Tag Archive: csaam 2014

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

Iraq moves bill to legalise child marriage and marital rape, sparks fury

A bill before Iraq’s parliament that opponents say legalises child marriage and marital rape has sparked controversy ahead of elections as secular activists face off against the draft law’s backers. The bill, the… Continue reading

CSA IN THE NEWS – APRIL 21, 2014

Nirbhaya rerun in MP: Minor gang-raped and thrown off moving bus In a shocking reminiscence of Delhi’s Nirbhaya tragedy, a 14-year-old dalit girl in Madhya Pradesh was allegedly gang-raped by five people inside… Continue reading

Wish it were a story – Anonymous

I remember it like it was yesterday. It is now more than 30 years ago that he touched me and yet it seems like it was not too long ago. There I was… 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

Orange candies – fictional piece by Rashmi

I am Munna and Mili is my best friend. We are in 3rd standard. We love playing in the park. She likes to play on the swing and I like the slide. So,… Continue reading

How the Media Portrays CSA: a look at the Woody Allen case – Ruth Dsouza Prabhu

It is the way of the media – sexual abuse cases do, by and large, get reported– but there are some that are dissected more publicly than others. Celebrity-related cases tend to come… Continue reading

CSA in the news – April 18, 2014

CSA IN THE NEWS – April 18, 2014   Sleeping 7-year-old kidnapped and raped A seven-year-old girl was picked up while she was sleeping with her family outside their shanty on DBG Road… Continue reading

India’s code of silence over sexual abuse – Rupa Jha

I was barely seven years old, living in a typically large middle-class family with five siblings and numerous other relatives sharing a two-bedroom flat with a terrace. My mother, a housewife, was always… Continue reading

The closure that I have long sought – Anonymous

I start my 40th decade of life, a 15th year of being married, a roller-coaster of a 10th with my son and a profoundly fulfilling 20th as a professional in the field of… Continue reading