#Stop #Violence #Against #Children

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Read these headlines first, In this week we have come across various such incidents around the globe.

Crimes against Kids are alarming these days and makes us to worry a lot. The saddest part of this is in some cases even the convicts are kids. These are crimes that are not motivated by any sexual intentions, but about sheer madness and psychotic behaviours. Stopping Violence against Children is not just about saving kids by laws or awareness, but majorly with our very own way of living!

Watch these Nannies! Better you decide who can care for your kids than your family!

Every case is peculiar and shows something is seriously wrong. The only thing we should keep in mind is we should be careful with everything that happens around our family, especially around our kids.

Even when your kids watch some TV programs or playing some games, ensure you spend time along with them and just do not get into “I restrict you from the list of things” mode which would be a horrible mistake if you do it. A controlled child will always find a way out, but never will come in your control as you expect!

The First part, When you spend time with them ensure that you observe how they are interpreting things happening around them and if they take it wrong, be responsible to explain about it and the right way to see things. For Instance, when they play war/violent games, always you first play it and decide on it. If they play such games without your knowledge, ensure they just take that game as a game and not try to emulate any character from those games in real life. It is always better to keep them busy with pretty useful things, activities and story tellings. Prevention is better than seeking remedy. A game is just an example, there are plenty of things you need to be concerned on a serious note like knowing their friends, teachers, teammates, online buddies, hobbies, movies, etc.

And the second part, dealing with strangers / known people. The logic is very simple, THERE IS A LIMIT. Yes, set a limit for everyone whoever gains access to be with your kids. Even if you trust some relative or a neighbour, keep a limit and ensure you talk to your kids about it. It is important for kids till 16 / 17 to mingle with everyone and learn how to move in the society, at the same time as parents you need to ensure your kids are in the safe zone always till they are matured enough as adults to handle things on own. You do not need to set them a perimeter and restrict them, but you set a perimeter for yourselves and always be there when the need to. Give them the freedom to contact you anytime, access you freely in case of any emergency.

Always keep some codes of communication if they encounter any situation. Teach them about how to use emergency phone calls like 911 / 100 or whatever numbers applicable in your country.

Again, our emphasis is in only one thing. The kids are kids always, they learn from you – Parents and whatever they see. It is our responsibility to make them aware of things and let them take things in the right sense. Living and showing is far better than anyone teaching them values. So We Adults need to be responsible as Parents as well as a part of the Society! Because Some Kid is some where learning from us Right NOW!

- Din

 Courtesy : Respective News Sites we linked above.

Know : A giant portrait of a child Vs Drones

A giant portrait of a child – intended to be seen by drone operators and US satellites monitoring the region – is unveiled on the ground in Pakistan in an attempt to “save innocent lives”.

Pakistan Drone

In this undated handout photograph from the “Inside Out Project”, a poster bearing the image of a Pakistani girl whose parents, lawyers say, were killed in a drone strike, lies in a field at an undisclosed location in the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. A group of artists in Pakistan is hoping to generate “empathy” among US drone operators by placing giant posters of children in the country’s troubled tribal regions.

 (via Facebook)

Alert! : Child Trafficking

Child Traficking

Human trafficking is the third largest profitable industry in the world. Child trafficking unlike many other issues is found in both developed and developing nations. Trafficked children are used for prostitution, forced into marriage, illegally adopted, used as cheap or unpaid labor, used for sport and organ harvesting. Some children are recruited into armed groups. Trafficking exposes children to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. According to UNICEF a child victim of trafficking is “any person under 18 who is recruited, transported, transferred, harbored or received for the purpose of exploitation, either within or outside a country”. Trafficking is one of the hardest crimes to track and investigate hence data is hard to obtain. The latest figures estimate that 1.2 million children are trafficked worldwide every year. Child prostitution has the highest supply of trafficked children.

India is a source, destination, and transit country for trafficking for many purposes such as commercial sexual exploitation. The majority of the trafficking is within the country but there are also a large number trafficked from Nepal and Bangladesh. Children are trafficked to Middle Eastern countries for sport such as camel racing. There are no national or regional estimates for the number of children trafficked every year. But 40% of prostitutes are children, and there is a growing demand for young girls in the industry. 

NGOs estimate that 12,000 – 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the country annually from neighboring states in the sex trade. Thousands of girls are trafficked from Bangladesh and Nepal. 200,000 Nepalese girls under 16 years are in prostitution in India. An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Indian children are smuggled out of the country every year to Saudi Arabia for begging during the Hajj. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have the largest number of people trafficked. Intra state/inter district trafficking is high in Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Delhi and Goa are the major receiver states. Trafficking from northeastern states is high but often overlooked. In 2008, 529 girls were trafficked from Assam alone. 

There is a rising demand for live-in maids in urban areas. This has resulted in the trafficking of girls from villages in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to live under extremely poor conditions first in “placement agencies” and later in the employers’ homes. Placement agents keep the girls in small unhygienic rooms packed together. They are often made to do the placement agent’s household work and subjected to sexual abuse. Smita a sixteen year old girl was taken from her village in Jharkhand and subjected to various forms of sexual abuse and exploitation at the hand of her employers including rape. When rescued her parents refused to take her back since she had been tainted by rape. Falling sex ratios in Haryana and Punjab has led to a need for trafficking of brides from villages in Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal, who have been sold off by the parents. Jyoti, age fourteen, was sold and married to a 40-year old man of Rs 15,000 in order to produce a male heir.

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