“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”
The number of reported child abuse cases in Pakistan has risen by 10% in the last year, roughly 11 children are being abused every day. This report was compiled by SAHIL an NGO working against child abuse, according to new statistics, 2127 reported cases of child abuse has been recorded so far this year.
Pakistan is a patriarchal society which makes it almost impossible to raise a voice against issues like child abuse, domestic violence and honor killings.These issues in our country are labeled as sensitive and talking about issues is considered bold and immoral. Raising your voice against such issues shouldn’t be considered immoral. Quietly letting your children be abused and no action against it is considered immoral.
What is child abuse?
A child is subject to abuse when a parent or a caretaker intentionally or unintentionally hurts, causes injury, death, emotional harm and serious risk of harm to children. The worst thing to happen to children after abuse they get inhumanly killed. It’s observed that 97 victims of assault were murdered in 2015 and this rate has massively increased since the past two years.
Children are assets to our society and how their parents bring them up determines the future and well-being of country. It’s a responsibility to raise healthy children and in this aspect, we are failing miserably.
Such matters shouldn’t be considered and immoral they need to be spoken about and its high time now that we raise our voice against child abuse. The future of this country lies in the hands of these children.
Education is the only solution to these problems. This is possible through public advertisements, seminars and events this is the least we can do.
Let’s stand up against this for once and all.