About the Campaign

It's a shocking reality that India has the world's largest number of sexually abused children. Unfortunately, most of these children who were sexually abused did not report this to anyone.

Despite the fact that one in every two children in India is subjected to some form of sexual abuse, the issue hasn't got the attention it deserves. Our work with over 26 lakh children across India compels us to provide a safe environment for children to grow and encourage them to speak out against sexual abuse, where needed.

The need is vast and urgent. When children are exposed to any form of violence, it hampers their ability to realise their full potential for the benefit of their families, communities and countries. Child sexual abuse has harmful effects and can lead to behavioural, emotional, physical and interpersonal problems. It takes you. It takes me. It takes every Indian to end child sexual abuse.


Stories of change

Found Safe

"The school informed me that Disha hadn’t reached. A state of panic gripped me. She was nowhere to be found," says Dharmender, Disha’s father. World Vision India's Child Protection Unit was able to trace and bring back little Disha to her parents. She was saved from being trafficked.

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Did you know?

  • Every second child in India has been subjected to some form of sexual abuse and this includes both boys and girls. Most of these children who were sexually abused did not report this to anyone.
  • 50% of abusers are persons known to the child or in a position of trust and responsibility.
  • India has the world's largest number of sexually abused children.
  • In India, a child below 16 years is raped every 155th minute, a child below 10 every 13th hour and one in every 10 children sexually abused at any point of time (Source: Study on Child Abuse: INDIA 2007, Ministry of WCD, Govt of India).
  • More than 10,000 children were raped in India in 2015. (NCRB)
  • Close to 15,000 sexual offences against children were registered under POCSO Act in 2015. This is 67.5% increase from 2014. (NCRB)
  • Of girls aged 15-19 years, 2.6 million, or 4.5 per cent, married or unmarried, have experienced forced sexual intercourse or another form of forced sexual act. (UNICEF)

What We Do

What to do when you come to know of child sexual abuse?

It is mandatory under the law to report child sexual abuse and there are different ways to report this.


Reporting Online

 
 

Telephone

 
 
 

Police Complaint

 
 
 

Reporting Online

When you have to report a sexual abuse, all you need to do is simply push a button named POSCO e-Box in http://ncpcr.gov.in/. e-Box is an online complaint management system for easy and direct reporting of sexual offences against children and timely action against the offenders under the POCSO Act, 2012

If you come across sexually explicit images or videos featuring children on the internet, report it by just clicking at http://aarambhindia.org/report/

Telephone

Those who do not have access to the Internet can call the childline at 9868235077 or a toll free number 1098 and register their complaint.

Police Complaint

Register a complaint at the police station closest to where the child lives. After the complaint is filed, the police will take the child’s statement in the child’s language at the child’s home or in any place where the child feels safe. DON’T TAKE THE CHILD TO THE POLICE STATION.

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