child sexual abuse

Role of Parents to Protect Children

Adults and parents have a responsibility to create a world without child abuse and to protect children from sexual abuse. In this video, Ahsan Khan highlights the need to raise awareness about protective measures need to be taken by parents. Myths about child abuse and child neglect can put children at risk. So get informed and keep your children safe.…

SPARC State of Pakistan’s Children Report

“State of Children Report” is an annual publication produced by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), a non-governmental organization based in Pakistan. The report provides information on the situation of children in the country, covering various aspects such as health, education, violence against children,…

Boy observing Aitekaf ‘raped’

MUZAFFARGARH: A 13-year-old boy was allegedly raped by a man during Aitekaf at a mosque at Sanawan Bukhi Chowk. Reports said the boy observing Aitekaf was allegedly raped by a man who was also on Aitekaf. The suspect managed to escape while the Imam Masjid said he was threatening him…

Minor girl raped in F-9 Park Islamabad

In yet another episode of sexual violence in the jurisdiction of the F/9 Park, one of the biggest parks in Asia, a 12-year-old schoolgirl was raped by a youth. The man trapped the girl from her home in F-11/1 through his younger sister and took her to the F-9 Park…

Man held for assaulting minor in Islamabad

A man accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl in F-9 Park has been arrested. The Islamabad Capital Police have successfully apprehended an accused named Sajid Ali who was accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. The case was registered under section 376-PPC against the nabbed accused in Margalla police…

Man gets 29-year jail term for minor girl’s rape

A special court for gender-based violence has awarded life imprisonment, along with 14-year jail term, in a case of sexually assaulting a minor girl. Sanda police had registered the FIR in 2021 against accused Imran on the complaint of the minor’s father. The accused, a brother-in-law of the complainant’s elder…

Teacher arrested for raping minor girl student

 A Quran teacher allegedly raped a minor girl in Faisalabad`s Jaranwala tehsil, Chak 35-GB according to a news report. According to an FIR registered by Satiana police under Section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code, the complainant stated that his eight-yearold daughter was learning the Holy Quran from the suspect,…

FIA arrested Ring leader involved in child abuse

Federal Investigation Agency claimed to have arrested leader of a gang allegedly involved in sexually abusing children and recording their videos reported by daily dawn. A statement issued by FIA said that the agency’s cybercrime wing conducted a raid in the provincial capital on 14 March 2024 and arrested leader…

NCRC warned of growing child online harassment cases

The National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC) has warned that government functionaries, judiciary and civil society have to be strengthened to counter and prevent growing cases of online harassment of children. In a report, `Situational analysis of child online protection in Pakistan’, the NCRC said while many children…

Unveiling Deepfakes

Laila* first met Adeel* at a fine dining restaurant along the coastline of Karachi city, after eight months of online dating on Instagram. She was then 20, he 21. The two talked for hours as the golden sun set, meeting the horizon of the sea. Laila described Adeel as the…

Cruel Numbers 2023

Sahil’s annual report ‘Cruel Numbers 2023’ provides detailed analysis of child abuse cases reported in Pakistani media throughout the year. The report aims to document the scale of child sexual abuse (CSA) and other forms of violence against children to raise awareness and inform legal reform efforts. Key findings of…

Teacher removed from service for assaulting student

The education department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has removed a primary schoolteacher for assaulting one of his students, official sources said here on 3rd March 2024. A letter issued from the office of district education officer (male) Mukhtar Ahmed Khan on 2nd March, Sohail Akhtar, senior primary schoolteacher, posted to government…
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