Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan: From Tears Shed to Lives Lost

Authors

  • Usman Shaukat Tarar School of Integrated Social Sciences, The University of Lahore, Sargoda Campus, Pakistan.
  • Sharin Shajahan Naomi Department of Gender Studies, Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7944-4899
  • Muhammad Aurangzeb Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Women University Swabi, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47264/lassij.4.1.4

Keywords:

Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Child Rights, Child Protection, Children Laws

Abstract

Child Sexual abuse refers to sexual contact between a child and an adult or adolescent or use of a child for sexual purpose. In recent years many cases of child sexual abuse have been reported in Pakistan is an Islamic state where the lives and rights of every individual including child are protected by state through the Constitution, domestic legislations, and obligations under International Human Rights Conventions. The state is trying its utmost to remove the menace of child abuse, but still the issue is prevailing due to many social, psychological, and cultural reasons. Culprits have various reasons, from mental illness to illiteracy behind this practice. Parents are much busy in their day-to-day affairs that they have failed to give proper time and training to children so that they could address this issue in way that is more effective. This study examines reasons behind child sexual abuse in Pakistan along with the state’s effort to overcome this evil. The findings shows that all social, religious, and legal obligations must be followed to eradicate this menace before this slogan will be chanted in every street “Jab sanbhal nae sktaytupaida q krtay o”.

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Published

2020-08-26

How to Cite

Tarar, U. S., Naomi, S. S., & Khan, M. A. (2020). Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan: From Tears Shed to Lives Lost. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 4(1), 35-43. https://doi.org/10.47264/lassij.4.1.4

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Articles: Law, Criminology & Critical Legal Studies