Tag Archive: BloggersSpeak

Let’s Break the Silence – Swati

As kids we never knew the word sexual abuse forget knowing about child sexual abuse! But the stark truth is that it has been there like an evil monster that keeps raising its… Continue reading

We need to talk By Anjali Kirpalani.

We need to talk By Anjali Kirpalani No, this blog post isn’t about the clichéd lines we use while breaking up with someone. It’s about how we as Indians need to learn to… Continue reading

Child Abuse Vigilance – By Arundhati Venkatesh

There are four main categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. A child could be subjected to more than one of these. As adults, it takes… Continue reading

“Let’s cut it at the root”.

As I sit here watching the news everyday .. I feel like there are a thousand worms crawling on my skin. I want to hide. I want to run away. I’ve been away… Continue reading

On rapes and child sexual abuse – By Preeti Shenoy

If you find strong language offensive or if you are under 18, please do not read this post. I am writing this disclaimer in the beginning as I know many of my friends… Continue reading

“Indicators of Child Sexual Abuse” by Rashi.

Child sexual abuse is extremely difficult to detect mainly because of the secrecy that surrounds it.  Children are often threatened or coerced by perpetrators into remaining silent and are frightened of the consequences… Continue reading

Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse in India: Are we ready for it? – By Uma Subramanian

“I asked my students in Grade IV to write an essay on ‘What is that one thing which scares you the most?’. A student wrote about her father’s best friend. She wrote that… Continue reading

Being Five Years Old – Zen Mornings

Wanting a bus snack for the school bus ride home, ‘And it shouldn’t be Marie biscuits.’ Wanting to read ‘one hundred and ninety-nine bedtime books.’ Needing a stool to stand on while brushing… Continue reading

CHUP, BAD GIRL – By Writerzblock

(An attempt to tell a story in Haiku form) ****** ‘Bad uncle…’ the child whispers uneasily. Mother glances at Neighbour… kind and respectable. She nudges her irritably, ‘Chup*… Bad girl!‘ ****** (Innumerable cases of child… Continue reading

“I am sorry” says a mother – Harish Iyer

A month ago, had met a single mother of an adult boy who was sexually abused by a close female relative as a child. The mother was being overtly sympathetic towards the abuser… Continue reading