~::~ Abuse ~::~


I guess this is the first time I am participating in 3 Word Wednesday..

http://www.threewordwednesday.com/2010/09/3ww-ccviii.html

Somehow the words never sparked any poetic ideas in my mind.. but this week was different…

The words were interesting and poetry flowed pretty easily..

Still it’s just a Haiku that I have attempted..

With a strong Social Theme.. Here’s my offering for 3 WW (Engulf, tamper, imminent)

~::~ Abuse ~::~

Father’s footsteps heard

Fear engulfs; virtue tampered

Abuse imminent

~~~~

Child Abuse is one of the most rampant social issues that have come forth in the recent times..

Though Child Abuse has been taking place for generations, in the recent times people have started bringing it to light and fighting against them..

In India, in the year 2007 a study was carried out and the following are the major findings:

Physical Abuse

  1. Two out of every three children were physically abused.
  2. Out of 69% children physically abused in 13 sample states, 54.68% were boys.
  3. Over 50% children in all the 13 sample states were being subjected to one or the other form of physical abuse.
  4. Out of those children physically abused in family situations, 88.6% were physically abused by parents.
  5. 65% of school going children reported facing corporal punishment i.e. two out of three children were victims of corporal punishment.
  6. 62% of the corporal punishment was in goverment and municipal school.
  7. The State of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Delhi have almost consistently reported higher rates of abuse in all forms as compared to other states.
  8. Most children did not report the matter to anyone.
  9. 50.2% children worked seven days a week.

Sexual Abuse

  1. 53.22% children reported having faced one or more forms of sexual abuse.
  2. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Delhi reported the highest percentage of sexual abuse among both boys and girls.
  3. 21.90% child respondents reported facing severe forms of sexual abuse and 50.76% other forms of sexual abuse.
  4. Out of the child respondents, 5.69% reported being sexually assaulted.
  5. Children in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi reported the highest incidence of sexual assault.
  6. Children on street, children at work and children in institutional care reported the highest incidence of sexual assault.
  7. 50% abuses are persons known to the child or in a position of trust and responsibility.
  8. Most children did not report the matter to anyone.

Emotional Abuse and Girl Child Neglect

  1. Every second child reported facing emotional abuse.
  2. Equal percentage of both girls and boys reported facing emotional abuse.
  3. In 83% of the cases parents were the abusers.
  4. 48.4% of girls wished they were boys.

Please say no to Child Abuse in any form you can…

That’s it from Megzone for now..!

Keep Smiling..!! Keep Rocking..!! Keep Blogging..!!

Cheerios..!! :mrgreen:

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23 thoughts on “~::~ Abuse ~::~

    • aaww..thank you so much deborah..
      i had recieved a very touching email in the morning.. which kind of inspired this 🙂
      n m glad people are recieving it well..

  1. excellent powerful message.. sad but true situation

    why do we have such sad- people amongst us who need to be shot ….

    they shud be treated with the same contempt as murderers cause they do murder the inocense of the child …

    Bikram’s Blog

    • well said bro..
      the innocence of childhood is the most wonderful phase of one’s life.. and destroyin that is no less than infanticide, IMO
      thanks for writing in bro

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