Child abuse must end
In Pakistan, the ever-increasing cases of child abuse paint a grim picture. According to a report by Sahil, an NGO that works to protect children suffering from abuse, around 12 children were sexually abused per day from January to June in 2023, with approximately 2,227 cases reported this year. The children who experienced abuse suffered from extreme injuries, bruises, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and even psychological issues, resulting in some losing their lives. These incidents are significant disruptions to their childhood and future.
I humbly request the government to focus on this very serious issue. I believe it is the responsibility of everyone to report abuse if they happen to witness it, and do what they can in their individual capacities to help the suffering children.
Jalashk Balach, Dasht
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