Child Sexual Abuse during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Dr. (Prof.) Jugal Kishore Director Professor & Head, Dept. of Community Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital & VMMC, New Delhi, India.
  • Monica Lakhanpal Gaggar Co-Managing partner, Gaggar & Partners, Solicitors & Advocates.
  • Jitender . Program Manager Beyond Eye.
Keywords: Exploited Children, Sexual Exploitation, COVID-19, POCSO


Prevalence of child sexual abuse during epidemic and disaster is common. There are evidences that children are victims of sexual exploitation during the lockdown period. They undergo multiple physical and mental injuries which could last lifelong. In presence of law, the child sexual abuse will not stop till the society is sensitive enough for the child emotional and physical health need. Responsibility of care lies not only on parents but also on everybody because they are the asset of nation. Mass awareness program along with behaviour change communication could be better solution during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to cite this article:
Kishore J, Gaggar ML, JitenderChild Sexual Abuse during Covid 19 Pandemic. Int J Preven Curat Comm Med 2020; 6(1): 30-36.


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