GSK INITIATIVE DAY ON PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Child Abuse is the bad treatment of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, someone living in their home or someone who works with or around children. Abuse of a child is anything that causes injury or puts the child in danger of physical injury. Child abuse can be physical (such as burns or broken bones), sexual (such as touching of private parts or incest), or emotional (such as belittling or calling the child names). Neglect happens when a parent or responsible caretaker fails to provide adequate supervision, food, clothing, shelter or other basics for a child. Child abuse is any action (or lack of) which endangers or impairs a child’s physical, mental or emotional health and development. Child abuse occurs in different ways. All forms of abuse and neglect are harmful to the child.

Child abuse may be:

  • Physical - hitting, shaking, burns, human bites, strangulation.
  • Emotional - constant disapproval, belittling, constant teasing.
  • Sexual - fondling, the showing of private parts by an adult, sexual intercourse, oral and anal sex, forcing a child to watch while others have sexual intercourse, incest, pornography.
  • Neglect - absence of adequate food, shelter, emotional and physical security, and medical care.

In other to reduce the high rate of child abuse and neglect in our society , Global Support for Kids Initiative (GSK Initiative) has set aside 22nd August every year to critically look into this issue, by meeting with the stakeholders, the children, parents and care giver to deliberate on the safety of the children in our society.

GSK INITIATIVE WEEK ON END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

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