My dear fellow Bloggers, I would like to share that, I am very happy to be a part of my company ( Continental Automotive Pvt Ltd, India) which not only does it’s business, but also conveys their social responsibility by organizing sessions from resourceful people to their employee about parenting .
I feel it’s my time to do something for social responsibility I too behold.
19 November is World Day for Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children. The sad reality of abuse and violence against children is that it’s prevalent all over the world. Sometimes closer than we think, in our own homes even.
Violence is preventable.
I genuinely feel the following Information helps in lot many ways to all my readers while dealing up with these critical and sensitive matters of their lovely children!!! .
I believe the more we talk, read and write about this terrible evil, the more we are aware, the better we are equipped to act. We are all connected by the word “Child” in many ways, as mother, father, uncle, aunt, sister, brother, neighbor, above all as a Human.
Now for some facts, we must all be aware of, via UNICEF.
.What is physical violence?
Physical violence against children includes all corporal punishment and all other forms of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment as well as physical bullying and hazing by adults or by other children. ‘Corporal’ (or ‘physical’) punishment is defined as any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light. Most involves hitting (‘smacking’, ‘slapping’, ‘spanking’) children with the hand or with an implement – a whip, stick, belt, shoe, wooden spoon, etc. But it can also involve, for example, kicking, shaking or throwing children, scratching, pinching, biting, pulling hair or boxing ears, caning, forcing children to stay in uncomfortable positions, burning, scalding or forced ingestion.
What do you mean by sexual violence?
Sexual violence comprises any sexual activities imposed by an adult on a child against which the child is entitled to protection by criminal law. This includes: (a) The inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful or psychologically harmful sexual activity; (b) The use of children in commercial sexual exploitation; (c) The use of children in audio or visual images of child sexual abuse; and (d) Child prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual exploitation in travel and tourism, trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation (within and between countries), sale of children for sexual purposes and forced marriage. Sexual activities are also considered as abuse when committed against a child by another child if the offender is significantly older than the victim or uses power, threat or other means of pressure. Consensual sexual activities between children are not considered as sexual abuse if the children are older than the age limit defined by the State Party.
Signs to watch out for in your children to know whether they have been subject to any kind of violence:
Don’t forget to share!!!!!……… We are grown up by a culture in which we believe God resides in Children!!!……….
Let the change we want, start from us, by getting educated and educating others as well, about these social evils in our society.
|Resource : UNICEF website|