CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 9

  • FYI post up on Rose tinted glasses http://wp.me/pxv85-DB
  • Facts about #ChildAbuse http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/police/community/abuse.html #StopChildAbuse
  • The semantics of Vocabulary – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-f4
  • Have you added the CSA picbadge to your DP for the month of April yet? http://bit.ly/IgGfvI
  • Twitter Chat today 6pm with Suparna Kudesia, RAHI Peer Educator & survivor of CSA & incest on “Healing or stopping the silence around CSA”.
  • The topic for our tweets for today: Laws on CSA in India and internationally. #CSAAM
  • The following tweets have been taken from http://www.childline.org. #CSAAM
  • If you are a lawyer and have any information on the laws that govern CSA in India, we invite you to tweet information to us about them.
  • India doesn’t have a well-defined comprehensive law concerning Child Sexual Abuse. #CSAAM
  • In a case where penetrative sex is not involved, person can be charged under Section 347 of IPC & can get away with 3 years& fine. #CSAAM
  • The following tweets have been sourced from http://www.arpan.org, one of our partners in this initiative.
  • @CSAawareness There is a ‘Protection of Children against Sexual Abuse Bill’ pending in parliament . For details see http://bit.ly/HtfW7E
  • Internationally, the following are considered CSA, according to the WHO: Fondling a child’s genitals, Making the child fondle the adult’s genitals
  • http://www.womensweb.in/articles/child-sexual-abuse-myths/ – 6 myths about child sexual abuse busted #CSAAM
  • • Intercourse, incest, rape, sodomy, exhibitionism & sexual exploitation • Inducement or coercion of child in unlawful activity. #CSAAM
  • My Real Story – by Aathira http://wp.me/p1pP52-jW
  • Workshop on CSA awareness, by Anuja Gupta Founder RAHI, organised by @fleximoms on April 14th in Delhi. Sign up. http://yfrog.com/hw3mdszj
  • The exploitative use of child in prostitution or other unlawful sexual practices. #CSAAM
  • The exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials. #CSAAM
  • In India, Goa Children’s Act, 2003, is the only specific piece of child abuse legislation. #CSAAM
  • In India, CSA might be prosecuted as: • I.P.C. (1860) 375- Rape • I.P.C. (1860) 354- Outraging the modesty of a woman
  • Or I.P.C. (1860) 377- Unnatural offences
  • Reading the stories shared by @CSAAM is a powerful reminder that it is important to truly talk to – and LISTEN to kids
  • Loopholes in the existing law: • They aren’t specific to children’s needs. • Laws have no provisions for repeat offenders #CSAAM
  • Boys as much at risk of being CSA victims as much as girls, more in fact, because they aren’t watched over as carefully as girls are.
  • …No provisions for bail-able and non bail-able offences and lots more. • The age of Child varies in every law. #CSAAM
  • CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 6, 7 & 8 http://wp.me/p1pP52-k5
  • CSA In The News – April 9 http://wp.me/p1pP52-k8
  • IPC 375 doesn’t protect male victims or anyone from sexual acts of penetration other than “traditional” peno-vaginal intercourse.
  • IPC 354 lacks a statutory definition of “modesty”. It carries a weak penalty & is a compoundable offence. And the modesty of a male child?
  • For more information read this on http://www.childline.org: http://www.childlineindia.org.in/child-sexual-abuse-law-and-lacuna.htm
  • A High Powered Committee was set up to examine the issues relating to review of Rape Laws, under the Chairmanship of Union Home Secretary.
  • The Committee has formulated the draft “Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2010”, incorporating the points agreed by the Committee. #CSAAM
  • The following tweets have been sourced from http://arpan.org, one of our partners in this initiative.
  • Laws on Child Sexual Abuse in India –by Pushpa Venkatraman : http://www.arpan.org.in/csa.html#anchor10csa
  • The IPC defines the child as being 12 years, whereas the ITPA, 1956 defines a ‘minor’ as a person who has completed 16 years but not 18
  • Section 82 & 83 of the IPC states that nothing is an offense done by a child under 7 years & further under 12 years. #CSAAM
  • Message from Arpan 2012 | 9 http://wp.me/p1pP52-io
  • 6 Myths About Child Sexual Abuse Busted by Pranaadhika Sinha http://wp.me/p1pP52-ka
  • The Myth of The Mama’s Boy-From Time http://wp.me/p1pP52-gp
  • To Sum it up – 9th April http://wp.me/p1pP52-k3
  • Twitter chat with @Cybermum_India tomorrow on How to keep your children safe online. !2 noon to 1 pm. Join us.
  • We have with us @SilenceStopsNow – a CSA survivor and a RAHI Peer Educator for a twitchat, please ask your questions with #CSAAM tag