Tag Archive: CSA Facts

Movie Review: ‘Lakshmi’ – Vasudha

Vasudha tells us about her experience watching Nagesh Kukunoor’s movie on child trafficking and prostitution, Lakshmi. To read the rest of her heartfelt review, click here.

When a Young Family Member turns Predator… – Ruth DSouza Prabhu

It was a night like any other when Suja* walked past the children’s room to head to the kitchen to get a glass of water. On her way back up, she heard a… Continue reading

The silence that damns us all – India’s Child Sex Abuse Epidemic – The Armchair Philosopher

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to traumatise it. Much like any other kind of sexual abuse, child sexual abuse inflicts wounds on an individual far… Continue reading

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

Boys Don’t Cry – Deepa Ranganathan

A male victim of child sex abuse is burdened, not only by the abuse and everything that it brings, but also by being a ‘victim’ – a position traditionally reserved for women. Anuja… Continue reading

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

There is no universal definition of child sexual abuse. However, a central characteristic of any abuse is the dominant position of an adult that allows him or her to force or coerce a… Continue reading

Message from Arpan 2012 | 13

Seeking professional support to help the child heal. Sexually abused children often feel guilt,anger,sadness,shame and confusion. Professional counselling usually helps the child: Realise that abuse is NOT his/her fault. Reduce the shame and… Continue reading

Message from Arpan 2012 | 12

It is of utmost importance to keep open communication channels and have a good constant rapport with the child. Don’t blame the child. Don’t panic or over react. Don’t Pressure the child to… Continue reading

Message from Arpan 2012 | 9

Some times, despite our best efforts our children become victims of sexual abuse, we need to help our children through this by the following: Recognizing that the child has been sexually abused. Helping… Continue reading

Message from Arpan 2012 | 8

RULES FOR PERSONAL SAFETY: RULE NO 1: It’s NEVER all right for some one to TOUCH, LOOK or TALK about your private body parts except to keep them clean and healthy. It’s NEVER… Continue reading