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Police bust gang involved in filming the rape of children in Attock

The parents reported the rapes to the local DPO when the videos surfaced on the internet

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There was no shame on Imran’s face, says Zainab’s father

Zainab’s murderer was hanged on Wednesday morning

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Peshawar man confesses to raping and molesting 26 children

The suspect has been identified as Farhan

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Abused children carry the trauma in their cells, say scientists

Researchers found the trauma of child abuse was printed in victims’ DNA

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California couple plead not guilty to torturing their 13 children

David and Louise Turpin, who were arraigned in Riverside County Superior Court, could face life in prison if convicted on all counts

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Pope asks for forgiveness from victims of church abuse during Ireland tour

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Sunday for the “scandal and betrayal” felt by victims of sexual exploitation by Catholic clergy as he toured Ireland where years of abuse scandals have shattered the Church’s former dominant role in society. On the first papal visit to Ireland in almost four decades, Francis met privately with eight…

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Lahore police arrest religious teacher for killing child

Police say that the accused used a metal rod to hit the child. A case has been registered

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SAMAA shows you how to react when your child speaks of abuse

Children are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse in societies that blame the victim and uphold notions of shame and misplaced honour. SAMAA TV shows you how to deal with a situation when your child tells you about abuse. *This is a public service message from SAMAA TV courtesy Rozan.

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SAMAA helps parents talk to children about abuse

Children are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse in societies that blame the victim and uphold notions of shame and misplaced honour. SAMAA TV has created two characters, Tinkoo and Tina, to have these difficult conversations. They discuss how children should react when someone tries to sexually abuse them. Tina: No one should be able to…

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Pope’s envoys in Chile call for justice for sex abuse victims

The Vatican’s top investigator called Tuesday for justice for child sex abuse victims of Chile’s Catholic Church as fresh cases involving pedophile priests came to light. Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna spoke as he wound up a weeklong mission to Chile, where a child sex abuse scandal has rocked the Church. “Investigating is a duty of…

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Cousin sexually abused Whitney Houston as child, says Cannes documentary

An explosive new documentary about the tragic life of Whitney Houston claims the superstar was sexually abused as a child by her cousin, soul singer Dee Dee Warwick. The bombshell revelation in “Whitney”, made with the cooperation of the singer’s family, comes late in the film by Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald, which premiered Thursday…

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Shaken by toddler’s rape death, Chile seeks to alter law on sex crimes

With the country in an uproar over the brutal rape and death of a toddler, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday backed plans to lift the statute of limitations on sex crimes against minors. The move came just days after 20-month-old Ambar was taken to a hospital in the central Los Andes region by her…

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Man allegedly tries to rape 4-year-old, barely escapes clutches of mob

GUJRAT: A man who allegedly tried to rape a four-year-old in Gujrat barely escaped the clutches of a frenzied mob on Tuesday after police intervened.  According to details, a man tried to sexually assault a four-year-old in Gujrat’s Faizabad area. However, the relatives of the girl stopped the suspect from committing the foul act. Getting…

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NA special committee vows to obliterate child abuse from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Special Committee of National Assembly on Child Abuse which met here Monday vowed to obliterate child abuse from Pakistan. The committee also elected Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage  Marriyum Aurngzeb as its chairperson. Her name was proposed by MNA Romina Khursheed Alam and seconded by Zahid Hamid….

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Zainab’s killer handed four death sentences

Lahore: A special anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed four death sentences and one life imprisonment to Imran Ali, charged with raping and murdering a little girl Zainab, in a case that shocked the nation and sparked countrywide protests against child abuse. Imran Ali, 24, had killed Zainab in Kasur city of Punjab last month. He…

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Over 17,000 cases of child abuse reported in Pakistan in last five years

ISLAMABAD: A total of 17,862 cases of child abuse have been reported in the country in last five years, Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar told National Assembly on Wednesday. Responding to a question of Shahid Rehmani in National Assembly during Question Hour, he said as many as 3,002 cases of child abuse had…

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Court ruling in Zainab murder case likely this week

LAHORE: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) is likely to deliver verdict in Zainab murder case as the trial has entered its final and decisive phase, Samaa reported Tuesday. According to our correspondent, the central accused Imran Ali has admitted to sexually assaulting eight minor girls in his confessional statement. Sources said the court, which has so…

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Stronger legislation is required for issues related to child abuse

By Saman Siddiqui Child abuse or crimes against a child is the most pressing social issue of Pakistan. In April 2017, Pakistan Penal Code was amended through Criminal law Second Amendment Act 2016 to address the serious issues of child abuse. Through this amendment in Pakistan Penal Code punishments were enhanced for the crimes against…

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Another minor girl criminally assaulted in Mardan

MARDAN: Another awful incident of child abuse has surfaced in Mardan where a man has been arrested for allegedly subjecting a minor girl to criminal assault, Samaa reported Sunday. According to our correspondent, the incident occurred in Kharkai area of Madran’s Katlang tehsil where police have arrested a man on charges of sexually assaulting an…

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Families of two more child abuse victims seek justice in Mardan

In Mardan, where police have yet to arrest the culprit involved in four-year-old Aasma’s rape and murder, there are two more families that are awaiting justice after cold-hearted killers crushed their innocent flowers before blossom. One of the victims was six-year-old Shab Noor and the other was a seven-year-old Maryam.  

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Webology Episode 3: Child abuse and punishment

KARACHI: Minerwa Tahir and Raza Haidery speak about the punishment pertaining to the child abuse and how we need to change the powerful status of the abuser in our society. 

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