Sexual Harassment of Children

A SHAKTI VAHINI RESEARCH INITIATIVE

The incidences of sexual harassment towards children are on rise in last three years. As per data maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), crimes against children under different categories in the country are on the increase.

Revealing further information in Lok Sabha today the Minister of State (I/C) for Women & Child Development Smt. Krishna Tirath stated that on the recommendation made by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has included Children’s Rights enshrined in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child, 1989 in its Social Science Text Book for Class VIII. Through this initiative, children are made aware that they have a right to be protected from harm and abuse.

Smt. Krishna Tirath said that the Ministry also creates awareness for children through advertisement in print and electronic media on protection issues.

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