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Child abuse: 2,846 cases reported across Pakistan in 2019


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

19th March, 2020
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Child abuse: 2,846 cases reported across Pakistan in 2019

In 2019, Pakistan witnessed 25% declined in child abuse cases as compared to 2018 when a total of 3,832 cases of child abuse were reported by Sahil in Pakistan.

According to the reports released by Sahil, an Islamabad-based NGO working for child protection almost eight were abused every day across Pakistan in 2019 tally reached to  2,846.

Data showed that 778 children were abducted, 405 children went missing, 384 were cases of sodomy, 279 rape cases, 210 of attempted rape, 205 of gang sodomy cases and 115 of gang rape and 104 child marriage cases were also reported from all four provinces of Pakistan, as well as Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

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The ratio of the girls are more as the majority of the victims, 54%, were girls, while 46% were boys.

Reports further stated that children from 0 to 5  years were also sexually abused and the age group of six-15 years old children are the most vulnerable among them.

At least 70 cases were identified related to child-pornography.

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