castration for child abusers

New delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Parliament to discuss a petition filed by lawyer Mahalaxmi Pavani against offenders who commit heinous crimes against infants. Pavani on Monday said that there are many laws against rapists but the punishments mentioned in these laws are not enough for pedophiles.

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