Eliminating Child Abuses: The Role of Youth
The youth represents energy, enthusiasm, potentialities and aspiration for a bright future for all human beings across the globe. Everyone looks to the youth with some expectations not only for the betterment of the society but also for the elimination of the forces that cause the obstacle on the way to the nation building and to the enjoyment one's rights and freedom. Child Abuses have been a matter of serious concern common to many people of the world. Child Abuse means physical, sexual and emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department for Children and Families define child maltreatment as "any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child". According to the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect "Child abuse is any recent act of failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm".
Child labor has been one of the burning issues in today's society across the globe. Many children of the world are compelled to work either as domestic servant or as worker in the factories or as a helper in the bus. Many governments have also put their signature on the UN Convention on the Rights of Child and have agreed that they would also frame law designed to prohibit the employment of child in any form and any place. The children's rights are openly abused by the person concerned. Many of the children have to live most miserable life working either in the home, street and in the factory. In many places either in home or in the workplace children are sexually abused and exploited. Therefore the youth of today have greater role and responsibility to abolish the slavery of the children and sexual abuses by the adult. In Nepal there are 2.6 million children of age 5-14 years work as child workers. Trafficking in children not only takes place for sexual exploitation, but for other labor exploitation such as bonded labor, domestic service, camel jockeying, work in circus, in the farms, and for forced begging and marriage.
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