Shehzad Roy: 90% abused children know the abuser personally

January 11, 2018
Minerwa Tahir

By Minerwa Tahir

KARACHI: Pakistani singer and social worker Shehzad Roy said that 90% of the children who are abused know the abuser personally. "I think this injustice [that happened with Zainab in Kasur] is happening with every fifth child," he said. "Ninety per cent of the times it's someone the child knows."

It is extremely important to implement Life Skill-Based Education, said Roy while speaking to Samaa at a protest demanding justice for Zainab. Zainab was found raped and dead in Kasur. "It is very important to include [this education] in the curriculum," he said. "Also, it is very important for parents to speak to their children so that children are able to tell them if they face any abuse."
Published in Education, Pakistan, Video

Story first published: 11th January 2018


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