Child Sexual Abuse in South Asian Families

Child Sexual Abuse in South Asian Families

Break The Silence – As many as 53 per cent, or one in every two children, are victims of child sexual abuse, which often happens at the hands of a trusted person, within the home. Parents must be vigilant and sensitive to their children’s signals; and a robust and specific law against child sexual abuse is needed.

53% Children in India have been sexually abused. 21% are seriously raped and 32% touched etc. Other South Asian countries are not far.

There is no bill against child abuse in India currently.

Child Sexual Abuse in South Asian Families


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