Sexual Harassment of Children


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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s