Imphal, February 18: Even children undergo sexual harassment not only in schools but only in their homes. To give the voice to their courage and speak out their heart it is necessary for us to raise awareness about the child sexual abuse. Likewise A one-day awareness program on child sexual abuse was organised at Mani Memorial English Academy, Kongba Dhobi Lampak.The Child Sexual Abuse Awareness campaign was organized by Childline Imphal and Manipur Mahila Kalyan Samiti. During the awareness program, Child Welfare Committee, Imphal West chairperson and advocate T H Rajkishore, spoke on Child Sexual Abuse while centre Coordinator N Kiran Singh spoke on child trafficking and sexual exploitation, stated in press release.
A short film ‘Komol’ also screening was screened during the awareness program which was attended by more than 200 students, the release said.
CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) launched the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Program in January 2011. The Program, which is Mumbai's largest communication initiative on CSA Awareness, aims to reach 1000 schools and 1 million children and their families over the next one year.The CSA Awareness Program reaches out to children between the age group of 7-12 years i.e 2nd -6th standard. This age group has been targeted as various studies, including the 2007 report of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), have found the 7-12 years age group to be the most vulnerable to sexual abuse.
The CSA Awareness Program Delivery Model has been evolved keeping in mind a four pronged approach. The Model looks at engaging the Community, Parents, Children and putting Support Structures in place.