The growing violence against children has left us questioning the safety and future of the children in our country. Despite the morbid figure, which states that one in every two children in India is subject to some form of sexual abuse, the issue has not received the attention it deserves.
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.
To broaden the scope of thought and action on issues related to violence and abuse against children, Department of Social Work (Aided), Madras Christian College and World Vision India are organising a two-day National Study Conference on ‘Nurturing Environments for Children’.
The objective of the study conference is to draw attention to the various forms of violence and abuse that children in India face, and approaches to prevent them. The study conference expects to engage students, academics, practitioners and public servants on the theme of child protection.
The Study conference will revolve around the central theme of abuse and violence faced by children in the country.